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Henrico to sell off old iBooks for $50 on August 9th

updated 07:35 am EDT, Mon July 25, 2005

Henrico to sell old iBooks

Henrico County Public Schools is preparing to for all of its high-school seniors in April 2005.




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  1. DeepDish

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I will pay $100 to get me

    I will pay someone $100 to get a nice one for me, then ship it to me.

    $100 total. you get a nice one and ship it to me.

    DD

  1. HowieDI2

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Cheap b*******!

    I wonder what kind of cut throat price Dull offered them for their crappy laptops. I'll take a 4 year old iBook over a new Dell any day!!!

  1. ibugv4

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    well

    I said I needed a laptop, and look at this. Now, if only I can figure out what City it is in...

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    completely irresponsible

    SHAME ON YOU HENRICO

    You should sell the computers AS-IS on e-bay and get market value.

    Must be nice to throw tax payer money into the toilet.

    too bad some widow lost her home because she couldn't afford property taxes, what do you care...why not create a circus at your warehouse and sell these off at a 1/4th of their value.

  1. CrazedVW

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Yep

    ibugv4: Its in Richmond, Virginia. I'll be out there at 5am with a few friends next Tuesday to get one. I've been a substitute teacher in Henrico for a couple years now and I've seen students abuse the h*** out of these machines so some of them might only be worth $50.

  1. mgpalma

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Yes, your tax dollars...

    hard at work. What a stupid and irresponsible decision. It's always easier to act that way with other peoples money. I wonder what the voters would say about this lovely move?

  1. rok

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    as always...

    ...the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle of the two camps of "why didn't those idiots at apple fight harder to keep this" and "those idiots in henrico don't know a good thing when they see it." and, being the first such huge program, there were probably problems on both sides that both parties learned from.

    heck, i'll bet there's a bit of apple that'll be glad to be rid of the henrico program, and just be glad to use the lessons learned from the support necessary to use for future programs. the deal looked great on paper, and in the public relations sector and shareholders. but i can almost guarantee the engineers and management responsible for this probably got informed in a dilbertesque after-the-fact moment.

    i also bet that, as one poster pointed out, there will be some ibooks barely able to boot, ravaged by the hands of bored high schoolers who didn't have to spend their own money on the machine.

    in the end, the decision is made. we'll see how the county fares in the upcoming year, and see if they change their minds again (they have certainly shown they have no problems with giving up on a monumental horse mid-stream). and you better be first-in-line if you want anything usable out of that mountain of plastic.

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    ibooks worked morons

    The ibooks work...to say students owned it and now its worth $50, is nonsense.

    tell you what, put it up for e-bay sale, and say, not tested, don't even know if it works...it will still go for 3 times this amount.

    Test it...show that it does work (and they do, you are just making cheap excuses)...will go for 6 times this amount, at least.

  1. BobK

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Wow

    How would you like to be in charge of 22000 spyware infested laptops. Ouch, I wounder how big the IT staff is? It will need to atleast double just to remove spyware. I wish I could be there when they spyware wave hits. These guys are going to be begging for the iBooks back......

  1. yakirz

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Heigh-ho for Richmond!

    I live almost seven hours from Richmond, but even with $80 round trip gas and missing a day's pay, it'll be worth it (and fun) to go.

    320MB isn't bad, I'll put a 100GB drive in and even when I get a faster 'book, this one will still be useful for my music collection in the car and for movies while travelling ;)

    Only thing is the specs don't mention if it's CD, CD-R, DVD or Combo... Doesn't matter, I'm still going.

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