Honestly , im thinkin about purchasing a new one in the upcoming week i7 spec , but as i read on the forums and on the blogs it seems like a chance of luck to get a perfect imac . so i say go ahead get it if you like the deal and you can always return it to apple using your warranty.
Apple or any large corporation that sells refurbs do not put defective parts or suspected defective parts from one computer and put them into another one. Never will never did. No corporation does that. It cost them allot to refurbish a product and they don't want them coming back a second time, let alone it doesn't bode well for their reputation.With the enormous amount of 27" iMacs being returned due to the yellow tint, I wouldnt take a chance on a refurbished model. Apple is not throwing these screens away. When they replace them in other 27" models, they inspect them and if theyre within some arbitrary tolerance, theyre going to stick them into a refurb.
Youre better off waiting until this (if ever) gets fixed, before buying new or refurbed.
Make sure you contact an Apple CSR and explain your concerns to them so they log it. Ifthey get enough complaints, thye may actually do something about the defective screens.
Good point. You just saved over $300.00 dollars. But the yellowing screen sucks. If you cannot notice it than your screen might have slight yellowing which isn't bad like my i5. When did you buy your refurb? The one I got for my father which was last week came with a perfect screen. Puts mine to shame, no dead pixels, no yellowing at all no backlight bleed.well i got a 27" refurb and they do come looking like new.. this is my second imac that i get from apple.. the first one was a 24" that came with a dead pixel and i returned it and i got a perfect screen..
but i won't lie.. this one has a bit of yellow tinge but no dead pixels.. i care more about dead pixels that i do about the yellow tinge.. why? because you can't ever notice it unless you do that test so it doesn't affect me at all.
still if i call apple they will replace your refurb with another refurb and more than likely they'll give you a credit for the "inconvenience" which overall may bring the price of your imac to a very low cost..
i ended up paying $1375 for a $1700 machine.. which is actually a great deal.. so if new and refurb imacs tend to have the yellow tinge why go with the new more expensive one when they're both treated the same way when it comes to warranty?
just my thoughts
i got mine delivered on Feb 23rd.. the only reason why i care if it has yellow tinge is in case i sell it someday but i really can't tell..Good point. You just saved over $300.00 dollars. But the yellowing screen sucks. If you cannot notice it than your screen might have slight yellowing which isn't bad like my i5. When did you buy your refurb? The one I got for my father which was last week came with a perfect screen. Puts mine to shame, no dead pixels, no yellowing at all no backlight bleed.
And i paid 2000.00 for mine.
However... I've returned two refurbished iMacs, both with defects, and decided I will not purchase refurbished again. I think for the small difference in price I would rather have a new one.