what is up with macbook availability? Amazon and others OOS

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tivoboy, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    I was JUST about to buy a 2.0 macbook from amazon, since they have the best overall price, but now they show "ships in 1-2 weeks"

    And many other companies, other than the apple.com website, are showing the same.

    Maybe there IS a revision coming, or maybe they are just selling like hot cakes, they cannot keep them in stock?
     
  2. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    Apple gives its own stores priority over other stores.

    Same thing happened with iPods Christmas '05.

    Everywhere was sold out but apple.com (and maybe apple stores).

    People were paying more for used iPods on eBay then new ones usually went for. The whole time apple.com had new ones in stock.

    Mind boggling what some people do :eek:
     
  3. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    It could just be they are out of stock or that there is an update coming and apple.com has a lot of left over stock while everyone else is selling out...
     
  4. codo macrumors 6502

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    Isn’t that illegal in Europe? I have an inkling that it is covered in fair trade legislation, someone else might be able to elaborate. I could be 100% wrong – Anyone studied this?
     
  5. tivoboy thread starter macrumors 68030

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    to be fair

    to be fair, a few weeks ago apple too was showing 1-2 weeks,
    so, it could just be a supply to channel issue, like one that fixes the yellow stains issue,
    or improves the logic board?
     
  6. generik macrumors 601

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    It is very "unlike" Apple to break laws isn't it?
     

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