Ian wrote:I always thought Apple fans were a little nutty. You wouldn't see that if they were selling 4 year old Dells.
Oh, I think you would. It just depends on where you sell them and who to. It's kind of like the Black Friday sales where someone like CompUSA puts new PC laptops on sale for $399 (fine print that no-one reads: after filling out four mail-in-rebate forms) with only 10-15 units available per store. I've seen some of those get really ugly. Usually, the more low-brow a retail outlet is, the bigger the chance.
In this case, the notebooks were so cheap that a used model of the same type would still likely fetch more on Ebay (if they're the white iBooks as opposed to the fruit-flavored ones, probably 4x that $50 price) if in good condition. The school created a feeding frenzy. Not their fault, though.
It really scares me to continue to realize just how true the novel "Lord of the Flies" is. I have always hoped we had advanced further than that.
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