Attn Virginians: $50 iBooks!!!!!!!

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  1. tsk macrumors 6502a

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    Henrico County Public Schools is selling 1000 iBooks for $50 each. Limit one per person. If anyone wants to bring a friend and pick me up one, I'd pay shipping :). Please!!!!


    Here is the school website: http://www.henrico.k12.va.us/

    If you click on the iBook sale picture, you get:

    The specs are:

    iBook (white) - Power PC 750
    CPU Speed - 500MHz
    Memory - 320MB
    Screen - 12.1 inch
    AC Charger
    Wireless Card
    Operating System 10.2.8
    Basic standard applications installed with the OS Applerworks - Version 6.2.9
     
  2. doucy2 macrumors 65816

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    wow i wish i could get one of those
    what a steal
     
  3. stoid macrumors 601

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    Ditto on that. I live in St. Louis, but would be willing to pay someone back + $25 for your help + any shipping costs. ($75 +shipping).
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

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    Plane ticket to USA + $50 iBook would almost be cheaper than getting a second-hand one here! :eek:

    ... but I'm not that crazy :p
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    although I won't be able to go, that's pretty sweet!

    You could get one, then sell it on ebay for a lot more..

    wow!

    bump for you! :)
     
  6. tsk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Whoa there :)! Get behind the thread poster. All gratitute goes to him first :D .
     
  7. buffalo macrumors 65816

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    dang thats a nice deal!!! I'd love to have one of those for myself!!!
     
  8. tsk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately, I'm sure there will be a lot of that going on.

    I'm just thinking how awesome this would be for my kids. $50 (plus probably some upgrades) and they'd have a pretty durable laptop they could use. I'm sure I'll never see another deal like this.
     
  9. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    damn, the school is going to make $50,000 dollars out of this deal. Not bad for them either.
     
  10. tsk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, when you think about it that way, if they raised the price $25 (which would still be totally reasonable), they'd make another $25k.

    I wonder if there is some sort depreciated cost they have to sell it at. Working at a state university, there are lots of wierd things that go on when you try and get rid of old equipment.
     
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  12. mbl42 macrumors 6502a

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    Get me one and I will give you $80 if you ship it to California.
     
  13. ichoosedeath macrumors regular

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    There's a one per person limit.
     
  14. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    Of course this could mean that they are upgrading to Dells or something. But, that really does not bother me. Wish that I could be there so I could purchase one (possibly for my parents or plane trips).

    Wonder about the schools in Washington State, better start checking out their computer sales.
     
  15. tsk thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think they're upgrading to newer iBooks.
     
  16. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    Really?

    4/29/2005
    HCPS Welcomes Dell to the Technology Initiative


    I edited out some paragraphs and deleted extra spaces between words.
     
  17. ichoosedeath macrumors regular

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    I love how they make it sounds like Office doesn't exist in the Apple Realm.
     
  18. Man In Black macrumors member

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    OH MY GOD!!!!! I MUST have one of those!! Anyone! Please!! AHH!!! Theres gotta be some people from Virginia! Oh man oh man oh man ive never wished to live somewhere else than california so bad, ohmigod i need one of those so bad oh....man......*sobs*
     
  19. ichoosedeath macrumors regular

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    I appreciate your sentiment. I live in Buffalo. And I'm thinking.. 10 1/2 hour drive one way for a $50 iBook... Hmmmmm Could be worth it.. Gotta car pool!
     
  20. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I also like it when they said that the "new" Dell's have a 14 inch screen compared to the iBooks 12. And it has 2 USB ports (Didn't those and all current iBooks have 2 as-well) and, get this, a track-pad (Wow! what a great idea, wish the iBooks had that as well. Wait, they do). :rolleyes:

    Still, it is a steal for tempted purchasers for the retired iBooks
     
  21. mxpiazza macrumors 6502a

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    hmm... 8 1/2 hours from columbus, and i have a laptop already... worth it?
     
  22. Man In Black macrumors member

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    hell yes! :D
     
  23. mxpiazza macrumors 6502a

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    if i could get a couple friends to road trip it with me, i'd be all about it, i reckon..
     
  24. Man In Black macrumors member

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    I read this June 17th news report"


     
  25. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    I'd send someone the $$$ if they'd get it for me.

    EDIT: just email me if you'd get one for me.
     

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