four year old second hand iBooks? still high in demand

According to BBC News, Cheap laptops provoke Mac mayhem, a company is selling four-year-old Apple iBooks for US$ 50 each. They have 1000 laptops in quantity, but the queue is 1 kilometre in length with about 5500 people wanting one.

"It's rather strange that we would have such a tremendous response for the purchase of a laptop computer, and laptop computers that probably have less-than- desirable attributes," said Paul Proto, director of general services for Henrico County commenting on the sale of the four-year-old machines.

(Unofficial estimates said more than 12,000 people attended the sale.)

For full story, please see: Cheap laptops provoke Mac mayhem (BBC News, 17 Aug 2005)

Posted by Antony at August 19, 2005 9:54 AM

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