Fixing the problem (panel or other) is precisely how they would end up in the refurbished section.You'd think that all those people who returned an Alum iMac with a bad display or freezing issue would be fixed than be put up for sale on the refurbished site. Maybe fixing/replacing the lcd panel is too costly...
Maybe they can't risk selling ALU refurbs yet. Many companies have a strict "once only" policy for refurbs -- the second time it comes back, it goes to the crusher. If so, Apple will wait until they can actually fix the gradient and freezing problems (i.e., the ones AppleCare "never heard of before").You'd think that all those people who returned an Alum iMac with a bad display or freezing issue would be fixed than be put up for sale on the refurbished site.
Why do you say that? Mine works fine, no problems at all.Between freezing and display issues, it's pretty clear that Apple is seeing significant returns of new iMacs.
I'm betting that some school districts will be getting some great deals on refurbished iMac's in a couple of months.
As has been posted many times, people have a problem, do a little research, and end up here to complain, not to rave about their problem-free Mac. The postings regarding Aluminum imac problem are out of proportion to anything in the last few years. Based on the number of posters who have had their new imacs replaced, this is a return rate that (far) exceeds what is normal for Apple. They can only sell so many refurbished iMac's through retail channels so it's reasonable to conclude that Apple may offer schools or other organizations a good deal on refurbished mac's.Why do you say that? Mine works fine, no problems at all.
Perhaps the perception exists that it has problems due to the messages here. I'm willing to bet that there are more happy users of the Alu iMac here, but you just won't see as much message traffic about how great it is.
Refurbished iMac 20-inch 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo20" Aluminum iMac is now on the refurb site.