The $25 eMac

By Deane Barker on April 23, 2004

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.



  1. 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…”

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