OWC selling Mac Pros at $500 Off - does this indicate refresh coming?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mdgm, May 18, 2012.

  1. mdgm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2010
  2. tony3d macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2006
    Or it's dead.
  3. MacVidCards Suspended

    Nov 17, 2008
    Hollywood, CA
    My glass is half full.

    OWC needs shelf space for a large truck of Mac Pros expected in next few weeks, has to clear those shelves.

    Much better spin.
  4. tony3d macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2006
    I really doubt that's the case, but it is good to remain positive I guess. I gave up, and ordered a new HP 16 core. Just got tired of waiting.
  5. TennisandMusic

    Aug 26, 2008
    Shelf space can't be it because they just got a big shipment they said, hence the lowering of the price. They also said first come first serve. So...they are being cleared out for one reason or another, but it ain't to clear current stock.
  6. steveOooo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2008
    If dead, there would be demand to buy at same price, so yes, pos refresh imminent
  7. mdgm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2010
    It's just the server model. So I guess another possibility could be that Apple is discontinuing the Server model.

    It could even just be from a company guessing it's about to be refreshed and clearing stock.

    We'll have to wait and see.
  8. ssgbryan macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    There are 10 of them. I wouldn't read too much into it.
  9. Mike Valmike macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2012
    Chandler, Arizona
    Dingdingdingding Winnah! This is just OWC placing a business bet through educated speculation. It's probably a good bet, too: I think the consensus in the community was that the Mac Pro, if nothing else, seemed like a good refresh to announce as part of WWDC. Of course, it now looks possible that the entire line might be announced there, but based on precedent we at least knew the Pro *had* been announced there before, whereas for example the iMacs never were.
  10. spacedesign911 macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    500 off is a good deal, someone somewhere, will need one of these right now and will appreciate the discount, I find it encouraging.
  11. iC D macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2012
    we would have had a leak if there was a new pro coming out.
  12. snberk103, May 18, 2012
    Last edited: May 18, 2012

    snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    Thumbs up. If it's just 10 of them, I wouldn't read much into this at all. They may have gotten a good deal from another retailer, or had a big sale fall through and are selling stock already partly paid for.

    I think sales of Mac Pros - at the moment - are close to nil as people wait for an announcement. I suspect the only people buying Mac Pros currently are the ones who have no choice... for instance their current Mac Pro has just broken and they need to get back to work. But my feeling is that everyone with an older Mac Pro and who would like to upgrade, but don't absolutely have to, are waiting to see what happens (or waiting for their current system to break).

    Same thing for people not currently using a Mac Pro but who can justify one, but don't absolutely need one just yet. They're just waiting.

    Once Apple makes an announcement my prediction is that the 'new' Mac Pro will have a terrific quarter as everybody catches up, or the existing supply of refurbished and clearance Mac Pros disappears overnight as everybody with a 2008 or older machine upgrades to what just became the last version available.

    imho, of course....

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