Would you buy a NEW 20" imac Core Duo for $800?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bDIN, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. bDIN macrumors newbie

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    I've been all set to go hogwild this spring and purchase a 24" C2D iMac with several BTO options; however, I learned today that this Monday only, our university bookstore will be selling 15 unopened base model 20" Core Duo iMacs for $799.

    Is this deal too good to refuse? The extra savings would mean a quicker replacement a few years down the road, plus it would kick the crap out of what I have now (and rarely use) — a blue & white G3 400 mhz tower.

    So... what would you do?
     
  2. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    I'd say get the Core Duo, it's only a matter of time before once again Core 2 Duo is the New G3.

    The deal is amazing. I'd say take full advantage of it!
     
  3. clevin macrumors G3

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  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That's a deal! I'd go for it unless you're obsessed with Core 2.
     
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  6. bDIN thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes; it has a superdrive. Full specs:

    20"
    Core Duo
    512 ram
    250G HD
    superdrive
    ATI Radeon x1600, 128MB

    $799
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Hey, like I said. BUY IT.

    Refurbished it's a good $1,199.
     
  8. jessep28 macrumors 6502

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    It's a good deal. I would go out and buy some RAM to upgrade to at least 1GB but even then that's a decent price.
     
  9. clevin macrumors G3

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    well, what do u want me to say? If i were u, i would go get it right now.
     
  10. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    Buy it!


    (while your at it, would you mind picking one up for me as well? I'll pay you back! ;) :rolleyes: :eek: :D )
     
  11. jellis macrumors member

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    bDIN what school do you go to? I want to go there and buy one. Great deal.
     
  12. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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  13. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

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    my god,
    go nowww
    thats insane, and you can always upgrade your ram
     
  14. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    Heck, even if you don't actually want one, buy it and sell it on eBay and put your profits towards your 24"! That's an outstanding deal.. definitely take advantage of it!
     
  15. Gigi macrumors newbie

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    I'd definitely buy it - very good deal (if it's really a new one).
     
  16. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    id definatly get it, though i would add more ram once my finds have increased again. that is a great deal, much to good not to take.
     
  17. bDIN thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sounds like I should be first in line when the store opens. I think I've made my decision. I'll definitely bump the ram up to 1.5G as soon as I get it. Hopefully I won't have any problem getting it, as they've only got 15.

    They're also selling 30 17" Core Duo imacs for $499. It's Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day.
     
  18. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

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    Can you get me one? lol
     
  19. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

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    you live where? I am going to get a 17" tomorrow. :D
     
  20. clevin macrumors G3

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    oh, damn it, this is unbelievable. my college computer store now only transfer me to apple's official discount page, which isn't cheap at all. where exactly are u located?
     
  21. viperguy macrumors 6502

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    I WANT ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
    lol
     
  22. bigandy macrumors G3

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  23. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Same, try to resell them to some locals for $999. It's JUST under $1,000. :D
     
  24. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    Where are you located??? Buy me one and I'll paypal you the money+ shipping! :eek: :p
     
  25. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    OMFG!!!!!! That's 5 times less the price of what they charge in South Africa!!!!! OMFG!!!

    I wish I was in the States right now! I would make so much cash:D
     

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