What does Apple store do with floor models and unsold stock?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by S-Man, Sep 24, 2009.

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    S-Man

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    This has probably been discussed, but I couldn't find anything.
    What happens to The Apple Store's unsold stock, and the models they have on the floor for demos?
    Do they send em back to Apple, Sell them cheaper, or trash em or what?
     
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    thegoldenmackid

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    rgarjr

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    They probably sell them to a company that sells them.
     
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    AAPLaday

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    I would imagine everything gets shipped back but maybe the Apple staff at the store get first choice on a refurb before they go.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Sells at Previous Model Price

    I just talked with someone at the Apple Retail store near me wondering the same thing, and they sell the previous models at a reduced price...which is usually like $100 less... a rate that doesn't convince me to buy the previous model when the new, more powerful model is so close within reach.
     
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    iLog.Genius

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    They could:

    1) Keep some as reserves (they did similar things with old iPod's)
    2) Sell to other company
    3) Back to Apple and they sell at reduced price
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    They must end up with loads of unsold machines, even with their strict stock control, refurb sales and discount sales to staff.

    What do they do, recycle the parts?
     

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