Another 2.93 8 core refurb gets snapped up

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  1. johnnymg macrumors 65816

    johnnymg

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    Dang, these 8 core 2.93GHz refurb units last less than 60 minutes. :eek:

    I don't really get it but apparently people think these are good buys. Must be the ~$1K bump for 12-core.

    http://www.refurb.me/

    cheers to the longs
    JohnG
     
  2. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    Are you kidding? $3600 is a steal for those machines.

    Keep in mind that they cost about $6000 a view weeks ago and you get a 2.4GHz machine for the same price directly from Apple.
     
  3. leftPCbehind209 macrumors member

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  4. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    http://www.expercom.com/pages/aboutus

    yes. see link above.

    I have used them for mac minis.

    They started sale today. I have no interest and receive no kickback from them. I am a price finding junky due to the mac mini mod business I am doing for 09 and 10.
     
  5. Ravich macrumors 6502a

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    Do those expercom mac pros come with an apple warranty?
     
  6. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    :eek:

    $2900 including the 4870. Are that new machines or used ones?
     
  7. gretschRB macrumors newbie

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    Those aren't 8 cores.
    I ordered one this morning.
    after my inquiry/ questioning[I told him the model # was for a quad],the sales guy insisted they were '09 octo's and they share the same model iD as the quad's.
    huh?..
    He insisted they were 8 cores,even after his manager double checked.
    Then called me back 1/2 hour later sheepishly,admitting it was a mistake
    Bummer.
    Order cancelled
     
  8. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    well at least they were honest. It was a really good price. Too good!
     
  9. leftPCbehind209 macrumors member

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    Here is what was emailed to me:
    Dear XXXXXXXXXXXX,

    Your order has been cancelled for the following reason:

    We were informed by Apple that these units are not as advertised. It is actually a 4-core, not an 8-core. This order has been cancelled. Please give us a call at 888-563-6112.


    Order #: XXXXXXXX
    Order Date: Sep 8, 2010
    Account E-mail: XXXXXXXXXXXX@yahoo.com
    Password Hint: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    The following items were NOT accepted and will not be shipped:
    * Mac Pro 8-core 2.93GHz 6GB/1TB/ATI Radeon 4870 with Applecare
    Price:$3,038.00, Qty:1, Item Subtotal:$3,038.00
     
  10. gretschRB macrumors newbie

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    Lol
    They weren't informed by Apple they were informed by me.
    They were going to ship those quads as 8 cores
    Glad I triple checked the model # before they ran my card.
    sometimes if it seems to good to be true,it IS to good to be true.
     
  11. gretschRB macrumors newbie

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    Yeah the guy was really nice and apologetic.
    no harm no foul.
    a refurb 2.66 octo popped up at the mac store a couple hours later and I grabbed it.
     
  12. leftPCbehind209 macrumors member

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    No harm, no foul? Except in my case :(
     
  13. gretschRB macrumors newbie

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    Yeah.total bummer
    He said they had an octo 2.66 around but based on my exchange w/ them this morning I'd be kinda scared to to any business with them now.
     
  14. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Damn you guys are getting these machine cheap.
     
  15. gretschRB macrumors newbie

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    Yeah,can't beat the price.
    I just grabbed another refurb today: 2.93 8 core[ for my second Pro tools room]
    I was surprised/skeptical when i got an alert email from Refurbme.com that directed me straight to the sale at Apple.. low and behold,they actually had one!
     

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