Advice on buying Thunderbolt Display?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by macman05, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. macman05
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    I can get a TD for $800. It has approximately 22 months left on the Apple Care warranty. My question is should I snap it up with only 22 months remaining AC warranty?

    All advice welcome:)
     
  2. Spink10
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    That is reasonable price - not great - not bad
     
  3. blackjackmark
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    I got a refurb from Apple with educational discount and paid $849 and added AppleCare for $79. Granted that's $130 more but I had the full, three year warranty. If you know how well the display was handled and how much it was used and you have the peace of mind of 22 months of coverage and YOU feel like it's a good deal then go for it and don't look back! :)
     
  4. phoenixsan
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    I had read.....

    something goes on in the USB ports in TB displays from Apple (some people using some sort of vodoo to gettinng them to work :)). Also, happens to remember some data about a 0.15% of posible failure in the range of 2-5 years after moderate-severe use.

    I am sided with the another poster about the refurbished TB display plus new AppleCare

    :):apple:
     
  5. mtmac
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    Wait for the new one, hopefully soon but probably by spring. A display should last for a few computers, but the dock with USB 2.0 is already antiquated. It's a lot of money for old technology.
     

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