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Old Jan 18, 2013, 11:45 AM   #1
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27" iMac - Good deal?

What do you think?

iMac 27" 3.4 GHz Intel i7, 12GB RAM, 256 SSD + 1TB SATA - $1500

Processor 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory 12 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2048 MB
Serial Number D25G60WCDHJW
Software OS X 10.8.2 (12C60)
Wireless Keyboard & Apple Trackpad
APPLE SSD TS256C

Capacity: 251 GB (251,000,193,024 bytes)
Model: APPLE SSD TS256C
Revision: CJAA0202
Serial Number: 71OB50F0K8HK

1 TB SATA

Capacity: 1 TB (1,000,204,886,016 bytes)
Model: ST31000528AS
Revision: AP4C
Serial Number: 9VPCQG1A
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 11:47 AM   #2
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I would say - yes
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 11:49 AM   #3
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 11:50 AM   #4
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It is a very good price, but know, that it has no warranty left (as it seems from checking the serial number here).

The iMac's Seagate HDD is also not eligible for replacement, which may be due to it being okay.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 12:01 PM   #5
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Given the expired warranty, are there any known issues for this particular model to look out for?
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 12:03 PM   #6
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 02:33 PM   #7
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Not to be a spoilsport but that deal seems a little too good to be true to me. Make sure you protect yourself.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 02:43 PM   #8
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Not to be a spoilsport but that deal seems a little too good to be true to me. Make sure you protect yourself.
It's listed locally, but yes, I agree.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 02:49 PM   #9
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What do you think?

iMac 27" 3.4 GHz Intel i7, 12GB RAM, 256 SSD + 1TB SATA - $1500

Processor 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7
Memory 12 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2048 MB
Serial Number D25G60WCDHJW
Software OS X 10.8.2 (12C60)
Wireless Keyboard & Apple Trackpad
APPLE SSD TS256C

Capacity: 251 GB (251,000,193,024 bytes)
Model: APPLE SSD TS256C
Revision: CJAA0202
Serial Number: 71OB50F0K8HK

1 TB SATA

Capacity: 1 TB (1,000,204,886,016 bytes)
Model: ST31000528AS
Revision: AP4C
Serial Number: 9VPCQG1A
I am sure you know the adage, "If it sounds too good to be true it probably is." Well I'd approach this deal with an extremely skeptical eye. Sounds either abused or stolen to me but then again you never know until you look at it and try it out. I'd recommend asking the seller to meet you at an Apple Store so a Genuis can check it out and if you don't have an Apple Store in the area meet at an AASP, one you have contacted and pre-arranged so it can be checked out. This protects both you and the seller. A reputable seller will have no issue doing this, a shady one will.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 03:06 PM   #10
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It's too good to be true.. I sent them a message asking where they were located and got this.


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hello ,please excuse me but i am now out at my sister,she is having some health problems and as you can imagine i am taking care of her so if you are really interested in my item,i can ship it to you with an excellent Courier Service(Eco Courier) ,i sent a lot of items with them,and everything was great,they will provide a tracking number ,let me know your decision and i will give more info' about them and their transaction,thanks"
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 03:49 PM   #11
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that is a reliable sign that it is a scam
as I have mentionned here before, there are 3 factors that always come up eith those scams

1) computer is always the most fully loaded version

2) price is really good for such a fully loaded computer

3) seller asks you to use an escrow service or third party service, you never seem to be able to meet them face to face

good job on being cautious
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 04:47 PM   #12
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It's too good to be true.. I sent them a message asking where they were located and got this.


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hello ,please excuse me but i am now out at my sister,she is having some health problems and as you can imagine i am taking care of her so if you are really interested in my item,i can ship it to you with an excellent Courier Service(Eco Courier) ,i sent a lot of items with them,and everything was great,they will provide a tracking number ,let me know your decision and i will give more info' about them and their transaction,thanks"
This "seller" very likely resides in Lagos
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 07:41 PM   #13
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If it helps...I recently bought pretty much the same setup on Craigslist, and I paid $2k for it. It did come with a 2 TB HDD (in addition to the SSD) and another 18 months of AppleCare though, and the seller was very meticulous and trustworthy. I'm loving it, and think it was money well spent...

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