Is it just a sale or is it a sign?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by aComicBookFan, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. aComicBookFan macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2012
    I know lots of people are looking to grasp at whatever they can to try to predict when Apple will be updating its product line. This includes me too! :)

    I just noticed that Mac Connection is offering a $50 rebate on their iMacs. Is that just a sale for the sake of having a sale? Or, is that a sign that they want to clear out inventory for a potential influx of updated machines?

    Same goes for the Minis...

    -=- Boris
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    They always have them with some mediocre mail-in-rebate.
  3. bawbac macrumors 65816


    Mar 2, 2012
    Seattle, WA
    Best Buy and Amazon has had Apple products EXCEPT the iPad on sale for the last several weeks but it's only about $60-100 off MSRP.
    The discount/sale basically pays for tax.
  4. aComicBookFan thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2012
    So how of a discount is typically indicative of a shop dumping old Apple inventory to make room for new?

    -- Boris
  5. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    You simply are not going to find much of a discount on Apple products, even when new products are introduced. You can make yourself nuts looking for great deals and guessing when new products will be released. At the end of the day if you want a new Mac, iPad, etc.. shop when you're ready to buy and get on with it.

    If you want to save money the best overall buys are buying Apple refurbished products from Apple's online store.
  6. jcoop macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    I don't see much reason for confusion about Apple's update schedule at this point. Intel is coming out with the new ivy Bridge platform in the April-June timeframe; it's inconceivable at this point that Apple would update the iMac before Ivy Bridge, and similarly inconceivable that Apple would wait long after the availability of Ivy Bridge to come out with new iMacs. So nothing imminent (within the next few weeks); after that, it's up to Intel.

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