Apple Buyback Program?

Discussion in 'MacRumors News Discussion (archive)' started by arn, May 22, 2002.

  1. arn
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    arn

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    Apple Russia appears to be offering a promo for trade in of your old Macintosh.

    Per a Macintouch reader:

    Word is starting to circulate in Europe about an Apple buy-back promotion. Apple will take old computers and offer from [US$185 to US$370] off a new G4. The Apple Russia site already shows this, but none of the other European sites do yet. It should not be long.
     
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    Beej

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    I wonder if I can trade in more than one old Mac? He he... they'd be paying me to take away new G4s! :D
     
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    Interesting...

    It's cool that Apple is trying to help people get newer systems that will run OS X. $375 isn't alot towards a $1600+ machine, but it's better than a kick in the pants.;)
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    winxchange

    What if apple gives wintel users give a chance to trade-in their pcs for a brand new Mac? just a thought..
     
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    strider42

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    thats almost 25% off on the low end of things. Thats pretty substantial, espcially when on consider apple's margins are something like 30%
     
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    This might be a good reason to install the new PRAM battery in my antique 6100/66...
     
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    eyelikeart

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    ha ha ha... :D

    I'd say so...but I wonder what their angle is with this?
     
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    Rower_CPU

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    Anyone read Russian?

    Looks like $180 towards a $1600 machine, $265 towards a $2300 machine and $355 towards a $3000 model...so more like 11%
     
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    what's their angle?

    I wonder if Apple will lead the industry in one more aspect?
    avoiding e-waste!

    I know they're a struggling company and probably wouldn't waste their time (or money), but maybe that's their motivation.

    then again, that's a lot to offer for some plastic recycling.

    or maybe they'll ship them to Afghanistan.

    ok, I'm rambling-------->
     
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    eyelikeart

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    Re: what's their angle?

    so what can they do with pieces of silicon with soldered metal in it?!
     
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    Re: Re: what's their angle?

    The main concern is the lead(Pb) that shows up in older machines.

    It's better to melt down or recycle those things than let them sit in dumps or third world countries and pollute the environment.
     
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    Who knows if this program will vene be offered in the US. People in russia are broke...remember that.
     
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    Hemingray

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    Why the heck would I want to give them a computer I could easily get $1,000 for just to get $300 credit on a new computer? :rolleyes:

    Heyyyy, maybe I can trade in one of my Mac Pluses! :D Now THAT I would do!
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    I agree.

    I think it's something of a swindle. God bless Apple and all but just my local computer store would give me $380 cash for my 233 Wall Street with a broken monitor and obviously I could get more than that on ebay. Speaking of which my 800Mhz TiBook with all the trimmings arrives tomorrow. No more broken monitor for me.
     
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    It is also aviable in Germany and rest of Europe!

    M8705*/A Power Mac G4 800MHz => Rabatt: 200 €;
    M8666*/A Power Mac G4 933MHz => Rabatt: 300 €;
    M8667*/A Power Mac G4 1GHzDP => Rabatt: 400 €;
    M8649*/A Power Mac Server G4 933MHz => Rabatt: 300 €;
    M8650*/A Power Mac Server G4 1GHzDP => Rabatt: 400 €;

    Qualified Macs are:

    Power Macintosh 4400/160; Power Macintosh 4400/200; Power Macintosh 4400/200 PC Compatible; Power Macintosh 5200/75 LC; Power Macintosh 5260/100; Power Macintosh 5260/120; Power Macintosh 5300/100 LC; Power Macintosh 5400/120; Power Macintosh 5400/180; Power Macintosh 5400/200; Power Macintosh 5500/225; Power Macintosh 5500/250; Power Macintosh 6100/60; Power Macintosh 6100/60AV; Power Macintosh 6100/66; Power Macintosh 6100/66AV; Power Macintosh 6100/66 DOS Compatible; Power Macintosh 6200/75; Power Macintosh 6300/120; Power Macintosh 6300/160; Power Macintosh 6400/200; Power Macintosh 6500/225; Power Macintosh 6500/250; Power Macintosh 6500/275; Power Macintosh 6500/300; Power Macintosh 7100/66; Power Macintosh 7100/66AV; Power Macintosh 7100/80; Power Macintosh 7100/80AV; Power Macintosh 7200/75; Power Macintosh 7200/90; Power Macintosh 7200/120; Power Macintosh 7200/120 PC Compatible; Power Macintosh 7220/200; Power Macintosh 7220/200 PC Compatible; Power Macintosh 7300/166; Power Macintosh 7300/180; Power Macintosh 7300/180 PC Compatible; Power Macintosh 7300/200; Power Macintosh 7500/100; Power Macintosh 7600/120; Power Macintosh 7600/132; Power Macintosh 7600/200; Power Macintosh 8100/80; Power Macintosh 8100/80AV; Power Macintosh 8100/100; Power Macintosh 8100/100AV; Power Macintosh 8100/110; Power Macintosh 8200/100; Power Macintosh 8200/120; Power Macintosh 8500/120; Power Macintosh 8500/132; Power Macintosh 8500/150; Power Macintosh 8500/180; Power Macintosh 8600/200; Power Macintosh 8600/250; Power Macintosh 8600/300; Power Macintosh 9500/120; Power Macintosh 9500/132; Power Macintosh 9500/150; Power Macintosh 9500/180MP; Power Macintosh 9500/200; Power Macintosh 9600/200; Power Macintosh 9600/200MP; Power Macintosh 9600/233; Power Macintosh 9600/300; Power Macintosh 9600/350; Power Macintosh G3 Desktop ; Power Macintosh G3 Mini Tower; Workgroup Server 6150; Workgroup Server 6150/66; Workgroup Server 7250/120; Workgroup Server 7350/180; Workgroup Server 8150; Workgroup Server 8150/110; Workgroup Server 8550/132; Workgroup Server 8550/200; Workgroup Server 9150; Workgroup Server 9150/120; Workgroup Server 9650/233; Workgroup Server 9650/350

    See also (in German)
    http://www.apple.com/de/promo/money_and_power/reseller.html

    Tobsen
     
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    It is actually true. Apple started to offer buyback all over Europe with included list of accepted old macs.

    Apple Slovakia offers iPod travel kit for free with the new iPod as well.
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    It's limited to one old computer for each new purchase.
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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    that´s what I call a good chance to upgrade!
     
  19. macrumors regular

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    Notice how the rebate's only for QuickSilvers? Looks like the off-loading of inventory has already started in the run-up to MWNY! Hey, Hey!
     
  20. macrumors member

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    Damn, they're even allowing you to trade in those old crusty powermacs such as the LC's... that's the bomb.

    This is a great way to get the old install base onto OS X. After all, classic MacOS is dead now. ;)
     
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    Considering the fact that I would be lucky to get AU$150 for my PowerMac 7200/120, let alone US$180, if I was after a new Mac, I think this is a great idea. Maybe not for the "better" machines, but for the older stuff, that's a good way to shave a bit of the cost of a new G4. (Please tell me if I have misinterpreted this whole thing, as I can't read a scrap of Russian).
     
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    Macmaniac

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    Leave it to the Russians to have a program like this, hopefully this will encourage more people to upgrade.
     
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    ok, dumb question...

    So, then, do you think they would allow not only a trade-in, but then a rebate to be utilized also??? I haven't done any research, obviously, on the limitations of this deal. But if one could trade their old mac, purchase the new one at a substantial discount, and then apply the current powermac rebate as well, that would be... nutty. My guess is this won't be allowed.

    wishful thinking?

    edit:
    Think I answered my own question... in their "Official terms and conditions"

    5. This offer is limited to one rebate per qualifying purchase...

    oh well. Still a great deal for someone with an older box...
     
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    So is this rebate added on to the purchase incentive that Apple already has to try and get things cleared out by MWNY? If so that's not a bad deal, or is the incentive only available in the US?
     

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