Target drops the mini, citing supply problems

Mac mini

Just days after adding it to their website, Target has yanked the Mac mini, claiming concerns about availability. Word is that it's really about profit margins; Target's got a 10%-off coupon code out, and the coupon brings the price of the mini down to $450, which is reportedly less than Target's wholesale price for the computer. Given that other online shops can turn around mini orders in under a week, and that Target is still selling the iPod shuffle despite claiming delays of 2-to-6 weeks, we'd tend to believe the profit-margin claims. Oh, and forget about using the coupon to save $15 on a 1GB shuffle; shipping charges and sales tax wipe out the savings.

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