I Think They Cocked Up.

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Having seen just an iMac in the refurbed store of a 2013 27inch iMac, i7 3.5, 16 gig mem, 1tb fusion and the 775 2 gig gpu, It's a great saving plus is probably only a few months old so decided to purchase it as I was desperate for a new machine the run FCP as the Mac mini just can't hack it lol.

Anyway, two phone calls last and the following day said iMac land at my office. All set up it check the specs and it is reporting the. GPU as a 780 4 gig?

Have Apple genuinely messed up somewhere or am I miss reading the specs? Have I got a free speed bump :)
 
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Apple fanboy

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Having seen just an iMac in the refurbed store of a 2013 27inch iMac, i7 3.5, 16 gig mem, 1tb fusion and the 775 2 gig gpu, It's a great saving plus is probably only a few months old so decided to purchase it as I was desperate for a new machine the run FCP as the Mac mini just can't hack it lol.

Anyway, twosome calls last and the following day said iMac land at my office. All set up it check the specs and it is reporting the. GPU as a 780 4 gig?

Have Apple genuinely messed up somewhere or am I miss reading the specs? Have I got a free speed bump :)
Apple often understate the specification of their refurbs. Think of it more as an Apple bonus! Enjoy your new machine.
 

yjchua95

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Having seen just an iMac in the refurbed store of a 2013 27inch iMac, i7 3.5, 16 gig mem, 1tb fusion and the 775 2 gig gpu, It's a great saving plus is probably only a few months old so decided to purchase it as I was desperate for a new machine the run FCP as the Mac mini just can't hack it lol.

Anyway, twosome calls last and the following day said iMac land at my office. All set up it check the specs and it is reporting the. GPU as a 780 4 gig?

Have Apple genuinely messed up somewhere or am I miss reading the specs? Have I got a free speed bump :)
That's the good thing about buying refurbs. They may come with unexpected free upgrades :D
 

GovtLawyer

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Congratulations

It happened to me. I ordered a refurbed 2.9, i5, 8GB, Iris Pro. I got a 3.2, i7, 16GB, Nvidia 750.

Isn't it nice when you get a free bonus!
 

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It happened to me. I ordered a refurbed 2.9, i5, 8GB, Iris Pro. I got a 3.2, i7, 16GB, Nvidia 750.

Isn't it nice when you get a free bonus!
Yeh I was pleasantly surprised. I wonder why they do it though?
 

businezguy

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Yeh I was pleasantly surprised. I wonder why they do it though?
I'm guessing they run out of the inventory you ordered and bump you up to whatever the next available inventory is. It's probably better then holding the stuff in inventory and certainly better then refunding you and saying sorry pal.

I know cruises do this all the time.
 

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I'm guessing they run out of the inventory you ordered and bump you up to whatever the next available inventory is. It's probably better then holding the stuff in inventory and certainly better then refunding you and saying sorry pal.

I know cruises do this all the time.
Mmmm I doubt that. Stock will be displayed on their site, if it's gone it automatically comes off the site. The rep said it was best to call rather than do a web order as it can be 15 minutes behind. I guess meaning it takes up to 15 minutes to flush the info on the servers.
 

GovtLawyer

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I'm guessing they run out of the inventory you ordered and bump you up to whatever the next available inventory is. It's probably better then holding the stuff in inventory and certainly better then refunding you and saying sorry pal.

I know cruises do this all the time.
In this case., the above analysis does not make sense. Refurbs are put on the Apple web page sporadically. You wait until a configuration you like goes on sale and then rush to order it before it is snapped up. Why they would suddenly announce the availability of a specific config and then send you a better one is a mystery. No one has come up with an official reason, but I'm sure happy they do it.
 

businezguy

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In this case., the above analysis does not make sense. Refurbs are put on the Apple web page sporadically. You wait until a configuration you like goes on sale and then rush to order it before it is snapped up. Why they would suddenly announce the availability of a specific config and then send you a better one is a mystery. No one has come up with an official reason, but I'm sure happy they do it.
Well I'm sure they don't do it for no reason at all. You have a better idea?
 

GovtLawyer

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Well I'm sure they don't do it for no reason at all. You have a better idea?
I really have no idea. I'm stumped. As soon as they put a model on the site and it is sold, they take it off. I thought it was probably an accident in labeling, or some shenanigans in the shipping department.

Whatever the reason, it sure makes for some very happy Apple customers.
 

CH12671

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I really have no idea. I'm stumped. As soon as they put a model on the site and it is sold, they take it off. I thought it was probably an accident in labeling, or some shenanigans in the shipping department.

Whatever the reason, it sure makes for some very happy Apple customers.
It's just odd that all of these reported cases have UPGRADED machines. If it was mislabeled merchandise, then surely at least some would be downgrades.....