Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > iMac

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 14, 2012, 02:35 PM   #1
MsDalfo
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Texas
Will prices drop in the refurb store once the new 2012 model is on the shelves?

I'm very interested in getting a 27" 2011 refurb off of Apple's website. I ordered one the other day, but called shortly (hours) after and returned it; I have decided to wait until after the new machine has come out. It was too late; it's coming in the mail anyway on Friday, ha. I'll be shipping it back.

Do any of you know if the prices will drop on the refurbs once the 2012s are physically available? Will they start stocking newer models (newer than May 2011)? I am very inexperienced with the refurb store.

Another unrelated question: Will the refurbs still have the harddrive issues, or can I assume that the affected ones would be replaced? And I assume they are still susceptible to the dust/condensation screen problems, right?

Thanks.
__________________
Refurb 2011 27" iMac, i5, 2TB HD, 8GB RAM, 1GB VRAM | 2007 15" MacBook Pro, 2.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 160GB HD
iPhone 4, 8GB | iPod Mini, "Newer" 6th Gen | iPod Video, 30GB

Last edited by MsDalfo; Nov 14, 2012 at 02:47 PM.
MsDalfo is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 14, 2012, 10:01 PM   #2
amemoryoncelost
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
I wondered this as well. But also thought about how quick they'll go if the price does drop. I mean, I suppose you could look at the iPad and iPod touches as an example. They're selling previous generations at a discounted price. But I wouldn't count on them sticking around for very long. I bit the bullet and purchased a 27" i7 tonight
__________________
2.93 quadcore hackintosh, Dell mini hackbook, 16GB 3Gs
amemoryoncelost is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:21 AM   #3
Fishrrman
macrumors 68040
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
"Will prices drop in the refurb store once the new 2012 model is on the shelves?"

Probably. Likely.

BUT...

They won't drop UNTIL that time arrives, because as of right now, "refurbished" is the ONLY product that Apple has to sell, insofar as iMacs are concerned....
Fishrrman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:30 AM   #4
talmy
macrumors 68040
 
talmy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Oregon
Because of the delay of months in having any new iMacs in the store, there will probably be precious few 2011 refurbs, which also explains the recent price rise in the refurbished iMacs.
__________________
27" i7 iMac, 15" MacBook Pro, Mac mini with Mavericks Server, 5 other Macs and an Apple TV.
talmy is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:40 AM   #5
mapleleafer
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
They already have in Canada. Refurbs normally sell for 17-18% off. Now they're up to 20% off.
mapleleafer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 16, 2012, 01:03 AM   #6
MsDalfo
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Texas
Quote:
Originally Posted by talmy View Post
Because of the delay of months in having any new iMacs in the store, there will probably be precious few 2011 refurbs, which also explains the recent price rise in the refurbished iMacs.
That's a good point. Maybe I should just keep it when it comes tomorrow. :V

Quote:
Originally Posted by mapleleafer View Post
They already have in Canada. Refurbs normally sell for 17-18% off. Now they're up to 20% off.
Oh, I thought that depended on the model; I've seen both of those percentages I think.
__________________
Refurb 2011 27" iMac, i5, 2TB HD, 8GB RAM, 1GB VRAM | 2007 15" MacBook Pro, 2.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 160GB HD
iPhone 4, 8GB | iPod Mini, "Newer" 6th Gen | iPod Video, 30GB
MsDalfo is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > iMac

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:58 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC