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Apple to honor Taiwanese Mac mini pricing mistakes

updated 04:15 pm EDT, Wed July 28, 2010

Restrictions should limit financial damage

Apple has bowed to pressure in Taiwan and agreed to honor mistaken pricing for the Mac mini. On July 23rd, the company accidentally listed a Mac mini with 8GB of RAM as costing $19,900 NT; the particular model is normally supposed to be priced at $47,000 NT. Some people leapt at the opportunity, only to find their orders later switched to the higher price.

This led to threats of lawsuits, and complaints from a regional organization called the Consumer Foundation. In agreeing to fulfill obligations however, Apple has still imposed some restrictions. A cap of one Mini per person is being enforced, and as the mistake was only present in educational listings, buyers must confirm their eligibility.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Paul Huang

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It was ugly

    Many people who didn't even qualify for the education site's prices got into the action, and now are scrambling for education IDs.

    Although the is an explicit limit of ONE per customer, some were able to order multiples of them. Of course, if Apple Taiwan wanted to enforce the policy, the units other than the one would have to be full retail, which would be a rotten deal.

    Many have already put them on eBay and other auction sites before they received shipment confirmation.

  1. FireWire

    Joined: Dec 1969


    at least

    at least it was on the server edition, so Apple will not be losing a lot of money, as the RAM is overpriced to begin with, and the loss on the software is only theorical...

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