Apple Refurb Display 23"- Why so PRICEY?

jason2811

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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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tobefirst

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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.
 

jason2811

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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.
 

ghettochild

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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.
 

tobefirst

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Ha, $2k... Who was stupid enough to buy that...:rolleyes:
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.
 

vanzskater272

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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.
 

Zel

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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 $899 according to the site. Pics below. Can some explain what is going on? Thanks.
What seems to be the problem? You could get a perfectly good screen for 150$ less than a new one, and youre upset that its not even cheaper??
 

Fahrwahr

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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.
 

suneohair

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