what happens to apple store demo computers?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by scott911, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. scott911 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi - I was wondering if a store employee ( if allowed) would share with us what happens to the store demo units when they are replaced with newer models.

    Do you pack & ship them back somewhere? If they go back to Apple - do they have any programs to donate them on to non profits? 501c?

    Thanks,
    Scott
     
  2. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    I would not be surprised if they end up being sold as refurbished computers when it is all said and done.
     
  3. Vudoo macrumors 6502a

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    I know that the Apple stores sell returned products once a month, so they may sell the demos along as well.
     
  4. bizzle macrumors 6502a

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    The store I worked at would sometimes allow employees to buy them for a pretty fair discount but most of the time they were just returned to the warehouse. What they did from there, I have no idea but I'd imagine they were cleaned up, repaired if needed and sold as refurbished.
     
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