AppleTV on clearance at Target!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mrat93, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    All I saw was 40gb for just under $195. Could this mean an update really is coming soon?
     

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  2. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    That's a great price even if a new model is around the corner.
     
  3. woodynlily macrumors newbie

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    I just bought one of those and got a bunch of newspapers inside instead of an tv. Some thief pulled a fast one on Target.

    They gave me a refund but it stinks that it was the last one in my area.

    Oh well.
     
  4. madfresh macrumors regular

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    That sucks. I wonder how they did it though, aren't they usually behind the glass like in the picture? Unless it was an employee...
     
  5. mcdj macrumors G3

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    no doubt it was an employee. there was a rash of box content swaps at targets last year...then it was ipods being taken out and replaced with rocks.
     
  6. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Actually, it's more likely that someone bought it online (it isn't sold in stores), shrink wrapped it and then returned it. If any product is returned opened the employees are supposed to open and check to make sure the contents are correct.

    Employees rarely steal items like this because Target's security is generally pretty good and usually catches them easily.
     
  7. madfresh macrumors regular

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    I'm sure if the employees are there long enough they would be able to do stuff like this without being caught. They just need to learn how their system works and then exploit it.
     
  8. madfresh macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the heads up. I may have to check it out target. I'm thinking of getting an appletv, but I'm not so sure I should considering I have a ps3.
     
  9. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    That's the problem, security doesn't let them know where the cameras are. You'd have to work for security to know that or be in a store manager. Employees are the easiest to catch.

    I hope the employees at the Target woodynlily was at told their security employees who should have reviewed the tapes on the date the AppleTV was returned. It's all over after that because 9 times out of 10 the thieves come back and get caught. I see it time and time again. It's almost too easy.
     
  10. madfresh macrumors regular

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    Let's be a little realistic here. You think the security that works for Target is 100% dedicated to their job? I doubt they would care if Target was getting ripped off by their employees.
     
  11. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I'm not saying it's impossible for someone to rip the store off but it is extremely hard to rip off something that expensive and get away with it. All of the security employees I've worked with get off on catching people. And it seems that Target looks for those qualities in people when hiring for the security team ... at least in the areas of the country I've worked in.
     
  12. cyclingplatypus macrumors 6502a

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    Just saw three on the shelf at the Somersworth, NH Target...$160.99
     
  13. paduck macrumors 6502

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    I got one last month on eBay for $60. Great deal! Used though.
     
  14. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    man i am going to be so mad if they release a new hardware upgrade, i just bought mine like 2 weeks ago. I don't care about size improvements but new features are going to make me mad.
     
  15. rfrankl macrumors 6502

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    My Costco was selling them for $90 about 6 months ago.
     
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  17. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Good find. I noticed at target.com they state the item is available online but not in stores, which coincides the stores trying to get rid of their stock.
     

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