Getting The iMac i7 27" Mid March Need Advice Please.

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  1. SamTheeGeek macrumors 6502

    SamTheeGeek

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    Dear Members ,


    I'm planning to purchase and customize my first mac computer hopefully at mid march but im worried.

    I live abroad ( not in the states ) and we don't have an official apple store here in my country only resellers, now the problem is the resellers sell the iMac 27" Core 2 Duo for about 2,562,62$ so that's about 2.5k $ for only a core 2 duo :S total rip off ! One reason i want to customize and get my i7 + 8GB RAM iMac.

    I got my shipping company in the states , that ships to my country promptly and fast ! but if my i7 comes defective im pretty much screwed right ? its gonna take a whole lotta money to ship it back and receiving it 400$+ est. each :S


    so give me some advise guys , much appreciated :)
     
  2. archipellago macrumors 65816

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    don't buy it is the absolute best advice I could give
     
  3. SamTheeGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that's what my brother told me, i really don't wanna stay with windows. i wanna switch :(. not fair apple making defective products :(
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    AppleCare is universal so you can get it fixed no matter where you live. Getting a replacement might be hard and expensive though but I'm sure the resellers in your country are authorized to do AppleCare repairs so you can just bring it to them and they have to fix it, even if you didn't buy it from them.
     
  5. SamTheeGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was told the same thing from apple support , but i'm not sure if they cover the costs till my door step ?
     
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    Call them again and ask. Check do your resellers offer AppleCare repairs as well
     
  7. SamTheeGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    im gonna check that tomorrow with my reseller they are currently closed at the moment.

    thanks :)
     
  8. nsknike macrumors regular

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    Everyone is freaking out about iMac's being defective. It is a VERY small amount of them that are actually shipping defective. It's just the fact that people complain when their's is bad, but never come on here to talk about them when they arrive in perfect condition.

    I ordered my iMac 27 inch last Tuesday night, it arrived here yesterday afternoon, and it is PERFECT. No buzzing, no yellowing, nothing is wrong with it.

    I wanna say that you will get a perfect computer 95% of the time from Apple, its only the 5% that come here and bitch, that scare people away.
     
  9. SamTheeGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for your comment ,

    well im gonna put my self on the safe side anyways , plan is im gonna talk to my reseller and apple to confirm that they do work with each other in support and apple care.

    hopefully its gonna be a happy birthday in march for me not a sad birthday lol
     
  10. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    So true. My week 2 from early January is fine, as well.
     
  11. eelpout macrumors regular

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    The truth is we'll never know how many (late 2009) iMacs have problems. But the fact that Apple has put in place procedures to get the LCD panels replaced specifically says something, so the numbers are significant in some way.
     

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