Update impact on refurb prices

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by cqli, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. cqli macrumors newbie

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    With all the hubbub with updates to Powerbooks, etc, do you think existing powerbooks will fall even more in price? (ie the 12 in fell to $1049!)
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    There is no guarantee that Apple will offer refurbs of the model you want after a machine is updated.

    Though there is a chance that Apple will have some new "old stock" machines after an update as they finish clearing the channel.

    So it's a little hard to say yes there will be a price drop AND machines available...

    Since people do stop by to say there's a smoking deal on old model refurbs, only to see the availability vanish very quick.
     
  3. cqli thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your input!
    In your experience, how much does the price of a new 'old stock' machine' fall usually?
     
  4. invaLPsion macrumors 65816

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    It depends upon what the new computers are like, but generally, prices fall anywhere from $100-$400 for powerbooks.
     
  5. tsk macrumors 6502a

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    Does that assume any price drop with the updates? I'm really hoping that if these are still G4's they announce any updates come with a price drop.
     
  6. invaLPsion macrumors 65816

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    The previous post covered price drops if the new price points stay the same. If they do not, price drops on older models will be much more significant, anywhere from $200-$600.

    If they announce new G4 powerbooks I'm betting that the prices on new models will drop.

    My guesses: 12 inch no superdrive- $1499
    12 inch w/ superdrive-$1699
    low end 15 inch-$1899
    high end 15 inch-$2399
    17 inch- $2799
     

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