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dexthageek
Jul 29, 2010, 01:32 PM
I just wanted to give anyone looking at getting a late 2009 iMac, that Apple has dropped the prices on the refurbs.

I love my 27'' i7 (2009) Only bought it last month this price drop would have been nice, but oh well.

27'' i5 iMac (2009) - $1529
http://store.apple.com/us/product/FB953LL/A?mco=MTU3ODQ4Mjg

27'' i7 iMac (2009) - $1699
http://store.apple.com/us/product/G0GF0LL/A?mco=MTU0MzQ1NjE



Gregintosh
Jul 29, 2010, 01:39 PM
I just called Apple and got a price match since I just bought two refurbs last week.

I paid $999 for the base model which is now $929, and $1699 for the i5 which is now $1529. I am getting the total of $240 back on my card. That makes buying them even sweeter for me, since I saved ~$740 ($814 savings with tax included) over buying each computer new (versus previously just saving $500, 550 with tax), and since the updates were pretty minor (and wouldn't affect my day to day usage at all) my computers are still not really outdated.

I feel good!

flopticalcube
Jul 29, 2010, 01:41 PM
I think the refurbs are now the best deal out there since the performance has not changed much from the older models.

Spec out a new 21.5" high-end with an i5 and you can have a 27" quad core i7 for that money!

dwd3885
Jul 29, 2010, 01:44 PM
I just called Apple and got a price match since I just bought two refurbs last week.

I paid $999 for the base model which is now $929, and $1699 for the i5 which is now $1529. I am getting the total of $240 back on my card. That makes buying them even sweeter for me, since I saved ~$740 ($814 savings with tax included) over buying each computer new (versus previously just saving $500, 550 with tax), and since the updates were pretty minor (and wouldn't affect my day to day usage at all) my computers are still not really outdated.

I feel good!

pretty awesome. i bought the new quad i5 and returned it because of the prices being so low on the refurb models. of course they wouldn't waive my restocking fee, even though i told them i was going to buy a refurb model and you just lowered the prices, blah, blah. it was disappointing.

dexthageek
Jul 29, 2010, 01:44 PM
I just called Apple and got a price match since I just bought two refurbs last week.

I paid $999 for the base model which is now $929, and $1699 for the i5 which is now $1529. I am getting the total of $240 back on my card. That makes buying them even sweeter for me, since I saved ~$740 ($814 savings with tax included) over buying each computer new (versus previously just saving $500, 550 with tax), and since the updates were pretty minor (and wouldn't affect my day to day usage at all) my computers are still not really outdated.

I feel good!

Hmmmm, I might give that a try. I bought my refurb the beginning of July worse that happens is they say no. So nothing to lose.

dwd3885
Jul 29, 2010, 01:49 PM
Hmmmm, I might give that a try. I bought my refurb the beginning of July worse that happens is they say no. So nothing to lose.

i already had to pay my restocking fee and since i bought at the apple store locally, i don't think i can call anybody to have them change that. sucks. Good luck with your situation though!

hotdeck
Jul 29, 2010, 01:54 PM
Is there a way to get 'new' 2009 models from the refurb store? Perhaps I should wait for 14 days?

dexthageek
Jul 29, 2010, 01:59 PM
i already had to pay my restocking fee and since i bought at the apple store locally, i don't think i can call anybody to have them change that. sucks. Good luck with your situation though!

I am more then happy with my 2009 i7, so I am going to keep it. But a $150 credit added to my account would be nice.

Is there a way to get 'new' 2009 models from the refurb store? Perhaps I should wait for 14 days?

At this point you can't really tell. Your best option is to call your local Apple store or Apple reseller and see if they are selling any 2009 models.

GeorgeN111
Jul 29, 2010, 02:01 PM
Wouldnt some of these be new like the ones that they can no longer sell in stores?

dexthageek
Jul 29, 2010, 02:04 PM
Wouldnt some of these be new like the ones that they can no longer sell in stores?

It is possible, however there is no way of knowing.

Abs1nth3
Jul 29, 2010, 02:20 PM
I just called and I'm one day out of the 14-day time period. :(

No price match for me

dexthageek
Jul 29, 2010, 02:23 PM
I just called and I'm one day out of the 14-day time period. :(

No price match for me

They require 14 day for price match. :(
Oh well not even gonna try then.

spib
Jul 29, 2010, 02:25 PM
I tried this today (I only took delivery of my imac today) and they would only offer me 50 not the full 110 price difference. Seems strange they would do it for you guys and not for me

JohnRN
Jul 29, 2010, 02:29 PM
Just bought the Refurb i7, what an awesome deal they are now!!!! Here's to hoping for a nice new one. :)

John

dwd3885
Jul 29, 2010, 02:32 PM
Just bought the Refurb i7, what an awesome deal they are now!!!! Here's to hoping for a nice new one. :)

John

the nice thing about refurbs is that sometimes they are upgraded.

Abs1nth3
Jul 29, 2010, 02:35 PM
They require 14 day for price match. :(
Oh well not even gonna try then.

Ya, talked with the manager and they wouldn't budge because of the 14-day policy.

Oh well, it's only $150 difference and they sent me a 2tb instead of the 1tb I ordered so I've already made that money back.

Horus
Jul 29, 2010, 02:44 PM
The Core i5 iMac is an amazing deal!, I'm planning to sell my current iMac /see sig/ to get one of these.