I need help buying iMac 8,1

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by alhajis, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. alhajis macrumors member

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    a friend of mine wants to sell me an imac for $800 and i don't know if it's worth it. These are the specs that i saw... 8,1 Aluminum iMac, Core 2 Duo, 2.66ghz and 2GB ram... that all is all i saw. i dont know if it was 20" or 24"
     
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    A more descriptive and precise thread title will help cater to the right audience and get you more responses.
    To edit your thread title, just click on the [​IMG] button on the bottom right of your original post.


    Have a look at www.mac2sell.net to see if the price is right.
     
  3. alhajis thread starter macrumors member

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    What more can i add??? do you think we have to go by what mac2sell tells us? does mac2sell know if it's iMac 8,1 when there is no option to put that?
     
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    Ask him is it 20" or 24" as that's quite important.

    20" 2.66GHz iMac goes for 849$ from refurb store
     
  5. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    iMac 8,1 at 2.66 is a 20"

    Not the best deal IMO. Unless he bought Applecare for it the warranty is probably expired so I would try to get him down to $700 for it.
     
  6. alhajis thread starter macrumors member

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    There is no apple care, mac2sell says it's $870. I think I'll pass this one. I already told him that i don't want it and he said he'll sell it for $1000 on eBay. Thank you guys... This is exactly what i was looking for.
     
  7. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    $1000?

    Wow. Good luck with that.

    "Brand new" refurb iMac with 400 more mhz, 2X the ram, larger drive, wireless mouse/keyboard, larger (and 10X the quality) screen and a 1 year warranty... $999

    Why would anyone buy that old 20" for the same cost?

    The Apple Store offers the factory-refurbished Apple iMac Core 2 Duo 3.33GHz 21.5" Desktop, model no. MB950LL/A, for $999 with free shipping.

    It features an Intel Core 2 Duo 3.33GHz dual-core processor, 21.5" 1920x1080 widescreen LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB Serial ATA hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics, SuperDrive, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, AirPort Extreme, iSight, Apple Magic Mouse, and Apple Aluminum Keyboard
     
  8. alhajis thread starter macrumors member

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    Please... where can i find the apple refurb store?
     
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    Note that the refurb store gets updated ALL THE TIME. The computers you see there are not the only ones offered. If you're looking to buy a Mac I would check back every few hours for at least a couple of days until you find the computer that's right for you.
     

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