iMac Prices

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    Like the RAM and processor stuff.

    I can get a 3.4GHz quadcore with 16gigs of ram, 1 terabyte harddrive + SSD, and the best 2gig onboard ram video card, all for $3200.
     
  7. lucasfunkt macrumors 6502

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    They have dropped on amazon.co.uk if you're still interested in a 2011 iMac. The low end 27inch is now nearly as cheap as a high end 21.5inch on the Apple site.
     
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    Maybe they're just getting rid of their stock! :D

    Ok ok... Can't a man dream?!
     
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    The retailers will surely be pressuring Apple to lower the wholesale price of iMac. They will quit ordering 2011 iMacs that nobody wants to buy.
     
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    What were the US prices before? How much have they dropped?

    Ah, just seen that. £926.40 for the entry-level 21.5", £1269.40 for the entry-level 27".
     
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    :( my original post was downvoted, but i was right :(
     
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    Yes, they dropped particularly for BTO with additional RAM and large drives. The price for the system that I configured last week, maxed out 27", is about $500.00 today.
     
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    I see this as a bad sign, it's like they're throwing us a bone due to there not being a refresh. I want the whole effin skeleton please.
     
  16. driftless macrumors demi-god

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    No, its not a bone Apple has reset its pricing structure lower. If you look at the new MacBook Pro (Retina) its a far better machine at a slightly better price than its predecessor. The old MacBook Pro, even with today's upgrades, is cheaper than it was yesterday. I am excited about the impending new iMac.
     
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    Cost

    Few things here. You'd be crazy to purchase an iMac with 16 of ram from the Apple store when you can add the ram later from a third party site like crucial for a third of the price. The price dropped? Who cares, its still more expensive than buying the ram separately.
     
  18. leadfeather89 thread starter macrumors member

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    I was just bringing news about the iMac to the table. :( :( :(
     
  19. lucasfunkt macrumors 6502

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    Why did this post get voted down, he's right isn't he?
     
  20. driftless macrumors demi-god

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    Yes, but not really. The cost has dropped enough that it will cut into a lot of the DIY upgrades. Of course, DIY will always be less expensive but the margin of savings has just been slashed.
     
  21. brbrown1988 macrumors newbie

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    Correct. It will definitely cut into third party sales and encourage sales of iMacs on Apple's site. Ram is still cheaper elsewhere though.

    On a different note, I am so terribly tired of waiting. I understand the business strategy, but I was seriously amped up to buy a fancy new iMac today. Huge let down.
     
  22. vladfein macrumors regular

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    100% agreed. The SSD (that no sane person would put in himself) is still a $600, but RAM (that no one should buy from Apple) is down to $300 for 16GB.
    Not a price cut I would see...
     
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    The base 21.5" is still the same. On the Apple site, in the refurb store, and on Amazon. :mad:
     

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