Markdowns? (Excess inventory of older macs)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by metanoia, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. metanoia macrumors member

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    Does anyone know what Apple Retail does to excess inventory of macs after the introduction of a new model, say, like after the recent speedbumps to the MacBook? Do they mark it down in-store, or do they ship it elsewhere to a discounter like Costco?

    Thanks,
    Brian
     
  2. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    Jun 21, 2007
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    I would guess a lot of them get sent back to apple to sell in the refurb store. There is a good chance when you order a refurb "prior model" after new models have been out a bit you are getting a technically "new" system.

    That seems like a lot of volume however, so I'd think there must be another outlet where they let these go.
     

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