Buying used - where to look?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tominabox1, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. tominabox1 macrumors regular

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    Hey everybody, first post on here but long time follower of the site. I'm going to be buying my first iMac soon and I want to buy used or refurb. I've been looking at L.A. Computer Company and of course the Apple Refurb store but I'm not sure what exactly to do. I want a 20" iMac Core 2 Duo at no less than 2.16 GHz and 1 Gig RAM. I don't really care whether it's the new Aluminum ones or an older white one. The question is, where should I look that I havent looked so far? Is LA Computer a reputable dealer for used macs?

    I'm sure some of you have some experience in that department so lemme know you're anecdotes!

    thanks!
    Tominabox1
     
  2. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

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    I don't know.... But I just came across this site a few weeks ago and actually saw an ad for it in this topic (wierd) but anyway it's a way to get items cheap you just need to play smart, very similar to gambling so just be careful. http://Swoop.com
     
  3. tominabox1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The link isnt working for me unfortunately. Thanks for the info though.

    I also have been checking Craigslist but there's not much around me unfortunately (South West Indiana).
     
  4. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

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    Sorry my bad not Swoop but Swoopo.com
     
  5. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Since you're in LA too. Try looking at Craigslist.com for local iMacs.
     
  6. tominabox1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not actually in LA, I was looking at their website - I'm in Indiana.
     
  7. naid macrumors regular

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    Craigslist is a good resource but you have to use extra caution. Deal locally if possible. Otherwise, Apple's refurb store seems to have some pretty good deals.
     
  8. edgew8 macrumors regular

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    Dear Lord, DO NOT USE swoopo!! Dollar bidding is a suckers game. You have to pay even if you lose:( and it costs 75 cents just to bid a penny increment. Very very lame, unless your the winner;).
     

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