Where did all the old iBook models go?

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  1. iApollo macrumors newbie

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    A friend told me that right after Apple upgrades a prduct, the left over stock of the previous model are sold online in the sale area for discounted prices. I did see this with the iMacs and eMacs this year.
    I was planning on sending my kid brother to the site so that he could take advantage of this, but I have not seen any of the old models on the sale page. Whats the deal? Are they sending them to overstock.com?
    I just ordered a new model for myself, but like I said I want my brother to get a cheaper one. Does anyone knows if or where they will be selling the left overs of the old models?
     
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Yeah, places like MacConnection and PowerMax are selling them for $899, but it's not really worth it at all. Put that $100 into the new one and get a bigger HD, faster processor, double the RAM, BT, scrolling trackpad, built-in AP, overall newer hardware. That's def. worth $100.
     
  3. Bibulous macrumors 6502a

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    Amazon.com has them for $899 also, along with a $100 off all laptops mail in rebate, plus no sales tax.

    You can get an old 12" ibook at amazon now for $757 ($899 discount price - $100 all laptop rebate - $30 credit card sign up - $12 A9 discount and free shipping) Savings of about $300 over a new iBook with tax from Apple.
     
  4. newton213 macrumors member

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    You could always give a call to your local Apple store and see if they have any of the old model in stock and discounted, unless you live too far away.
     
  5. Bibulous macrumors 6502a

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    That's also a good idea, the Apple store I shop at has a discount table in the back with returned or opened items. Last time I was there they had a couple of powerbooks and a powermac under the table at about 20% off. Picked up a open package D-link bluetooth adapter for $19.99, works great!
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Where did all the old iBook models go?

    I bought them all. sorry. ;)
     

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