The new iMac is selling like hot cakes.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jimsoff, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. jimsoff macrumors member

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    It's been out a week today, and already the shipping times have increased. For the 20" 2.0Ghz, 20" 2.4Ghz, and 24" 2.4Ghz, the shipping time is up to 5-7 days, and for the 24' 2.8Ghz the shipping time is up to 7-10 days.

    I'm glad I ordered my imac when I did. Regardless of what some people may think about glossy screens, and graphics cards, the new imacs seem to be selling like hot cakes.

    Or do all new computers from apple tend to take longer to ship a bit after when they first come out?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That's it.
     
  3. jczubach macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone ever bought one of these so-called 'hot cakes'? what exactly is a hot cake?
     
  4. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

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    A hot cake is a pancake. I imagine you've probably eaten one at some point:D
     
  5. SMM macrumors 65816

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    It is a fine machine, with broad market appeal and has a good entry point for many different groups. Its quick success is not surprising.
     
  6. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    Apple marketing? I have some questions for you when you get a chance.
     
  7. fblack macrumors 6502a

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    A hotcake is a revision 'A' laptop which also goes by the appellation "leg warmers". As in "yes, I survived the blizzard thanks to my revision A Macbook Pro leg warmers".
     
  8. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    personally I like my cake frozen. I am a big fan of the ice cream cakes, yuk
     
  9. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    It doesn't really seem like they would be selling like "hot cakes", i think that it is more that they don't have a lot of stock.
     
  10. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    Or maybe it is like that thing where people claim there aren't problems with a product. It is just that very vocal minority. Maybe it seems as if there are lots of sales because of people here. And we know they aren't important in the grand scheme of it.
     
  11. oduinnin macrumors regular

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    On the other hand, if the supply wasn't constrained such that Apple's web site is showing 7-10 days to get the top model instead of the 3-5 that they started with, all the self anointed Mac Pundits would be declaring the new iMac a huge flop! So, Apple has learned a wee bit about marketing, now haven't they. ;)

    Pancakes usually sell 3-6 at a time. I like them best served with huckleberries and pure maple syrup! :D
     
  12. sblasl macrumors 6502a

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    Inventory probably has become constrained as they are having to set aside enough inventory to replace systems that have been purchased that have 1 dead pixel, or it is making a "funny noise", or the screen looks yellow, or maybe because the screen looks darker on the top then on the bottom. Then again there might be a twist tie missing on the powercord, how about "I know something must be wrong because I read on MacRumors that I must have a problem".

    I think Apple agreed that they would not sell hot cakes & IHOP would not sell computers. I know I must have read that somewhere.


    :rolleyes:
     
  13. Alloye macrumors 6502a

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    You forgot: My computer is going to cook itself because it's made of aluminum that gets hot after six hours of WoW. :D
     
  14. shipdestroyer macrumors 6502

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    Have any Apple stores received another shipment of 24" iMacs? :(
     
  15. jimsoff thread starter macrumors member

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    Call and find out. From what people have been saying the 24" imac is hard to get ahold of from an apple store.

    Your best bet would be to call the store to see when they expect a shipment in, then go to the store when they open, walk up to a sales associate and say I WANT A 24" IMAC! before someone else can buy it. :D
     
  16. mrmjd macrumors regular

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    Regents Street are all out of 24s, although they have a few 20s.
     
  17. shipdestroyer macrumors 6502

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    Oh, I've been calling every day around noon. :) They've been saying they don't know when more will come in, but I think they're a little annoyed by me. :eek:
     

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