iMac buying question:

Discussion in 'iMac' started by fireshot91, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Once the new iMacs come out. will the current gen. refurbished stay in the refurb store till maybe: Christmas? I see one in there for 699$. and I'm guessing if that stays there till x-mas then it'll be like 300$ right? once it gets below 450$ I'll buy it. even if its not x-mas.
     
  2. rfrankl macrumors 6502

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    I think you will be lucky to see it much below the $699 you stated no matter how long you wait.
     
  3. chscag macrumors 65816

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    If you're looking for an iMac - late model refurb for less than $450.00 you better check around at local garage sales...:D

    Regards.
     
  4. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    It will never be that cheap. This is Apple not Dell.
     
  5. fireshot91 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Well, there is one refurb. iMac at the refurb Apple store for 699. got a 512MB RAM though. so if the new gen. comes out..it'll go down right? there's no way it'll go up.
     
  6. applefan1997 macrumors 6502

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    They'll maybe upgrade it or stop selling it. They probably wouldn't make the price that low. Most G5 iMacs are still worth nearly that much.
     
  7. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    Hey, I just picked up an iMac for $20 the other day. Beat that!

    cough, G3 w/10GB HD & 128MB RAM, cough

    In all seriousness though, if you want an iMac with decent and somewhat recent specs, you're not going to get it for less than, say, $800.
     
  8. applefan1997 macrumors 6502

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    Cool, a $20 iMac. I almost got a 350 model for 15. Had no Firewire.
     
  9. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    I have dual firewire. Strawberry pink too. So, you know, that's a plus. It's not exactly cutting edge, but it's a pretty good little email/internet machine.
     
  10. natebookpro macrumors 6502a

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    They might just sell out of them since that is so cheap. No way its going much lower than that.
     
  11. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    $699?? I just looked and it's not there now.....so GONE already!

    (was that a 17" white model?)

    super deals don't seem to last long on the refurb page.
     
  12. sravana macrumors regular

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    Yeah, that's the one I last week and it's a really sweet deal for a switcher like me - who doesn't have unlimited funds, or unlimited space for the 20-24" alu macs.

    After all, I'm needing to pick up XP ($90), a backup drive (320G for $114 at amazon), and eventually I'm going to need to figure out my printer setup. I'm very glad that I didn't spring for the $1299 or even the $999 at the refurb store.

    But I agree. I don't see them offering this machine for less than $699. I just don't. I've seen one off and on at the refurb store - and I'm very glad that I just took the plunge.

    Note: though you do get a mighty mouse with it, you get the previous gen keyboard. Not that there's anything wrong with that - it's a nice piece of hardware. But you don't get the new, ultra-slim one, FYI.
     
  13. fireshot91 thread starter macrumors 601

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    It's been on/off for the past 2 or so months. the thing is that it has a 17" white screen, and 512MB of RAM.
     
  14. sravana macrumors regular

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    Right - the RAM is disappointing. But from everything I've heard here, upgrading that is easy, and cheap via Crucial.
     
  15. fohawk17 macrumors regular

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    it wont drop. they will keep ti at the same price until they sell out. i would suggest buying it because its a good deal.


    disappointing amount of RAM though........ can anyone say UPGRADE!!!!! lol
     
  16. fireshot91 thread starter macrumors 601

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    What RAM do the 17" White iMacs take(the one that we're talking about in this thread-512MB RAM, 1.83GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo Processor)?
     

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