How long it takes for new Imacs to appear on Refurbished Store.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Aibolit66, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Aibolit66 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Location:
    NH, USA
    #1
    Hi, I am in the market for IMac, but not in much hurry. I waited so long so I can wait a little bit more. How much time does it usually takes for new (I mean just released) version to appear on Refurbished store? or Apple will try to push old refurbished models first?

    Thanks.
     
  2. gilbar macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    #2
    I believe it takes 2+ months for the latest models to show up in refurbs.
     
  3. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

    Badger^2

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Location:
    Sacramento
    #3
    so you are going to wait for the new iMacs to come out in a month and half, and then wait another 2+ months for a refurb of that?

    sounds like a colossal waste?

    what are you doing that you need a refurb of whatever is coming out?

    you know, you have to pay sales tax on all refurbs -- but lots of places offer brand new macs with no tax and rebates -- making them effectively cheaper or the same cost than a refurb model
     
  4. Aibolit66 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Location:
    NH, USA
    #4
    Thank you very much for your replies. We do not have sales tax, so if I can save for the same computer (characteristics) $300-$400 just for waiting couple of months , it works for me. :).
     
  5. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

    Badger^2

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Location:
    Sacramento
    #5
    Sorry, I should have seen that from your NH address.
     
  6. Aldaris macrumors 65816

    Aldaris

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2004
    Location:
    Salt Lake
  7. svenn macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    #7
    Does Apple typically discount the current gens once the newer systems are available?
     
  8. moxxey macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    #8
    Remember one important thing about the refurb store. Whilst you get about 15% discount on current models, as soon as the new iMac is released, this discount can jump to as much as 33%, to clear old stock.

    That will be a great time to buy a refurb iMac, much like now is a good time to buy an April 2010 produced MacBook Pro.
     
  9. di1in macrumors regular

    di1in

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    #9
    Is there a chance that the price will lower further when the 2011 mbps are available as refurbished?
     

Share This Page