is selling Virgina Tech G5s

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by PHARAOHk, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. PHARAOHk macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2003
    Not really a good deal but I guess it's like cool or something?
  2. Freg3000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 22, 2002
    New York
    Yeah I saw this. I wonder how they got them. I though V Tech had a deal to swap them with Apple?
  3. niter macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2003
    I wonder how they are doing this too. If the computers are Virginia Tech property, this is a total no no. I did have a hunch that these computers never would have VT serial numbers on them....

    Still, we have not heard anything about this on campus and I know plenty of students would want one.
  4. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    Maybe they just say they are VT G5s to mark up the price...
  5. hugemullens macrumors 6502a


    Dec 15, 2002
    Leo Laporte just said on the screen savers that he ordered one. It's kinda cool, but not cool enough for me to keep me from ordering new or the dual 1.8 if i had the cash.
  6. Peyote macrumors 6502a


    Apr 11, 2002
    Too bad t's not engraved, or doesn't come with a plaque or something riveted to the case, it'd be cool if it listed the # of the machine, like Powermac #550 of 1100...almost limited edition.
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Actually that is GOOD news, if they are "in stock."

    That means Apple has already shipped the 90nm XServe G5s to VA Tech.

    If they're already been installed in place of the old PowerMac G5s, then the new DP 2.5GHz PowerMacs shouldn't be too far behind.

  8. el coyote macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2004
    Well, anyone with some inside info??

    Any VT students see a sh**-load of apple xserves being delivered?

    I imagine that you couldnt miss something like that...
  9. Flynnstone macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2003
    Cold beer land
    On the bright side, you know these machines have definitely had good burn-in cycles :D
  10. niter macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2003
    I checked around and these are legit.

    BTW, there is no way we could see anything being deliverd to and from the super computer unless we worked in the Corporate Research Center. The CRC is a few miles aways from the main part of the campus and thus unless you have business there, you really have no reason to hang out over there.
  11. krimson macrumors 65816


    Oct 29, 2003
    Democratic People's Republic of Kalifornia
    it says they were "refurbed by Apple", so im guessing they made a deal with Apple and purchased the entire stock, or the rights to resell them.

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