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Amazon this week has a sale on Apple's new 24-inch M1 iMac in two configurations. Sales start with the 7-core GPU with 256GB, priced at $1,249.99, down from $1,299.00. This sale is available in Blue and Silver.

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This sale is a match of the previous record low price on this version of the M1 iMac. No other retailers are matching the sale as of writing, so you'll only find this deal on Amazon.



In another new sale, Amazon is also offering $49 off the M1 iMac with the 8-core GPU and 256GB of storage, priced at $1,449.99, down from $1,499.00. These iMacs are sold directly from Amazon and both are available to ship today.



You can keep track of ongoing sales on Apple's iMac line by visiting our Best iMac Deals guide. There, we keep track of 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: Get $49 Off Apple's New M1 iMacs, Starting at $1,249.99 for 7-Core 256GB
 
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Chester Stone

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Yeah, it's ridiculous. Not only that, most of the time, the links don't lead to reliable 1st party (Amazon.com) sellers, and the 3rd party prices fluctuate with stock. Not worth the headline space. 🤔

Unless it's something like a 10~20% change at least, just buy 1st party or wait for them to show up on the Refurbished Apple Store.
 
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Westside guy

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For that amount I'd still buy from Apple direct, just for support ease.
When you buy a new Mac, the support doesn't change just because you bought from a third-party.

Plus there's a bit of a logical failure here by people who are looking at the savings in terms of percentage on the computer's price. Unless you're casually wealthy, you need to look at anything like this from the perspective of your own budget - $50 saved is $50 saved, whether you're saving it on a $100 purchase or a $1000 one.
 
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Hajj.david

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When you buy a new Mac, the support doesn't change just because you bought from a third-party.

Plus there's a bit of a logical failure here by people who are looking at the savings in terms of percentage on the computer's price. Unless you're casually wealthy, you need to look at anything like this from the perspective of your own budget - $50 saved is $50 saved, whether you're saving it on a $100 purchase or a $1000 one.
Thats all fine and dandy but microcenter has them for $75 off. However there is no affiliate links for MicroCenter 🤔
 
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Whoever designed that image doesn't understand perspective. Items closer to the camera will appear larger and potentially taller depending on camera angle, not the same size and lower, than the things behind it.
 
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Elwe

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Why does Amazon have these to ship immediately when I ordered weeks ago from Apple and still have to wait another 3 weeks for mine? Ridiculous.
I'm unsure if you were actually looking for an answer to your question . . . or if you were just (perhaps rightly) complaining/venting about the current backlog situation if you are ordering from Apple. It is all about the supply chain, and vendor relationships. Best Buy, Amazon, and other vendors have received an assigned stock and those units are currently sitting in their warehouses. Those units, in this particular case, are one of two stock models.

Apple does seem to have some stock in their stores, too, but certainly not all of them. At least two in the one area that I was looking at have supply one could purchase that day . . . at least three days ago.

But in your case, your unit--even if it is a base unit--is shipping from the factory. And you have likely heard the media stories about the current shipping delays and expenses affecting global commerce. In this case, you will not see an appreciable difference in time-to-wait vs a custom unit.

Inventory management and choices are not a simple thing to understand nor discuss. There are lots of factors involved, and the experience of the buyer is only one of them.

Unless there is a very particular need to order your (presumably stock) unit from Apple . . . you should strongly consider ordering it from any vendor who has it in stock at the lowest price. Apparently, for this particular device, any of these vendors are contractually obligated to allow you to return it up to at least 14 days without a restocking fee. That is certainly not true for every device nor every manufacturer. And you can easily add AppleCare+ to any of these units right through your OS up to roughly 60 days from the date of purchase, I believe.
 
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I'm unsure if you were actually looking for an answer to your question . . . or if you were just (perhaps rightly) complaining/venting about the current backlog situation if you are ordering from Apple. It is all about the supply chain, and vendor relationships. Best Buy, Amazon, and other vendors have received an assigned stock and those units are currently sitting in their warehouses. Those units, in this particular case, are one of two stock models.

Apple does seem to have some stock in their stores, too, but certainly not all of them. At least two in the one area that I was looking at have supply one could purchase that day . . . at least three days ago.

But in your case, your unit--even if it is a base unit--is shipping from the factory. And you have likely heard the media stories about the current shipping delays and expenses affecting global commerce. In this case, you will not see an appreciable difference in time-to-wait vs a custom unit.

Inventory management and choices are not a simple thing to understand nor discuss. There are lots of factors involved, and the experience of the buyer is only one of them.

Unless there is a very particular need to order your (presumably stock) unit from Apple . . . you should strongly consider ordering it from any vendor who has it in stock at the lowest price. Apparently, for this particular device, any of these vendors are contractually obligated to allow you to return it up to at least 14 days without a restocking fee. That is certainly not true for every device nor every manufacturer. And you can easily add AppleCare+ to any of these units right through your OS up to roughly 60 days from the date of purchase, I believe.

Thank you. I would cancel my Apple order and get one of these immediately but they only seem to have 8GB RAM options. I guess the eternal wait continues...
 
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Whoever designed that image doesn't understand perspective. Items closer to the camera will appear larger and potentially taller depending on camera angle, not the same size and lower, than the things behind it.

It's a fun little graphic for a website. It's not something to be taken seriously when it comes to technicalities. 😂
 
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