Apple’s online store
on Tuesday began showing a banner at the top of the Web site advertising a sale on the company’s line of
64-bit Power Mac G5s. However, when you click to purchase the computer, the old prices show up instead of the sale price advertised on the front page.
According to the Apple store Web site the sale will give users a discount of US$200 on the single processor 1.6GHz Power Mac G5 (bringing it to $1,599 from $1,799) and the dual 1.8GHz model (bringing it to $2,299 from the current $2,499). The high-end dual 2GHz Power Mac will sell for $300 off the current price of $2,999 bringing the new price to $2,699.
Apple introduced the 1.8GHz Power Mac G5 on November 18, the company lowered the price of the 1.6GHz machine from $1,999 to 1,799, while the dual 1.8GHz model went up $100 to $2,499. The dual 2GHz model remained at the same price during the changes in mid-November.
Apple representatives were not immediately available to comment on this story. There was no indication on the Web site when the sale was due to begin.