Only way to make it cheapish
The IT religious cult Apple is peddling its rejected gear second
hand in China to take it out of the extreme luxury market and compete with PCs
behind the Bamboo curtain.
The Apple online shop offers discounts of up to 22
percent of the new list price so it is not exactly a good deal for a used
computer. What is worse for the Chinese is that the gear has all been
returned to the Apple store as broken but has undergone quality tests to make
sure it is still viable.
The kit is still extremely expensive by Chinese
standards. A second hand iPod shuffle is being flogged for $44 and an iMac
computer costs $2,047. The average yearly salary in China is about $2025 so
even second hand, an Apple is very expensive.