Apple Refurb Display 23"- Why so PRICEY?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jason2811, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

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    I was looking to buy an Apple Refurb 23" Cinema Display. I went to the refurb section of the Apple store site and I saw that the refurb display was listed at $749 and the original price was supposedly $1,999. How is this even possible? The brand new display is only $899 according to the site. Pics below. Can some explain what is going on? Thanks.
     

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  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    On the refurb site, for the original price, Apple always uses the ORIGINAL original price, regardless of the current original price. When the 23" displays debuted, I do believe they were $2k.
     
  3. jason2811 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Why is the refurb still so damn expensive? I was looking at some Dell refurbs and they had like a 30% price drop from the original price.
     
  4. ghettochild macrumors regular

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    Seems that Apple doesn't state the model number on the refurb deal website, but judging by the contrast ratio, the refurb is not the current model.
     
  5. 2hondas macrumors regular

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    Ha, $2k... Who was stupid enough to buy that...:rolleyes:
     
  6. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I'm sure that, in June 2004, when they came out, plenty of people did. At that time, most of the Dells you could buy, for instance, still came standard with a 17" CRT. You could "upgrade" to a 15" LCD for a couple hundred bucks. A 23" screen (and an LCD one, at that) was *huge* back then.
     
  7. vanzskater272 macrumors regular

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    And to the OP if you wanted a 23 inch ACD someone on the marketplace is selling one for $620. Its not mine but I just thought you might be interested in it.
     
  8. Zel macrumors regular

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    What seems to be the problem? You could get a perfectly good screen for 150$ less than a new one, and youre upset that its not even cheaper??
     
  9. Fahrwahr macrumors member

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    CompUSA has a few 24" screens at the same resolution (there was only one other 23" screen). Two in particular are manufacturers whose screens Apple uses in its own products -- LG and Samsung -- at $649.99 and $549.99, respectively. They don't come in an aluminum enclosure, but if you're going for price rather than appearance, these might be the way to go.
     
  10. mr_matalino macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to complain about prices, go buy the dell. $800 for a 23" ACD is a good deal.
     
  11. suneohair macrumors 68020

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    The LG is beautiful. I own two. Highly recommended. Way beyond the quality of the overpriced ACD with its myriad of issues.
     
  12. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I noticed that when the displays saw a price drop, the refurbs did not receive the same treatment. Sucks cause I would like another one.
     

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