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eMac pricing glitch leads to deluge of orders

updated 12:40 pm EDT, Fri April 23, 2004

eMac pricing glitch

A Japanese company says it was for multiple eMac PCs this week after a glitch caused the computers to be listed on an online shopping site for the knock-down price of $25, according to PC World: "Catena says it received orders from around 20,000 people for a total of 100 million of the computers, but in a message on its Web site says it won't be able to fulfill the orders. The company says a code number assigned to a set of five 8X DVD-R discs, which were the products it was intending to sell, was sent to Yahoo Japan on Wednesday afternoon."

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  1. elblanco

    Joined: Dec 1969



    and the litigation ensues... no pun intended

  1. ZOM 77

    Joined: Dec 1969


    ill take 10!

    : )

  1. mamamia

    Joined: Dec 1969


    this just goes to show

    that apple prices its machines too high. think of the marketshare jump they would make with an order of 100,000,000 emacs!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    market share

    It wouldn't help too much on the 'real' market share side of things, as I'm sure most would be on ebay within minutes of receipt.

  1. msuper69

    Joined: Dec 1969


    eMac PC??????

    What the he?? is an eMac PC? This from a Macintosh site?

  1. scotty321

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I'm upset

    That is such bulls**t. I ordered 50 eMacs on that website at $25 a piece, and now they're telling me that they won't fulfill my order?? What a bunch of c***! I'm going to start litigation right now!

  1. PookJP

    Joined: Dec 1969


    s**** that!

    I ordered 500 eMacs so I could built the first Computer Hut. I was going to live in a house of eMacs that would all play the same quicktime movie simultaneously.

    Thanks for ruining my dream, Bad Apple.

  1. Bloody Brit

    Joined: Dec 1969


    for the uninformed

    Any compuer intended for consumers can be said to be a 'PC'. PC after all means Personal computer. I think we can all agree a mac is a personal computer. Instead of making a blanket comment such as: PC's are c*** remember you are refering you your mac as much as you are windows machines.

    In future, bare in mind the true way to identify the two different PC's are by the OS. Thus, machines running the Mac OS are Macs, and PC's are generally know as Wintel PC's. Wintel though is not entirely correct either being a generalisation that all windows machines run on Intel processors. However, WinAMD doesnt sound as good I suppose, so Wintel PC is the common way of refering to a machine that runs windows.

    Everyone who thinks of PC's as windows machines exclusively don't forget, by saying that you are more or less saying that no other operating sytem is worthy of being mentioned when you refer to PC's, and you are conceeding that Windows is THE OS to get when you get a computer.

    Now you may feel enlightened and dance around a fish.

  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I'll take a dozen

    Now THAT'S the way to raise market share!

  1. Eug Wanker

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Wonky math.

    I guess 100 million is 90% of 14.1 million? o_0

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