Best source for refurb'd imacs?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by boynigel, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. boynigel macrumors regular

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    i'm considering the purchase of a refurb'd imac. i'm wondering who your favorite/best sellers are. if you give a seller's name, please give some reasons why
     
  2. bplein macrumors 6502

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    The Apple Refurb Store

    Pluses:
    • The systems are as-new, they really go through them and don't let anything out that isn't as good as new.
    • The systems can be warrantied with Apple Care, just like new systems.
    • Free shipping
    • Stickers
    • Trustworthy. They aren't going to scam you.
    Downsides:
    • They don't have older models.
    • The prices aren't discounted heavily at all. Just a modest discount.
     
  3. boynigel thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks. probably should've mentioned i'm looking to keep it under a grand/older model
     
  4. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    OWC/macsales.com.

    Apple specialist, reliable quality components.
     
  5. cynics macrumors G4

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    Macs aren't cheap unfortunately. Outside of the above mentioned (Apple and Macsales) I would just consider used from a place that offers a good return policy.
     
  6. niteflyr, Aug 9, 2018
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    niteflyr macrumors 6502a

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    Powermax.com takes in a lot of trade ins so has a good selection of pre-owned. Free shipping. No sales tax.

    EDIT: I may have been a bit hasty there. I see now they have closed their retail store and are selling on Amazon now. Too bad. They were great. Proceed at your own risk now.
     
  7. Fishrrman macrumors G5

    Fishrrman

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    The Apple Refurbished store is "the best".
    Not much more to say than that...
     
  8. Expobill macrumors 6502a

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    owc:
    2012 13" MacBook Pro Dual-Core i5 (2012)
2.5GHz, Thunderbolt | USB 3
    16GB Mem | 250GB SSD | SuperDr
    WiFi, Etc. Used, in Good Condition
    $789.00

    lowest price apple store:
    Refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 with Retina display - Silver
    Originally released June 2017
    13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch
    8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
    256GB PCIe-based onboard SSD
    720p FaceTime HD Camera
    Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
    $1,269.00
     
  9. Coloratura macrumors member

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  10. Guy Clark macrumors 6502a

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    With careful research you can pick up a real bargain on eBay. I bagged a late 2015 21.5" 4k iMac earlier this year for a snip and came complete with a nine month warranty.
     
  11. Expobill macrumors 6502a

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    recently in 2001 i "won" (wadda tripe expression) an authentic tackle quill lettering and named Pete Rose #14 red Montréal Expo batting practice jersey. wow!
    when i opened the package the jersey was undersized and horrible iron letter and the name said RUSS.
    i was told by the buyer i should stick that up my...well i guess this was before eBay protection.
    i still have that jersey, but deleted my account that day.

    so please please be careful out there on Ebay!
     
  12. Guy Clark macrumors 6502a

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    Always check to see if the seller has 100% feedback and that they are well established especially when making a large purchase. It is a bonus if there is an option to collect as you can see and test the item prior to finalising the purchase.
     

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