any ideas on refurb policy w/ new iMac shorty keyboards?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Paper&Plastic, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Paper&Plastic macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2009
    So I've decided to hold out to get one of the new 24" 2.66 iMacs once they hit the refurb store. However, I keep wondering what Apple's policy will be with the new keyboards. I've often seen posters here saying that they got more than what was advertised on the refurb posting, but the option to have a keyboard with a numeric keypad or without is a bit of a new animal to the refurbished section right? I know I've seen similar setups with different graphics cards or different RAM allotments–will the keyboard be treated the same way? Currently the keyboards are listed deeply in the details of the post since they are all the same specs. Anybody seen anything like this before in the refurbished section or have any thoughts on this? I really am badly in need of a new machine, and after much deliberation finally decided to hold out for this deal and now I just keep thinking about finally getting my new iMac in the mail only to find out I got a keyboard with an arm lopped off... Man, that would suck. Any chance you think they'd exchange it after the purchase if it turned out to be one of the shorty's?

    As an aside–anyone know how long newer releases typically take to hit the refurb store? I asked a "genius" a couple of weeks ago and he said that they saw several of the last round of laptops there about a month after the first ones shipped–anybody know if this is true? If I'm going to be waiting a long time, then I might just have to make myself hold out a little longer for Snow Leopard.
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    It depends on your luck. Sometimes it comes with the mini keyboard and sometimes with the full keyboard. Both wired versions though.
  3. Paper&Plastic thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2009
    is this true? have some been through already, or are you just basing this off of previous similar items? Sorry, don't mean to jump you but I've been watching the refurb store waaaaaay too much lately. I actually think that Apple might want to have me monitored for being the creepy guy leering at them
  4. veeco3110 macrumors 6502


    Aug 29, 2007
    brick nj
    when you go to order. dont get it off the computer. call them and speak to a rep. say that you want the full sized keyboard. they'll hook it up
  5. Paper&Plastic thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2009
    WOW! I feel absolutely stupid right now....I have to admit, my first thought after reading this was "You can actually still place an order over the phone and talk to a person!" Wow, anybody else ever run into a case of "the-internet-made-me-forget-simple-things-are-still-possible-itis"?

    Thanks veeco, I'm feeling pretty dumb right now, but that takes a load off my mind while I wait.

    hmm...real people on the other end of the phone....who knew?

    thank you both for your help.

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