By Deane Barker | April 23, 2004 | 1 Comment
eMac pricing glitch causes deluge of orders: Here’s a solution for the problem of Macs being generally overpriced.
Around 20,000 people placed orders for more than 100 million eMacs this week after a glitch caused the computers to be listed on an online shopping site for US$25. Japanese computer reseller Catena says a code number assigned to a package of Apple DVD-R discs was accidently matched up with product information for the eMac and with the price for the DVD discs.
It goes without saying that none of these people are getting a $25 eMac.
Almost as good as a $200 PowerBook. And just about as realistic.
Like Ann Landers used to say, “If it sounds too good to be true…”