updated 11:10 am EST, Mon January 27, 2003
A MacNN reader notes that the received stock of 12" SuperDrive PowerBooks: "This surprises me because Apple's Web site today (Jan 26) at 8:40 PM Central Time still lists the 12" SuperDrive PowerBook as BTO-only!" Update:Another reader notes that his recently ordered 17" PowerBook indicates a ship date of "1/30/03 or before" (at the online Apple Store) although virtually all others have a quoted ship date of 7-10 weeks.
Meanwhile, Thorstein Veblen notes that Microcenter is having a sale on refurbished eMacs (G4/700MHz/40GB/128MB/CD-RW) for $700 and (new) combo-drive iBooks (G3/700MHz/128MB/20GB), as noted by the company's February advertisement. (It is unclear whether this is specific to the Santa Clara, CA location or a nationwide sale.) The MicroCenter Website also incdicates a 20% off sale on accessories from Belkin, BUSLink, Contour, IOGear, Kensington, and Macally at in-store special events on every weekend in February.