iMac i7 on refurb store - how often?

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  1. skiltrip, Feb 5, 2011
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    How often do i7 2.93ghz iMacs appear on they US refurb store? Do the pop up relatively often?
     
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    Great link Hammer and Brandino!
     
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    I'll keeping checking over the course of the weekend. If nothing shows up I might pull the trigger from my music dealer (tax free). Only about $140 more than what I'd pay for the refurb+tax.
     
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    Still nothing. Bummer. I was hoping one would pop up over the weekend. I'm trying to decide how long to give it before I go ahead and pay Edu pricing instead, or get it tax free from sweetwater. It's basically $2079 (with a free printer) vs. 1899 (both + tax), or 2199 out the door from Sweetwater. I know I'd rather pay the 1899+tax, but the free printer for the edu price eases the blow a teensy little bit, I guess.
     
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    It sure is! The refurb store just filled up literally minutes ago. I pulled the trigger on my i7. psyched!
     
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    I'm eyeing that i7 with a SSD, but I'm not sure it's worth an extra $500. I suppose I've got a couple of weeks until I get my tax return to decide.
     
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    SSD is cool but I'm def waiting for prices on them to drop enough to take them out of luxury-item status.
     
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    Refurbished 27" i7 2.93 on the way!

    I also bought a Refurbished i7 2.93 iMac Sunday night (Feb. 6th) and am very excited for it to be delivered tomorrow! I have been patiently waiting for the right time to buy and it just felt right.

    I have been wanting to buy a monitor that could double as a TV for a bedroom media center to accompany my Macbook Pro 13.3 and bought a 27" LG Monitor TV Tuner on Saturday. I got it home, hooked it up and played with it for a day but all I could think about was the iMac and grew increasingly dissatisfied with my compromised decision. Granted, the monitor was pretty cool and only $380.00 but it was $380.00 that I could have put toward the shiny new iMac. I got up on Sunday morning and packed it up for return.

    My plan was to save the $$ and wait for the next iMac release until I checked the refurb store at 8pm and saw the $1800.00 offer! This was only $180.00 difference from the education discount I would have received but it just felt right. Bummer that they don't offer the education discount on a refurbished item.

    Now, Im starting to get concerned with the screen dust/fogging issues , the high pitched noises, vibrations, bad hard drives, countless trips back and forth to Apple... and I haven't even received it! LOL! reading these posts is enough to make a person paranoid.

    Has anyone here purchased a refurb from the Apple store? any issues?
    I'm expecting that it will be better than new since it's been back to the shop.

    Oh, i also purchased an ElGato Eyetv Hybrid with the saved $$ to solve the TV need as I have read and seen great reviews. (although, it seemed completely overpriced compared to the competitions tuners).

    WOOO HOOO!
     
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    any chance of the late 2009 2.8GHz i7 iMac coming back? that looked like a great deal for $1699 and i missed it just a few days ago!
     
  14. skiltrip, Feb 9, 2011
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    Yeah. That piqued my interest for sure, but I'd had my sights set on the 2.93 for a while so I went for it. Nice score for whoever picked it up. Since it's a 2009, I doubt they get them often but who knows.

    I never really "watched" the refurb inventory the way I have over the past week, but I might keep doing it for another week or two to see if there's any pattern to when it gets re-stocked. This past Sunday was a pretty big restock pretty much every category of Mac. Particularly the Mac Pros and iMacs. Both got a nice repopulation.
     
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    According to Refurb.Me, there was one available 24 hours ago.
     
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    that's the one i missed - it's no longer there
     
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    Hellhammer, does the late 2009 i7 support audio out over mini displayport? I've searched around and come up with conflicting answers.

    Thanks.
     
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    According to Apple, it does.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ts3065
     
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    What are the differences between the 2009 and 2010? Just specs?
     
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    Pretty much yeah. 2010 models have better CPUs (only slightly for high-end though) and better GPUs (10-20%). RAM is 1333MHz instead of 1066MHz but that is pretty negligible in real life. For 27", there is also the SSD option but I think that's pretty much it.
     
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    Looks like they have another 2.8 listed. Go get it!
     
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    argh! looks like i just missed it! but that's okay - gives me hope!
     
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    nope! i wish! i'll let everyone know if i do though :)
     

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