Apple Store "Fire Sale"

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by thechris69, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. thechris69 macrumors 6502


    Nov 11, 2005
    I recently called my local apple store, Yorkdale Mall in Toronto, to ask if they had refurbished intel imacs in stock. The employee said that at the last weekend of every month the store has a "Fire Sale" where they sell all there refurbished products. So has anyone done this before? And if so is it significantly cheaper than the advertised items in the refurbished section on the apple site?

    Any comments would be much appreciated
  2. joeops57 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2006
    In a cardboard box outside McDonalds
    I imagine that the prices wouldn't be drastically different from the refurb section of the apple site, but hey, any discount is better than none. I've found that refurb apple products are practically the same as new ones minus the flaws that caused them to be returned in the first place. My advice to you is if you're looking to pick something up and it's at said "fire sale" for a decent price, do so.

  3. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    They do this in the UK at Regent Street but I've noticed that the prices are far better on the online refurb store. It's certainly worth going to take a look though. I think it's because the stuff they sell in-store is "refreshed" rather than "refurbished", i.e. it's generally a customer return, being re-sold with a 10% or so discount. They were still trying to sell old G4 iBooks & PowerBooks last week but the price was not as competitive as the online store.

    I've never heard it called a "fire sale"... you learn something new every day!
  4. ipacmm macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    Every Apple store has this sale at the end of the month..the thing is all of the employees buy all of the good stuff so whatever is left isn't always the best...
  5. iHotu macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2006
    at large
    They have a table in the back, mostly opened returns and you can find great deals on keyboards, mice and the like if your lucky.
  6. Cantab macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2003
    My experience with refurbished items at the Toronto Eaton Centre store is that they are priced the same as refurbished items on the web store.
  7. WillMak macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2005
    the refurbished accesories are usually 50% off at my apple store.
  8. generik macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2005
    If you can buy EDU you will find that pricing for refurbs are virtually the same as EDU pricing.

    In short, if you can use EDU pricing, use it. If you can't use EDU pricing... find someone who can :D
  9. eidrunner247 macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2006
    Just keep in mind though, how often does Apple have extremely great sales? Even, 'fire sales', chances are, you'll get refurb pricing, *maybe* *MAYBE* a little lower if you're lucky. But as far as really great deals, you might be better to buy an older model after a new model comes out, or visit the opening of a new flagship store...

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