Apple Mac minis sell out in South African Apple centres

“Mac minis enjoyed a sell-out launch at three Apple centres in SA on Saturday, when the entire shipment of about 80 units was sold in three hours,” Paul Vecchiatto writes for IT Web. “The new Mac minis are Apple’s entry-level products, sold without a keyboard, mouse or monitor. All three of the Apple centres say their entire consignments were either sold outright or are largely spoken for. The centres have received back orders for a number of machines, although they are not sure when the next shipments will arrive.”

Vecchiatto writes, “Spurred by the news that the first three people to purchase a Mac mini would get a free keyboard, mouse and an LG LCD monitor and the next seven would get a free keyboard and mouse, potential customers started queuing during the early hours of Saturday morning. Project 3 co-owner Alan Goldburg says there were about 17 people in front of his premises on Saturday morning and the crowd grew substantially by opening time at 9am [and he said that] a number of people were attracted to the store through curiosity about the Mac mini, they bought some of the higher-spec and higher-priced G5 workstations instead.”

Full article here.


  1. Micheal, it doesn’t state how many were ordered. Given the current stateside shortage, they should be glad they got 80 of them.
    I’m still waiting on the CompUSA here in Greenville, SC to get a display model in. I just bought a G5 but I still want to see what all the fuss is about.
    I’m sure I’ll end up with a mini in the next year or so.

  2. Maybe I’m off base, but the $1,999 Crutchfield price on the 26-inch version of that Samsung LCDTV seems a bit high. In California, Good Guys is closing out the 32-inch version for about $2,299. A salesman implied that they would soon be replaced with a newer model. I’ve seen the 32-inch version, and it is a very nice widescreen TV with a lot of inputs. I’ve seen the 32-inch version on the Web for as low as about $2,099.

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