Previous Gen 09 Special Pricing

wfj5444

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Original poster
Jul 2, 2008
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Has anyone called their local Apple store to see if they are offering fire sale pricing on the 09 Mac Pro since the new 2010's are spec bumped for 4 and 8 core?
 

dissolve

macrumors 6502a
Aug 23, 2009
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Just called my local store and they said no discount until the 2010s come in. They were unsure when they may start getting those models in from Apple.
 

Chupa Chupa

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Jul 16, 2002
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Just called my local store and they said no discount until the 2010s come in. They were unsure when they may start getting those models in from Apple.
Thanks for posting. Interesting they would wait until the '10s actually arrive. Who would be that insane to willingly pay full boat on an '09 at this point? It's dead inventory. I'm wondering if they just haven't rec'd the official markdown sheet yet, but that it will come well ahead of the new models. Might be useful to call again later in the week once the dust has settled.
 

wirelessness

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Jun 20, 2010
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I was expecting to see more inventory and lower prices in the Refurbished Store as soon as the new models came online but that has not been the case as of yet.
 

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macrumors 6502a
Aug 23, 2009
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Thanks for posting. Interesting they would wait until the '10s actually arrive. Who would be that insane to willingly pay full boat on an '09 at this point? It's dead inventory. I'm wondering if they just haven't rec'd the official markdown sheet yet, but that it will come well ahead of the new models. Might be useful to call again later in the week once the dust has settled.
I think you're right. The person I spoke to simply rang up one of their Mac Pros and saw the same pricing. But she confirmed that they usually discount older models and could only offer a guess as to when that may happen. I was thinking of dropping by and asking in person later this week.
 

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macrumors 6502a
Aug 23, 2009
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I just called another Apple Store in the area and they said any previous-generation Pros would go to the Refurb store online. No idea when that may happen. Maybe each store is different?
 

Chupa Chupa

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Jul 16, 2002
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I just called another Apple Store in the area and they said any previous-generation Pros would go to the Refurb store online. No idea when that may happen. Maybe each store is different?
Was he referring to display models or also new in box units? I have a hard time believing they would spend money to refurb "new" stock.
 

jjahshik32

macrumors 603
Sep 4, 2006
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The "older" Nehalem models should be up for sale with a big discount (something like $500 off the base model) when the new Mac Pros are in the stores.

It has always been this way I remember clearly with the 08' Mac Pro 2.8GHz 8 core model going for $1999 (without business discount) but with a business account purchase it was $1799.
 

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Aug 23, 2009
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Was he referring to display models or also new in box units? I have a hard time believing they would spend money to refurb "new" stock.
I asked about any previous generation models. Given the response from my previous call and jjahshik32's remarks, he may have misunderstood me. I'm still planning to go in and talk to a rep in person, so I'll report back then.
 
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