24" in Refurbished already...

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  1. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    the 24" iMac was in the Refurbished section on the Apple store, not a bad price for 1699.00......so I bought it....
     
  2. wchong macrumors 6502

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    does that include the nvidia 7600 GT?

    do they charge taxes on refurbs? they shouldn't b/c it is an used machine.
     
  3. weldon macrumors 6502a

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    No. Just the stock 7300GT
    Yes, they charge tax and they should because they are required to by law when they sell product. And it's not technically "used" - it's refurbished product that they sell at a discount.
     
  4. hikeNM macrumors 6502a

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    Really? Ever used car I've bought, I've been charged sales tax. Is there something I don't know that I should?
     
  5. wchong macrumors 6502

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    well used stuff can't be charged taxes b/c a product can only be charged tax once.

    for example, you buy a new product and u pay the sales tax, and u use it and want to resell it, u can't add sales tax (also b/c u don't have a tax id lol).

    imagine, if u charge taxes for the same machine everytime it sells, the government is going to be filthy rich
     
  6. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    thats how it works.

    buy a new car, you pay tax

    sell that car to a dealer.

    that dealer sells that car, now used, and charges tax again.

    prices may have changed, but the govt got taxes on the same item, twice. Though it was tax on the sale really.
     
  7. Cybergypsy thread starter macrumors 68040

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  8. wchong macrumors 6502

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    dang, good buy :D

    how about the ram?
     
  9. Cybergypsy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    only 1 gig
     
  10. joshwest macrumors 65816

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    can you send me a screen shot? i've checked it 2 min after you post and no 1699 refurbed 24"
     
  11. mahonmeister macrumors 6502

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    That is really freaken cheap. I just might have to go that route.

    It's $424 less then regular price. Holy crap!

    I've never seen a discount like that before. Could we get some proof?
     
  12. weldon macrumors 6502a

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    I'll confirm that I saw it also. It showed ~30% discount compared to some of the other items that show a 15% discount. I would keep my eyes peeled for another appearance.
     
  13. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Lucky guy! Another good reason to buy refurbs... unexpected bonuses!

    btw, anyone notice that a 20" 2.1 Ghz iMac G5 now costs $1299 refurb, while a 20" intel core duo iMac costs $1199? And the 17" 1.9 Ghz G5 costs $999 while the 17" 1.83 Ghz intel core duo costs $949? What's up with that?
     
  14. KevKaos macrumors 6502

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    I have watched the refurbs closely for some time now, and I don't think I have ever seen anything better than stock configuration. I could surely be wrong though.
     
  15. TheMasin9 macrumors 6502a

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    easter eggs

    stock configs are what is quoted, but sometimes u just get lucky,
    i know i got a ppc mini with quoted 256 ram and it came with 512. its rlly luck of the draw
     
  16. logicpro7 macrumors 6502a

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    uk residents,keep an eye on the uk refurb page as i have just sent back a 24" with 2gb and 7600.

    it may turn up on there,and it will still be factory sealed.
     
  17. themacjunkie macrumors newbie

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    1 REFURB IMAC 24/2.16/1G/250/SD/AP/BT-USA
    Estimated Ship Date: Nov 1, 2006
    Estimated Arrival: Nov 8, 2006

    What is up with that? It is Oct. 13, 2006 and my refurbished 24' Apple iMac will not be shipped until November 1. At first it was actually estimated at 30 days to be shipped there was no in between days. It was going to take 30 days to be exact. Any thoughts on why it is going to take so long?
     
  18. joshwest macrumors 65816

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    umm.

    are these selling really fast i keep checking the site since a few min after the original post and there is no refurb 24"
     
  19. Jaunty macrumors regular

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    Did you just change your mind?
     
  20. ctsport1234 macrumors regular

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    for those of us that don't mind buying refurbs this is a great deal!
     
  21. KevKaos macrumors 6502

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    I agree, but for those folks that are unsure about refurbs;

    If my refurb iPod Video is any example, there is absolutely nothing wrong with refurbs from Apple. My iPod and my buddies iPod are both refurbs and they both look and act brand new. My only problem with buying a refurb iMac is that I know that I want at least one upgrade (video card), and the refurbs are only listed in stock configuration. I understand that people get lucky, but I REALLY want the upgraded video so I guess I need to buy new.
     
  22. eyemacg5 macrumors 6502

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    the g5 chip is 64bit whereas the core duo is 32bit

    i think

    -jake
     
  23. Rychiar macrumors 6502

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    go figure ther used already, they're all broken on arrival with this damn brightness humm
     

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