Best Buy discounts current generation iMacs. Refresh imminent?

trigf

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philipma1957

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Or is it just a back to school coincidence?

At any rate, iMacs are discounted anywhere from $50 to $150:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olstemplatemapper.jsp?id=pcat17080&type=page&qp=q70726f63657373696e6774696d653a3e313930302d30312d3031~~cabcat0500000##0##11a~~cabcat0501000##0##29~~f1151||4170706c6526233137343b~~ncabcat0501005##2##a&list=y&nrp=15&usc=abcat0500000&sc=abComputerSP

It might just be for back to school though, since they have the MacBooks on sale as well.
let us hope your are correct.
 

Dirtyharry50

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I would say that is just a back to school special to move more units.

I got a $100. discount on a brand new 27" iMac at retail in May. Obviously, that was no indicator of an impending refresh either since it has yet to happen.

I think they might just hold off for a more dramatic hardware upgrade of the desktop line in 2013. They have bigger fish to fry at the moment - like getting a 7" tablet out the door.
 

trigf

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I would say that is just a back to school special to move more units.

I got a $100. discount on a brand new 27" iMac at retail in May. Obviously, that was no indicator of an impending refresh either since it has yet to happen.

I think they might just hold off for a more dramatic hardware upgrade of the desktop line in 2013. They have bigger fish to fry at the moment - like getting a 7" tablet out the door.
I've been delaying the purchase of a replacement iMac. I might just pull the trigger and go with a Retina MacBook Pro.
 

Comeagain?

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Best Buy won't know any more about upcoming hardware then anyone else. Best Buy just wants you to buy from them, because you are more likely to want them to add useless anti-virus, and relatively unhelpful warranty coverage through geek squad.
 

btbrossard

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Aren't iMacs always on sale at Best Buy?

They try to earn their money back by getting you to buy 3 years of Geek Squad Black Tie protection for $400 or a few $50 HDMI cables so you get the best picture possible (they don't mind that you don't need one). And if you don't get one of those, you can buy a $150 Monster Surge Protector that's no better than a $25 fancy power strip from Target.

I shop at Best Buy frequently, but I always dread going in there.
 

Smuwilld

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Finally caved and went to bestbuy.com to buy the high end 27" iMac. I wanted the 30 day return policy and I have some $200 in credit. Low and behold, the high end 27" is out of stock online and in store.
 
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iMcLovin

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Finally caved and went to bestbuy.com to buy the high end 27" iMac. I wanted the 30 day return policy and I have some $200 in credit. Low and behold, the high end 27" is out of stock online and in store.
Good stuff but I think it has for some time now. Also follows the analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predictions. iMac will see low stock from july and in august because of some inventory adjustments. we still have at least a month to go according to his predictions which seems fairly correct on all levels.
 
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