23" Cinema HD for $400???

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  1. vaderhater245 macrumors 6502

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    My school's bookstore is selling 2 refurb 23" Apple Cinema Displays for $400 each. Given my setup(sig) I'm looking for a second monitor to do more graphic design work on. Is this a good deal? Or should I just wait it out for a 24" LED version later on?

    EDIT: when I mean by wait, I mean save up for the 24" LED Cinema
     
  2. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    Buy it. That's a stunning deal.

    Don't think. Buy.
     
  3. vaderhater245 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so the $435 after tax is worth it? even though the display was introduced 5 years ago? I' had the 20" version and loved it up to the point of its death. I'm just afraid of buying into old technology with this purchase.
     
  4. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Yes...buy
     
  5. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    that's a super deal. If I could get it I would totally jump on it :)
     
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    that 'old tech' is still being used in the highest of high-quality panels.

    You'd be mad not to get it.
     
  7. vaderhater245 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The bad thing is my new job doesnt start for another week and i would have to put it on my credit card:( I love it how you guys are saying this and my girlfriend is completely against it. lol
     
  8. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    This is my new mantra :D
     
  9. vaderhater245 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm only thinking on this purchase cause I'm a college student who has no job at the moment.
     
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  11. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    So pay it off in 3 weeks when you get paid. I would be all over that.
     
  12. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    hang on guys. I agree this is an amazing deal, and I would totally buy these if I could. But he's a student with no job and trying to be responsible. I think that's admirable.

    That said, I still think you should get one. The reason being that it's $400 now or $900 later for the 24" you mention. So even though I admire your restraint, this is going to save you money over your other option in the long run.
     
  13. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    As long as its not literally 5 years old, you dont want to pay $400 on a monitor thats been used for 5 years. But $400 on a newish 23" is about as good a deal youre going to get for a monitor.
     
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    ...being that its already a refurb, can you add apple care to it?

    If so, I'd get it and have the peace of mind with the apple care...

    If not, I'd pass...
     
  15. MacDuck macrumors member

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    Yes....get it. I just bought a second 23" a few months ago for $500 cash on Craigslist. Was one of the best deals I ever have been involved with. $400 is unheard of, especially for a 23".

    Check for fading, pixels, the usual suspects before buying.

    Good luck.
     
  16. vaderhater245 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    First off, you guys are freaking awesome! lol and I want to thank everyone for their input. I've had a long talk with my girlfriend and I've decided to hold off on a second monitor for now... With a year away from graduating with a design degree, I think I'll be working the Samsung pretty hard until then. I have a pretty sick setup as it is for a college student. Anyway, thanks again guys!


    if this can be done, moderator you can delete this thread if you like:)
     
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