Buying a refurbished iMAc

Discussion in 'iMac' started by paulsonj72, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. paulsonj72 macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2010
    I am looking at buying a refurbished iMac with High Sierra as it's maximum OS . Is that OK or should I try to get one with OS 10.14 Thank you very much.
  2. codernova macrumors member


    May 13, 2019
    Curious, why intentionally limit yourself to High Sierra? I think your answer to that question will help us answer your question.
  3. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 68000


    Oct 19, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    A refurbished Mac from Apple, the only refurb suppliers, will come with Mojave and a full twelve month warranty.
  4. paulsonj72 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2010
    I can't exactly afford the price which is why I asked. I just started a new job and I got an iMac for work and would like to get one for home use as well. Price is a big reason why I am looking at a refurbished machine rather than a new one
  5. mcpix macrumors 6502

    May 13, 2005
    It's important to note the difference between an Apple refurbished iMac and a 3rd party "refurbished" machine. An Apple refurbished iMac will be a basically new machine that is tested and reboxed in a white box with all the original accessories. It will come with a 1 year warranty and be eligible for AppleCare+. A 3rd party "refurbished" machine is usually a used corporate machine that has recently come off lease and is resold as being "refurbished". Be careful as these machines are often well used and the "refurbishment" consists of little more than cleaning the case and screen and making sure it turns on. If I'm buying used, I much prefer to buy from a private party that has taken care of his iMac.

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