PDA

View Full Version : Apple Store Refurbished MacBook - Price Anomaly ?



zootman
5th February 2008, 07:29 PM
Hi Guys,

Just taking a gander at the apple store on refurbed macbooks when I noticed the below price anomaly. Seems the slower/less featured macbook is more expensive ? How could this be ? Is the slower macbook a "new" (older unsold stock) they are getting rid of ? The higher specced machine is a"genuine" refurb ? I suppose the only real way to find out is to call Apple Store and ask, I guess.

Heres a quick copy from the web site.

Refurbished MacBook, 13-ich, 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, White
13.3-inch glossy widescreen display
1GB memory
120GB hard drive
8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Built-in iSight camera
Learn More

• Save 21% off the original price
Original price: A$ 1,899.00
Your price: A$ 1,519.00
(A$ 1,380.91 ex GST)
Estimated Ship:
within 24 hours
Free Shipping

Refurbished MacBook, 13-inch, 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, White
13.3-inch glossy widescreen display
1280 x 800 resolution
1GB memory (2x512MB SODIMMs)
80GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive
SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Built-in iSight camera
Learn More

• Save 11% off the original price
Original price: A$ 1,699.01
Your price: A$ 1,529.00
(A$ 1,390.00 ex GST)
Estimated Ship:
within 24 hours
Free Shipping

Just call me curious...............

Cheers

Huy
5th February 2008, 08:04 PM
Yeah sounds like a stuff up to me.

The 2.16 is a MacBook (Mid 2007) (MB062LL/A) model while...

The 2.0 model is a MacBook (Late 2006) (MA700LL/A) model.

Get the better specced out one for less, of course. More hard disk and double layer burner and faster CPU. :)

dixon
10th February 2008, 05:58 PM
Just bought the Mac for $1519, didn't make sense to me either, better mac book for $10 cheaper.

dixon
13th February 2008, 08:44 PM
It arrived today!!! Wow what an amazing piece of art. It amazing what apple can do with a computer, had never owned an apple until a few months ago when i bought two imac g4's off ebay. Now i have 3 and i feel thats just the begining.

I see they have the same mac book back in the store.

zootman
13th February 2008, 09:05 PM
Ah - thats cool - I was gonna order one--- until my wife broke a tooth and needs a crown..... $1300 !!!!! So i am gonna put my mac book hankering on hold for a while.... waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh !! :-(

spuds_imac
13th February 2008, 09:36 PM
Ah - thats cool - I was gonna order one--- until my wife broke a tooth and needs a crown..... $1300 !!!!! So i am gonna put my mac book hankering on hold for a while.... waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh !! :-(

Shit I'll pull it out for $500:D