Only a few days after first listing Apple’s new Mac mini, the online store for popular retailer Target has removed the new computer from its inventory lists. E-mails to customers indicate that Target.com “can’t offer a definite date” for when the Mac mini will be in stock, and because of this, is no longer making the computer available for order.
Apple’s own online store shows the Mac mini as backlogged three to four weeks. Target.com had listed the Mac mini for several days, at the same price you can purchase it from Apple — US$499 for the 1.2GHz model and $599 for the 1.42GHz model. Some users discovered that the Mac mini could be paired with a Web order discount that would have lowered the price by 10 percent.