30" Apple Cinema Display - Where to get one??

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  1. WardC macrumors 68030

    WardC

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    If I am in the market for getting a 30" Apple Cinema display, which is now a discontinued model, where is the best place to get one? Will I be able to find one "new in box" anywhere? Or should I buy refurbished? What about buying on eBay? What would be the best route to go for getting one? I just got a Nikon D7000 Camera and I'm looking at a larger display for editing high resolution photos, something matte without glare. I do like the 30" Apple display, but I know it's discontinued now. Any help would be great. Thanks!
     
  2. kellen macrumors 68020

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    Refurbished models are running 1299 at apple.com. They pop up every now and then.

    The ones I have seen being sold new at retailers are still >$1500.

    Craigslist is an idea, but may have to buy an older out of warranty model. Plus they were still nearly 1000.

    I would pick up the refurbished if you had to have the 30" ACD.

    Other ideas: The apple 27" is 999 new. Also Dell makes a nice 30" with more inputs, USB ports and a card reader. Same screen if I recall. Can be had for 900 or so on sale.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I would get a refurb, they are probably as new as you can get. A refurb doesn't seem to be much more expensive than used ones in eBay
     
  4. WardC thread starter macrumors 68030

    WardC

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    If I decide to get one, I will just wait and hopefully find a refurb one from Apple on the Apple Store site. Thanks!
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I would suggest using Refurb.Me for hunting the display. They offer various notifications that will let you know when it's back in stock.
     
  6. Chillviper macrumors member

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    Definitely wait for a refurb from Apple.com. All my Macs and displays are from the refurb site and I believe they have been scrutinized even more than a new product!

    They have them right now for $1299.

    ps. Man, that baby must pump out some heat. I can feel it from my 23" model ;-)
     
  7. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    No Cinema Display bashing yet? :eek:

    What's going on here? :D
     

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