After MBP refresh, where do current models go?

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  1. designs216 macrumors 65816

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    Do the current models get moved to the clearance section of Apple's online store when the product line is refreshed? The current line up is fine for what I need but I'll wait to purchase if I can save $.
     
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  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Larger volumes get shipped to third party vendors like costco to sell off slightly cheaper.
     
  4. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    I've never seen a MacBook Pro at a Costco
     
  5. Freewayjim macrumors regular

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    Me either, but I did buy my first iMac ay Costco in January 2006, they had discontinued 20" G5's with Apple Care bundled for $1499 I think.

    That is the only time I've ever seen a Mac computer at Costco.
     
  6. librarianChef macrumors newbie

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    Years ago I saw iMac G3s (450 MHz) being liquidated at Costco in Canada when the Summer 2001 line iMacs came out. Since then, I have never seen another Apple product offered at Costco in Canada.

    Occasionally, Apple will list the old models at a reduced rate beside the new models until stock diminishes. They did this with the PowerMac G4s if I recall.

    I don't see much difference between the clearance centre and the refurbished store on the Apple website in Canada. Maybe it is different for other country websites.
     
  7. bcburrows macrumors 6502

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    Mine goes on eBay - so grab yourself a bargain :D
     
  8. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Costco uk are stocking the current MacBook pro 13" at the mo. Well the southern stores are.
     
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    i wonder about this too.

    specifically, would a person be able to get a BTO model after the refresh comes out?

    like a 17" 3.06ghz, 8g ram, 500g 7200 hdd...

    i've never seen one in apple's refurb store, so how would i get one after the refresh?
     
  11. SteveSparks macrumors 6502a

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    You can get something close depending on what Apple has to exchange with current customers.
     
  12. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You can't choose it but if you buy 17" 2.8GHz, you may be lucky and get a BTO model with upgraded CPU, RAM and/or HD.
     

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