MacUpgrades, an Apple
Specialist in Bethesda, MD and
Mac Business Solutions, located in the Washington, DC area, are offering new iMacs for US$499.
The stores are receiving a limited number of iMacs from Apple to sell at $499. “We expect to have shipments by Saturday,” Brad Gibson, marketing director, of MacUpgrades told MacCentral. This is a deal that Apple is making with select Apple resellers in the New York and Washington DC to help areas affected by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
“At $499, this configuration is a good value,” Gibson said. It’s not for everyone, but it fills the needs of those looking for simple Internet and word processing.”
The iMac being offered is Indigo with a 400MHz Power PC G3 chip, 64MB of SDRAM, a 10GB Ultra ATA hard drive, and CD-ROM drive. However, these iMacs can only be sold to residents in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and New York.
“This is for DC-area customers only. People will have to show proof that they live in the immediate area surrounding Washington,” said Gibson. “We want to live up to the standards of this offer. It is for intended as a gesture to affected communities and the public.”
“I just bought one, you can’t beat the $499 price, and it helps the local economy,” MacCentral reader Vernon Sebastian Goertz said.