Re: Apple 20th anniv Macintosh - additional notes

CobraBoy (
Sun, 1 Mar 1998 11:27:43 -0800

Lloyd Wood sometime around 10:53 AM -0800 on 3/1/98, wishing he was Steve
provided this:

> In Europe, they say they've sold completely out of their allocation of
> 20th anniversary Macintoshes, and that any remaining are reserved for
> promotional use.
> In Japan, they're advertising the 20th anniversary Mac online and
> telling you exactly which eight stores you can buy it from; demand
> must be high.
> In the US, they have loads left unsold, so they've reduced the price
> from $7,500 to $1,999 in the online Apple Store just to get rid of
> them.
> What's wrong with this picture? Doesn't it sound reasonable that Apple
> would make more money by shipping these underpowered machines to
> Europe or Japan and selling them there, in the sorts of countries
> where the original LC still has a massive installed base?

What is wrong with the picture is only so many 20AM were built. Thereby
telling you that x was allocated to Japan, x to your-up and so on. Machines
that are built for Japan as "localized" for that market. That means OS,
manuals, docs etc. Since the 20AM is out of production what do you propose,
reprinting for different markets, cracking open the boxes and repackaging
the equipment?

The 20AM is a totally useless machine as far as any general work goes.
However as a pretty box sitting on a night stand or a e-mail only office
rig it's unbeatable. The Bose audio system is almost worth the price alone.


p.s. I wonder if a G3 card would work in one? Ask Rohit about that...


The eyes are the whores of the senses, they'll go to anything. ...Keith Richards

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