clearance items in apple store

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by philipxz, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. philipxz macrumors regular

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    what do the clearance items mean in the apple store
    isnt that when theyre trying to clear stock
    anyways both the iMac and the mbp are in it
    does it mean new mac updates??:confused:
     
  2. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    they have been there since the last updates. it is basically old stock. check the buyer's guide link in this webpage for update history
     
  3. janey macrumors 603

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    not only old stock, but also previously owned/returned ones with new components, testing and warranty. et cetera.
     
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    mmm wouldnt that be the refurb page though?
     
  5. janey macrumors 603

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    Woah, refurb and clearance are on separate pages. Is that new or am I just blind? :eek:
     
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    right but Im saying wouldnt the preowned models you mentioned be on the refurb page and not the clearance page?
     
  7. janey macrumors 603

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    yes, you would be correct. i incorrectly assumed refurb and clearance were on the same page..
     
  8. muldul macrumors 6502

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    It means it's all the old products after an update being sold off for a cheaper price
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You're blind. :p
     
  10. jroller macrumors regular

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    You are right. I don't believe Apple (or anyone else) can sell previously "opened" machines as a clearance item. I'm pretty sure it has to be sold as a refurb, regardless of what state it returned in. With that in mind, one would have to assume that the clearance items are old, unopened stock that has been returned/not sold.

    My .02...
     
  11. illidian macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't hold your breath on the iMacs, they have nearly all the goodies that Montevina provides. Though Apple could put in the Core 2 Duo Extreme processors for a quad-core iMac...
     
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