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Amazon has Apple's brand-new 27-inch iMac on sale this week in two configurations, representing some of the first notable discounts on the 2020 desktop computer.

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Sales start with the Retina 5K 27-inch iMac with a 3.1GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD for $1,699.93, down from $1,799.00. This model is being sold by Expercom on Amazon.



Secondly, the Retina 5K 27-inch iMac with a 3.8GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD is on sale for $2,251.88, down from $2,299.00.



Both of these discounts are Amazon all-time-lows, and they're currently beating the prices seen at retailers like B&H Photo and Best Buy. Apple launched the new iMacs earlier this month, introducing 10th-generation Intel processors, more RAM, more SSD storage, faster AMD GPUs, and True Tone support for the Retina displays.

You can keep track of ongoing sales on Apple's iMac line by visiting our Best iMac Deals guide. There, we note the best iMac offers from Amazon, Adorama, B&H Photo, and other retailers, so be sure to check back often if you're shopping for an iMac for the first time, or thinking of upgrading.

Article Link: Deals: Amazon Begins Discounting 2020 iMacs by Up to $99
 

highground

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If you want anything as outlandish as a 1TB SSD you'll be ordering it from Apple. Do resellers ever stock non-standard but popular "enthusiast" configurations?
 
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bry223

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They don't stock but you can still custom order directly from them, such as Expercom, B&H Photo, etc

I know B&H does stock different BTO configurations. They don't typically do it out of the gate of a release, however. I bought a BTO MPB 16' and got it the next day from them.
 
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Plutonius

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Fairly sure the return policy with Amazon is just the same, 14 days min.

You would think so but this is the Amazon return policy on electronics and computers.

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New desktop, laptops, or tablets (excluding Kindle E-readers and Fires) purchased from Amazon.com that didn't start when they arrived, arrived in damaged condition, or is still in an unopened box can be returned for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

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Once the box is opened, a person can not return the computer to Amazon unless something is wrong with the computer.

If a person returns a computer because they think a screen pixel is bad or they didn't like how the screen looked, Amazon will charge the customer a 15% restocking fee if Amazon doesn't agree that something is wrong with the computer.

Compare that to Apple accepting the computer back for any reason within the 14 day period.

To me, saving $99 at Amazon isn't worth it.
 

LeeW

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Compare that to Apple accepting the computer back for any reason within the 14 day period.

Not sure where you are but consumer rights here in the UK mean I can (and have) returned electronic items to Amazon within 14 days and been refunded (I pay the postage to return). So just the same as Apple.

Distance selling rules are very transparent here.
 

msp3

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Not a deal at all from scamazon. Costco sells the base (now) old 27" for $1599.99
 

Plutonius

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Not sure where you are but consumer rights here in the UK mean I can (and have) returned electronic items to Amazon within 14 days and been refunded (I pay the postage to return). So just the same as Apple.

Distance selling rules are very transparent here.

If I lived in the UK, I might consider saving $99 with Amazon.

In the US, if you open the computer box, you can't return it to Amazon unless Amazon agrees that the computer is not functioning / damaged.

To be fair, the other non-Apple stores have similar policies.
 

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The best discounts are available at Expercom using discount code "appleinsider". Discounts on a $3,500 2020 iMac are just over $200. They also do not charge sales tax, which alone can reflect up to a 10% savings in some states. No sales tax plus another $200 in savings... what's not to like? I am not affiliated with them in any way, just sharing a good deal.
 
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