Apple refurb LCD pricing.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by KingYaba, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I think Apple needs to update the "original" price of the LCDs description. Infact you aren't getting that 47% discount for the 20". It's only 100 bucks difference which is only about 12.5% reduction.

    Not that I'm complaining or anything. Just seems missleading and ought to be corrected. :cool:
     
  2. Doctor Q Administrator

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    The math is suspect, but the discount is nice nevertheless.

    I'm in the "seriously considering" camp.
     
  3. macdaddy121 macrumors 6502a

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    It's a sales thing.....if you don't look at the new prices you don't know that your only saving $100. But yes it is a gimmick.....Great displays, I'm just hoping they drop the price a little or come out with newer better ones.....but I'm always hoping for new better everything. ;)

    I want one really bad too
     
  4. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    Well, on Apple's behalf, the original price is correct. It just so happens that the current price is $500 less than the original. The also do this with the Dual 2.0GHz Power Mac (not dual core) where they list the original price as $2,999.

    If you are considering an ACD, wait a few more days until after WWDC. Even if you don't want any new features, the ACD's are overdue for a price cut.
     
  5. zap2 macrumors 604

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    apple always uses the oldest price(original price) on the model of item
     
  6. NewbieNerd macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it would make you happier if the prices of new ACDs were the same as they were originally? Get that warm, fuzzy feeling inside about buying it 47% off instead of just 12 or so, though you're paying the same price either way? :p
     
  7. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Vendors of RAM should get smart and start advertising by comparing their prices with the cost of memory in the 1960s, when prices were something like "a buck a byte".

    I can see the ad now...
    Super-Duper Sale: Memory cards at 99.9999534% off!!!

    1GB SD card
    Our price: $50
    Comparable price by other vendors*: $1,073,741,824​
    * 40 years ago
     
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    The prices for the smaller screens also aren't that good...they're equal to the EDU prices for new items. Compare it to a similarly-priced item like the MacBook where the refurb price is $100 less than a new EDU price.
     

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