BEWARE! Amazon charging $2899 for i5 iMac base model?

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  1. easy-mac macrumors member

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    I don't know if anyone has seen this yet or not, but I was just on Amazon looking at the prices on iMacs and I came across this:

    http://www.amazon.com/Apple-iMac-MB...2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1259600423&sr=8-2

    I hope I'm missing something, but it looks like they're charging $2899.99 for the standard i5 iMac! That's $900 more than Apple charges! Is Amazon hoping to take advantage of a few careless buyers, or is there a demand that great for i5 iMacs that they can price gouge like that? I hope this is just a typo, but any potential buyers should beware of tricks like this!
     
  2. peskaa macrumors 68020

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  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You'd be fool to pay that. If anyone pays that price without doing product research, it's their own fault.
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Look at the blue box. Ships from and sold by Techno Intelligence.

    Amazon's price is just under Apple's when they have them.
     
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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  6. arkitect macrumors 601

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    *sigh*
    Not Amazon…

    It is a 3d party seller.

    Always check the fine print. ;)
     

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  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well maybe it's tax free as well, which in that case would be cheaper (to NY at least :()
     
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