Best imac refurb deal

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by easepease, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. easepease macrumors regular

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    Which deal do you think is best right now? At one point I saw 4 different configurations... They have an i5 for 1699, so 300 off that seams to me to be the best bargain... have there ever been i7 refurbs??

    The one that is not there that was last week is the 27 inch with an upgrade to 3.33 core duo for 1599, thats 300 off as well, but I think the i5, with the better graphics card is the better deal... just wish i could find an i7 refurb
     
  2. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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    You can use this page to keep track of reburbs - price, specs, when the last model sold, and even get email alerts
    http://www.refurb.me/
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    There are i7 refurbs for 1849$ but not available at the moment
     
  4. easepease thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well its back!

    I know its all speculation and a dumb question but what kind of upgrades do you think they will have... I really don't see how it can be that big of an upgrade, what do you guys think?

    But apparently a lot of people are getting 2TB drives in their i7 imac refurbs, so i mean if that was to happen, 1849 for a 2TB i7 imac.
     
  5. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    What state are you in? did you factor in tax?

    for me an i7 refurb is $1850 + 180 in tax = $2100ish.

    brand new, is $2200.

    I have bought plenty of refurbs in my day, and they were "fine" -- but none of them ever looked "new".

    For $100 more, Im going with new.
     
  6. easepease thread starter macrumors regular

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    after tax in CO its like 1930, but you dont pay tax on a new one??? really? I should check that out
     
  7. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    Many online retailers only charge tax to certain states.

    An i7 refurb is $1987 in CO. $1850 + 7.4% sales tax = $1987
     
  8. ImpostorOak macrumors member

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    Wow, that's probably the most misleading thing I've ever read. Why on Earth would they charge tax on refurbs and not on new ones?

    (hint: they charge tax on everything as long as they have an Apple store in your state)

    EDIT: And though this should be obvious, since tax is a percentage, you pay more money in tax for a more expensive (new) computer.
     
  9. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, OK, not sure why that got read that way.

    *other places* dont charge sales tax on new Macs.

    Smalldog, Powermax, Amazon, B&H photo, etc

    Apple charges tax everywhere it can.
     
  10. easepease thread starter macrumors regular

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    ahh ok good to know :)

    and i just guessed on tax, but thanks for looking. Not really missleading, gave me more options opinions so thanks :)

    but should he want to to continue arguing with ya over tax stuff thats cool but i appreciate the response.
     

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