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I am a dedicated Mac user and I would like to I help any other Mac users
or potential Mac users avoid overpaying for Macs that I have seen on sale. I
was in Future shop in Kingston on the weekend and because I had some time
to kill, I decided to see their Mac displays. What was on display was a
brand new eMac 700 with combo drive at $1599 and an iMac 350 (Summer 2000)
selling for $1308. The latter's statistics are at http://www.lowendmac.com/imacs/350.html

What is my problem with this situation? Well the unsuspecting consumer
may like the eMac but not have enough money and will choose to save about
almost $300 and get the lower priced computer. Unfortunately the market
price for this computer is about $600 but someone is willing to sell it to
you at $1308 plus tax, clearly about $700 than market price for 3 year old
technology and with the minimum RAM and no CD burner. Clearly the
unsuspecting consumer will be ripped off no matter whether the unit had a
warranty or not.

Now I do not know why Future Shop would want to sell the item at a
price which is at least $500 too much? After explaining this to the rep, he
said that Future Shop will continue to sell the unit at that price.

Now I know that they do not have a large volume of Mac sales and maybe
it would be easier to fool a potential Mac customer. There are so few of
them? I am curious as to what would be the reaction of customer if Future
Shopdecided to sell a Pentium 3 with only 64 Megs of RAM, 10 gig hard disk
with Windows ME at the same price as a 2.4 gig Pentium4 with a 60 gig hard
disk. You be the judge.
 
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