Cheap Emac/Imac advice required

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by gagandeeptiwana, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. gagandeeptiwana macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm new to the world of Mac and I would like advice on where I can pick up a cheap G4 Emac or iMac for around £350?

    I know I can purchase a brand new one from apple for £550 but I can't afford to spend that much at the moment. I don't mind the machine being 2nd hand or refurbished, any advice would be greatly appericated.

    Thanks,

    G
     
  2. caveman_uk Guest

    caveman_uk

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    Ebay?

    There was a 700MHz combo model that just went on ebay.co.uk for £350.

    You may also want to check out John Lewis stores as they sell old stuff off cheaper.

    I've never seen that many of them on the Apple UK refurb store. I guess they must be pretty reliable ;)

    Seriously though the extra £200 will buy you a much better emac (a 1.25GHz) so if you can find the money do try to get a new one. If you're a student you can get one for £516 from the Apple Education store.
     
  3. gagandeeptiwana thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice caveman_uk. I have an NUS card so would I be able to get one from the apple education store cheaper?

    eBay ones tend to go for more than £350 usually.

    Cheers,

    G
     
  4. caveman_uk Guest

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    Some of the prices for macs on ebay UK are stupid. You could buy a new one for about the same! The one I spotted was a good price though

    Bear in mind that emacs are heavy old buggers and any ebay sale will add about £20-£25 for postage. Apple doesn't charge on stuff over £65. The edu store for the UK is here
     

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