Markdowns? (Excess inventory of older macs)

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

  1. metanoia macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2006
    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?

  2. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2007
    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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