i5 and i7 iMacs in Refurb store


kolax

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Yep, because it makes total sense for Apple to FIX a machine, then put it out for sale again with the SAME issue. Come on man, use some logic.
Because it makes sense for Apple just to resell the damn thing since it's "within specs"..

Buy one and tell me if it has the yellow tint or not.
 

Badger^2

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I frequent about 4 mac forums similar to this one -- saw this same thing about the refurbs being for sale.

first post from someone else: I got an i7 about 5-6 weeks ago . . . it is simply awesome. No problems at all. Perfect screen.

Its not all of them.
 

stridemat

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Because it makes sense for Apple just to resell the damn thing since it's "within specs"..

Buy one and tell me if it has the yellow tint or not.
If it does have yellow tint then I don't really see the problem as you have an i5/i7 and can take it back to Apple for a replacement/fix. All you suffer is the minor inconvenience of having to visit an Apple store.
 

mr.thedaniel

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wahooo! I've been waiting so impatiently for the i5's to pop up in refurb store, I almost bought a new one this week. Glad I waited. Now to find one at the right time...
 

SaSaSushi

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Because it makes sense for Apple just to resell the damn thing since it's "within specs"..
I think that's a really irresponsible comment. Since when is a yellow tint "within specs"?

Apple has publicly acknowledge the yellow tint exists on some iMacs and stated they have addressed/are addressing it. Do you really think it would be in their interest to sell yellow-tinted iMacs as refurbs?

From personal experience, I can confirm not all new iMacs have a yellow tint problem nor are all refurb machines reissued yellow tint machines. Even if they were returned for a yellow tint, Apple will have replaced the tinted panel before reselling it as a refurb.
 

kolax

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I think that's a really irresponsible comment. Since when is a yellow tint "within specs"?

Apple has publicly acknowledge the yellow tint exists on some iMacs and stated they have addressed/are addressing it. Do you really think it would be in their interest to sell yellow-tinted iMacs as refurbs?

From personal experience, I can confirm not all new iMacs have a yellow tint problem nor are all refurb machines reissued yellow tint machines. Even if they were returned for a yellow tint, Apple will have replaced the tinted panel before reselling it as a refurb.
Because that's what Apple said.. fair enough they are offering users an exchange and money back etc, but their stance is still that it is within spec. And there is users who have have yellow tint displays and aren't hugely bothered by it.
 

SaSaSushi

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Because that's what Apple said.. fair enough they are offering users an exchange and money back etc, but their stance is still that it is within spec. And there is users who have have yellow tint displays and aren't hugely bothered by it.
Before Apple acknowledged the yellow tint as an issue you might have gotten away with making that argument. Now that they have confirmed its existence and are officially repairing/replacing affected machines there is no way they call yellow-tinted machines "within specs".

Now, users with yellow-tinted machines that are not bothered by or are oblivious to it is an entirely different issue altogether.
 

bagelche

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imac i7 27 for $1849 refurb ? thats a bad deal ..considering you can get $1899 for a brand new one with educational discount
speaking as one who can't get an educational discount, it's not a bad deal at all. And, even if you can get the ed. discount, why not save $50? Refurbs are solid machines with as-new warranties and presumably have a higher QC due to their being individually inspected/refurbed rather than just a random box off the assembly line. Then again, it doesn't come in a pretty box.
 

PeterQVenkman

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I frequent about 4 mac forums similar to this one -- saw this same thing about the refurbs being for sale.

first post from someone else: I got an i7 about 5-6 weeks ago . . . it is simply awesome. No problems at all. Perfect screen.

Its not all of them.
It is, however, more likely to be a problem with a refurb unit because many people returned their computers with yellowing problems. I would be a little hesitant.
 

SaSaSushi

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It is, however, more likely to be a problem with a refurb unit because many people returned their computers with yellowing problems. I would be a little hesitant.
Apple does not resell faulty machines without repairing them first. As someone else mentioned above, the level of preparation and inspection that goes into the refurbs makes them as safe as new.

I bought my i7 new but I wouldn't hesitate to buy an Apple refurbished machine.

They also come with a one year warranty like new machines and the option to extend to 3 full years with Applecare.
 

rwczen

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Going to find out

Well I just placed my order for the i5, this will be my first Mac :) (well technically second as I purchased a 21.5" from BestBuy 2 weeks ago but am returning because it was opened and used and they told me it wasn't) So hopefully there will be nothing wrong with the one I receive. I am also considering buying the Apple Care, I was planning to go buy a new machine from the Apple Store on Saturday but would not have gotten the Apple Care, but now that I have saved $300, maybe spending $200 to get an additional 2 years warranty isn't such a bad idea.. I still save $100. Oooh can't wait :apple: :D
 

InfoSecmgr

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It is, however, more likely to be a problem with a refurb unit because many people returned their computers with yellowing problems. I would be a little hesitant.
Refurbished in the key word here. That means a machine was returned, then it was FIXED and sent to be resold. There is nothing to argue here, refurb=fixed=no yellow tint since Apple has acknowledged the problem and ha since found a fix.
 

IBeenMacSince19

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Refurb for Sale

There is a Refurbished iMac 27-inch 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 for sale right now at apple.com for $1699.00. 11:37 pm EST Thursday March 11.