Apple RAISED the iMac prices?!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by RedlegsFan, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. RedlegsFan macrumors 6502

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    Wait, they RAISED the iMac prices!? My goodness I had money saved for a specific model and now if I want that same model I'll have to save up some more!? So waiting to see if a new model was released screwed me!!??
     
  2. jackoatmon macrumors 6502a

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    no they didn't raise the prices – the currency just depreciated in value in the UK (where I assume you are)

    it's callled brexit

    there's a thread
     
  3. RedlegsFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No I'm in the US. The model I wanted at B&H photo seems to have went up in price, $2,149. I believe it was $2,099.
     
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    B&H raised their prices then. They didn't change at Apple.
     
  5. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    The prices at Apple.com did not go up. In fact, Apple actually lowered the price of the 512GB and 1TB SSD options for the iMac by $100. This occurred after the event.
     
  6. RedlegsFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I guess they did raise their prices, what the heck?! I wonder what their reasoning is...
     
  7. inkahauts macrumors regular

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    I've noticed Best Buy had sales on several apple iMacs lately. Maybe they Hi Definition a sale too and the sale ended.
     
  8. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    I believe I know the model you are talking about.

    3.3 i5, 2tb fusion, m395.

    It used to be $2099 on B&H and is now $2149.

    I think the reason for the price increase is they were expecting a new iMac in October, but it didn't happen. Also would explain why their iMac stock is near non existent now.
     
  9. RedlegsFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep! That's the one. I guess that makes sense, that's the only logical reason. I guess it's still better than buying from Apple.
     
  10. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    It is or you can just buy it from Adorama.

    No tax there either and it's even cheaper than it was at B&H lol.
     
  11. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    That exact config is $1949 refurb'd on Apple.com, which is pretty like buying it new. Adorama has it for $2079.
     
  12. RedlegsFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the tip on Adorma. I might have to go that route. If I didn't get hit with tax by Apple, i might have went with a refurb.
     
  13. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    Depending on your tax rate it still might be cheaper to buy it refurb'd from apple.com. Mine is 6% which would make it still cheaper then Adorama'a price by about $13.
     
  14. RedlegsFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ooooh...so Adorama charges sales tax (while B&H does not) for online sales in Ohio? Well I wonder if I can get B&H to match Adoramas price? Hmmm
     
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    Call and ask
     
  16. emjaymert macrumors member

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    I m currently eyeing a 27" in refurbished. I noticed at about the same price point there are some with AMD and some with NVIDEA. Which is preferred:?
     
  17. Taz Mangus, Oct 30, 2016
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    What I was saying is even though Apple charges sales tax and Adorama does not, depending on what the sales tax rate is, the price for the refurb'd iMac through Apple.com could still end up costing less. You just have to compare the two prices after you apply sales tax. In my case, my sales tax rate is 6% and the total through apple.com would be $2065.94 vs. $2079 from Adorama.

    The other thing to consider is that the return policy for Adorama is 30 days and:
    Something to consider. Apple return policy does not exclude shipping charges and has free return shipping but is only 14 days.
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    Some of GPUs gets really hot. I know from from experience that the m395 (maybe even m390) is not one of them. With the m395 the iMac stays cool to the touch even after several hours of use. The 2015 models will have a lot faster SSD storage which means the Fusion drives will be faster. However, the 2014 model 1TB Fusion drives have 128GB SSD whereas the 2015 models have 24GB SSD on the 1TB Fusion drives.
     
  18. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    For savings of $13 I'd just buy the new one.

    You'll still want to remember that one is new, and one is not. It's not like the refurbs are as new as a brand new machine.
     
  19. RedlegsFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I would definately go new in that scenerio. Well, hopefully I can get B&H to match the price, if not, I will just go the route of Adorama.

    Is it true, that the pricing no Adorama is for existing customers, meaning I would have to buy something small to be an "existing" customer then buy the iMac at $2079??
     
  20. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    Yes, they are not unopened but I have purchased a refurb'd 2015 13" MacBook Pro and it looked brand new. Even had the same plastic sheet on the computer like the new 2015 MacBook Pro I purchased a few weeks earlier. There is no indication that the computer was used and I examined it very closely. Same exact warranty as the new computer. And I think the Apple return policy is an advantage over the other retailers.
     
  21. RedlegsFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not that I am buying today, but when I add the iMac for $2079 to my cart, it says "This purchase is restricted to existing customers only"

    So... I DO have to buy something first to be an existing customer? Grr? Really?!
     
  22. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    Try making an account on their website
     
  23. RedlegsFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did, still saying I need to make a purchase first before buying Apple. Kind of strange...
     
  24. varian55zx, Oct 30, 2016
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    That's really strange and sounds like a a terrible idea on their part.

    You can also look into Powermax , which is an Apple authorized reseller and they don't charge tax either.
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    I still think buying refurb is a fine decision and would consider it if the savings were large enough.

    But for a whole of $13? At that point, I would just go new.

    But you are correct in that buying from Apple will give you a better return policy. I'm just not a fan of sales tax...
     
  25. RedlegsFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well B&H photo will price match adorama so when I go to buy this month or early December at the latest, I should be good to go. Whew.
     

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