Can you go to the apple store and buy a refurbished iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iLikeMySelf, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. iLikeMySelf macrumors member

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    Hello,
    Where I live the 27" i5 iMac is USD 3399 (this is extremely expensive) compared to the refurbished i5 iMac in USA. There is a guy that can pick the iMac in the apple store and bring it to me where I live.
    The question is this: can that guy go to the apple store and buy an i5 refurbished iMac? Or I need to do it online?
    Thank you
     
  2. Cat5e macrumors member

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  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Refurbs are only available in the online Apple store; they never go to the brick and mortar stores.
     
  4. iLikeMySelf thread starter macrumors member

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    oh...that sucks :(
    Can I order it and pick it up in a store then?
     
  5. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Why not get it posted to your house?
     
  6. iLikeMySelf thread starter macrumors member

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    How can I do that?
    I think it would probably get stolen, is there any kind of warranty ?
     
  7. ManOfTheHour macrumors member

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    You have to sign for receipt of the package, and they wont leave it on your doorstep unless you sign papers that say that you assume all responsibility for it, which I definitely wouldn't do.
     
  8. iLikeMySelf thread starter macrumors member

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    I tink the iMac would never arrive to my house since it would be confiscated/ stolen by the custom house. Or I would probably have to pay huge taxes.
     
  9. Eduardo1971 macrumors 65816

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    What country do you live in?
     
  10. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    Make sure you order from your countries' Apple store in your own currency. Almost every country has a customized page on Apples website. There will be no customs or importing issues then. Of course, Apple doesn't offer refurbs in every country so that may not be helpful.
     
  11. iLikeMySelf thread starter macrumors member

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  12. dexthageek macrumors 6502

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    It looks like the closest Online Apple Store is in Brazil. Not sure if you can order from there or not.
    http://store.apple.com/br
     
  13. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    In the U.S., Apple will not ship to stores for pickup, and doubt they would do it elsewhere.
     
  14. iLikeMySelf thread starter macrumors member

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    in Brazil it is even more expensive arround 4400 USD ;).
    I think I will buy it online in the USA apple store and send it to my grandfather that lives in NY and wait for him to come...
     

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