Aussies please take note.

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by datalok, Apr 9, 2002.

  1. datalok macrumors member

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    Chatted to a guy who works for Apple Australia last night who mentioned that it appears that Apple are NOT going to be getting CDRW iMac G4's any time soon (certainly within 2 months) and it is likely that they are not going to get any in the hope of getting people to fork over the extra cash for a combo drive. Apple have helped to engineer their stockists to push this by slanting the profits from each sale in favour of the higher specs (supposed profit on a combo rrp $3699 AUD is $175 and more for Superdrive).

    I mean $3700 is $700 AUD ( that is $370 USD) more than the machine is in the US even though they are made closeby in Taiwan/Singapore. Effectively Apple have made their entry model with a pricetag of $1956 USD. Forget it! I am gonna buy an older G4 and a big screen.
     
  2. cb911 macrumors 601

    cb911

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    no way!

    i hope this doesn't mean that there will be a TiBook shortage when they update. i've already been waithing 4 months for the updated TiBooks!:eek:
     
  3. coeus macrumors member

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    albany, western australia
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    I know what you mean. Apple have made their LCDmacs expensive for us aussies.

    So I decided to go for the early iMacs. they aint that bad. considering the only different between them is a LCD screen, 1 USB port and different design.

    ....and the price tag.
     

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