25% off Apple's at CompUSA

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Forgive me if this is not the right forum...

I was at my local CompUSA (Highland Park, IL) and they have all discontinued Macs on say for 25% off! I asked if it was particular to this store and a sales person told me that it was at every CompUSA this week.

At the store by me they had the Quad G5 for $2250 after the discount and a 15" PowerBook (last model) for $1100, amoung other G4 and G5 Macs. Fyi.
 

admanimal

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Sutekidane said:
sounds too good to be true.

maybe it's only on the powerPC models.
Well he did say only on *discontinued* macs, so yes that just means PowerPC. I was at CompUSA in Mass. on Friday and they were in fact having the same sale on the old PowerPC models.
 

emw

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Sutekidane said:
maybe it's only on the powerPC models.
He did say "discontinued Macs", so probably yes - it's the PowerPC models. Even so, that's a pretty good deal if you're looking for something like that.

If it's true.

Edit: Shouldn't have looked at the website ;) Good to see we've had some confirmation.
 

Lancetx

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It's definitely true. A friend of mine picked up a discontinued G4 Mac mini for only $299 a CompUSA here just last week. It's a great deal if your local CompUSA store has any discontinued Macs still remaining in stock.
 

xfiftyfour

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Lancetx said:
It's definitely true. A friend of mine picked up a discontinued G4 Mac mini for only $299 a CompUSA here just last week. It's a great deal if your local CompUSA store has any discontinued Macs still remaining in stock.
wow, that almost makes getting a old mini worth it, haha
 

Lancetx

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xfiftyfour said:
wow, that almost makes getting a old mini worth it, haha
Hey, all my friend needed was a basic system. You certainly can't find anything else better out there for that low of a price. Hell, it costs $200 just to buy Tiger & iLife '06 alone, so to get a system with those included for $299 sounds good to me. :)
 

macdaddy121

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CompUSA has had some really good deals on Macs over the past couple of weeks. A powerbook G4 15" for $1100. That's a really good deal.
 

xfiftyfour

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Lancetx said:
Hey, all my friend needed was a basic system. You certainly can't find anything else better out there for that low of a price. Hell, it costs $200 just to buy Tiger & iLife '06 alone, so to get a system with those included for $299 sounds good to me. :)
haha - i wasn't being sarcastic. it's definitely a good deal - it really does almost make it worth it.. especially for someone that doesn't need anything too powerful.
 

mattcube64

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Darnit! My Compusa is going out of business. So, all Macs are 10% off. Too bad they're not taking part in the national 25% off. I'd buy a Mac Mini for $299 in a heartbeat. Honest to God.
 

ITASOR

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mattcube64 said:
Darnit! My Compusa is going out of business. So, all Macs are 10% off. Too bad they're not taking part in the national 25% off. I'd buy a Mac Mini for $299 in a heartbeat. Honest to God.
So is mine. :(
 

Cameront9

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ITASOR said:
So is mine. :(
The Compusa in my town went out of business a few years ago (before I had a Mac, actually). So I've been without a local place that has Mac software and Hardware for a LONG time.
 

QCassidy352

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spinne1 said:
Even online the Compusa.com store has the 1.42 Ghz G4 mini at $349.
and I wonder if that's really the 1.5 G4 with the 64 VRAM. If so, that's a really tempting offer. Isn't there supposed to be a way to tell if a mini is one of the silent updates? By the serial number or something?
 

FFTT

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I would rather buy a Refurb direct from Apple than anything new at CompUSA.

Comp's open box demos take a beating.

Be careful that anything you buy is absolutely sealed new in box.

Also watch those serial numbers for bad batches.
 

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RichP said:
The Quad is that cheap? It isnt discontinued.
Yes it is (more or less)....they're just dumping remaining units as far as I know.
 

Miguey

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and along with this, in So Cal, theres a compusa in the chino spectrum whose going out of buisness i assume, they have this huge clearance sale, and their computers are at least 10% off, even the Macs are marked off...but they are still expensive..