MBA Soldout at Bestbuy

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gan6660, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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  2. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a

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    it will be awesome if they update the air too...its been too long since it was updated...
    can't wait for 1st :D
     
  3. jk1002 macrumors member

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    It will not be updated on the Ipod event. Best Buy is out for a bit but this has more to do with that they are not moving it enough.

    I think it will be updated out of the blue with a custom processor that is not on the chart so essentially it can happen anytime, just not at the Ipod event.
     
  4. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    Perhaps it is just sold out because Best Buy realizes that nobody is interested in buying such an outdated piece of hardware for such a high price?
     
  5. borisiii macrumors 6502

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    +1

    Nice as it would be, I think it's more indicative of poor sales than an imminent refresh. They are probably keeping their inventory as lean as possible until the plug finally gets pulled on the air. I realise it was only her opinion, but an apple store worker once told me that the iPad is the new MacBook Air.
     
  6. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    I work at Best Buy (in computers), and I know that my store has not had a non-open box/returned MBA (any model) in over 6 months, because they never sell; and if they do, they're returned. I personally don't think this is indicative of a refresh.
     
  7. Iphone3gs macrumors 6502

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    Best buy staff discount

    How much discount do best buy get?
     
  8. GadgetAddict macrumors 6502

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    I'd be excited if there was an update this week but I don't see it happening. October would be more likely which in the end isn't that far away.
     
  9. mbisson macrumors member

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    Availability elsewhere

    To see how it compared to Best Buy here is what some other retailers are reporting on their web sites this morning, as of approx 9am PT.

    Amazon: Both in stock with only 5 of non-SSD left at present;
    MacMall: Both "Generally in Stock";
    MacConnection: Both in stock estimated to ship today;
    B&H: Both in Stock;
    OnSale: Both "Generally in Stock";
    J&R: Non-SSD out of stock and SSD shipping in 3-5 days; &
    MacWarehouse/CDW: Non-SSD "Call for availability" and SSD in stock.

    If anything, without being able to compare these to another point in time, it does look like that there is a shortage of the non-SSD MB Air at present but not to the point where current stocks are exhausted.

    I'd hazard a guess that over the next month stock levels are going to drop and shipping times increase as we get nearer an October announcement and we'll see the increased rumours usually seen before new hardware is released.

    Anyone with more experience of this care to weigh in?
     
  10. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    On Macs? Next to nothing. A max of $100 on the Air.
     

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