cheapest sites to buy from with no scams?

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    ok im looking at cheap imacs and all of the sites i look at are scams. what are some no scam sites that sell really cheap imacs? thanks! also... no ebay or craigslist and i am looking for a NEW item. thanks in advance guys!
     
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    im in the us. oh and thanks ill check macmall

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    macmall is about the same price as amazon but thanks anyways!
     
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    I'd assumed you knew about the Apple Refurb store; they're basically good as new. If not, that would obviously be the best place to get a discounted Mac. :p

    I got my first iPad from the Refurb store and it was great.

    Another avenue might be your schools computer store/ tech department if you're in university or similar. Sometimes they have a good deal every now and then.
     
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    ya i looked at refurb and i really want a 300 dollar box with the product lol! no i want the box with it thats the thing....

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    Not really. Do you really want to get a current and new Mac for 300 USD? If so, you are out of luck, as no one sells it for that low. I could even sell my 2008 MacBook with four months warranty left on it in 2011 for 500 € (650 USD).

    And maybe wait more than just 30 minutes before bumping your thread. It is late afternoon to evening in the US, and it is Saturday. Many people might have other things to do than visit here.


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    Well no I said nothing about 300 dollars??? My range is like less than 1000
     
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    I just tok that number from here.
    Then there is one 2011 iMac for 999 USD and one 2010 i3 iMac for 929 USD available on that Refurb Store.

    But since there are many iMac models available (21.5" i5 iMac to 27" i7 iMac), you need to hunt more. But the sites we linked you to are the ones with the lowest prices for reputable resellers, as they want to have some profit too.
     
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    And, they don't charge sales tax.
     
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    There are not any other sites/shops out there that sell for less, otherwise it would be pretty well known.
     
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    all i get from lowendmac are errors and used g4 iMacs :(
     
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    I wish this were true! There are at least a few states in which MacMall does charge sales tax.
     
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    Yeah, perfectly reputable...let us know how it goes...:rolleyes:
     
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    Ok hears the most scam infested site yet: ok like a new iMac 27 inch is really $602?!?!? http://www.discount-storm.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&categories_id=&keyword=iMac&x=0&y=0
     
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    This site is so obvious that it's not reputable! It's a hotmail email address, and the phone isn't set up for support. It is copyright though but still this site is NOT REPUTABLE! Well that's one site off my list
     
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    You're not going to do any better than MacMall, Amazon or Apple Refurbished.

    Those are pretty much your best choices. Any place charging noticeably less than those 3 places would have to be looked at very carefully for scams and such.
     
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    what about best buy/ any of those stores?
     
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    I heard Best Buy has great open box deals, you just have to look for a while then you'll find what your looking for
     
  22. Bear macrumors G3

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    Sometimes BestBuy has sales but they don't usually get better prices than what I've already mentioned.

    The problem with open boxes at various stores (including BestBuy) is you don't know why it's been returned. If there's anything wrong with it. And if everything is in the box.

    Also with an open box like that you would want to do a clean install to make sure you don't have crud left over from whomever bought it before.
     
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    True true. But they charge sales tax in less states than the Apple Online Store.
     

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