FYI - 2009 Refurb Price Drops

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dexthageek, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2007
  2. macrumors 65816

    Jan 29, 2008
    I just called Apple and got a price match since I just bought two refurbs last week.

    I paid $999 for the base model which is now $929, and $1699 for the i5 which is now $1529. I am getting the total of $240 back on my card. That makes buying them even sweeter for me, since I saved ~$740 ($814 savings with tax included) over buying each computer new (versus previously just saving $500, 550 with tax), and since the updates were pretty minor (and wouldn't affect my day to day usage at all) my computers are still not really outdated.

    I feel good!
  3. macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    I think the refurbs are now the best deal out there since the performance has not changed much from the older models.

    Spec out a new 21.5" high-end with an i5 and you can have a 27" quad core i7 for that money!
  4. macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    pretty awesome. i bought the new quad i5 and returned it because of the prices being so low on the refurb models. of course they wouldn't waive my restocking fee, even though i told them i was going to buy a refurb model and you just lowered the prices, blah, blah. it was disappointing.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2007
    Hmmmm, I might give that a try. I bought my refurb the beginning of July worse that happens is they say no. So nothing to lose.
  6. macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    i already had to pay my restocking fee and since i bought at the apple store locally, i don't think i can call anybody to have them change that. sucks. Good luck with your situation though!
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2010
    Is there a way to get 'new' 2009 models from the refurb store? Perhaps I should wait for 14 days?
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2007
    I am more then happy with my 2009 i7, so I am going to keep it. But a $150 credit added to my account would be nice.

    At this point you can't really tell. Your best option is to call your local Apple store or Apple reseller and see if they are selling any 2009 models.
  9. macrumors regular

    May 24, 2010
    Wouldnt some of these be new like the ones that they can no longer sell in stores?
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2007
    It is possible, however there is no way of knowing.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2010
    I just called and I'm one day out of the 14-day time period. :(

    No price match for me
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2007
    They require 14 day for price match. :(
    Oh well not even gonna try then.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2008
    Nottingham, UK
    I tried this today (I only took delivery of my imac today) and they would only offer me £50 not the full £110 price difference. Seems strange they would do it for you guys and not for me
  14. macrumors member


    Mar 31, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Just bought the Refurb i7, what an awesome deal they are now!!!! Here's to hoping for a nice new one. :)

  15. macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    the nice thing about refurbs is that sometimes they are upgraded.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2010
    Ya, talked with the manager and they wouldn't budge because of the 14-day policy.

    Oh well, it's only $150 difference and they sent me a 2tb instead of the 1tb I ordered so I've already made that money back.
  17. macrumors regular


    Mar 5, 2009
    The Core i5 iMac is an amazing deal!, I'm planning to sell my current iMac /see sig/ to get one of these.

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