Amazon discounting PowerBook 12"/17"

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Panther, Jun 1, 2003.

  1. Panther macrumors member

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    Don't know if this is "news"... but Amazon is selling 17" for $3169 ($130 saving) and 12" for $1739 ($60 saving)

    PowerBook 17" ...
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000087BHX

    PowerBook 12" ...
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000087BHV

    Not sure if this is something everyone sees, or if I've been "singled out" (with Amazon its always possible), but I thought I'd point it out.

    At first I wasn't sure if I should read anything in to this (is this a "possible imminent EOL of PB due to 970" etc.), but I'm not seeing discounts on CDW or MacWarehouse, so it looks like its just Amazon being "competitive" :D
     
  2. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I thought apple didn't allow resellers to do this...
     
  3. GigaWire macrumors 6502

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    all of their apple products are discounted. it's really nice if you want a new apple product, trusted source, and no tax.
     
  4. Panther thread starter macrumors member

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    Their contract with Apple probably says their catalog (in this case the website) can't show a price below Apple's "minimum advertised price", but online resellers often work around this by doing this "we can't show the price until you add to cart" trickery to work around it.

    Still, I doubt they'd have done this without Apple's blessing (or perhaps even some co-funding dollars)
     
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  6. Panther thread starter macrumors member

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    Doesn't that strike folks as odd, given they've only been out since MWSF...

    Perhaps this is just their way of clearing the last of the 15" PBs out... but they couldn't put the 12" and 15" within $200 of each other, so the 12" went down too.

    Still, we're not complaining, right :D
     
  7. ouketii macrumors regular

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    seems like apple recently did a little discounting of their own...
     

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