iMac value?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Truefan31, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    Late 2013 imac i5, 1 tb hdd, 775m gc for 1500. Ac til 2016. 8 gb ram. What y'all think? I would prolly add ram and ssd boot drive.
     
  2. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    From the graphics, I see that's a 27" 3.2GHz quad-core i5, and I take it you're buying, not selling? That machine is $1968 incl APP, brand new from Apple, and is also available on the refurb store for $1529 (plus APP @$169).

    If in excellent shape and fully functional, the desktop you're considering for $1500 seems priced fairly reasonably, though a tad on the high side. Assuming you're likely buying from a stranger, in addition to asking the seller why he's selling such a new computer so soon, I'd low-ball that asking price somewhat, and play it by ear, while keeping the refurb store price in the back of my mind.
     
  3. Truefan31 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Dang didn't know it's in refurb site for 1529. Do u get education pricing on refurbs?
     
  4. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    Unfortunately, no. But refurb prices are already considerably lower than what you'd pay with the approximately 10% discount you're getting in the edu store.
     
  5. Truefan31 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah someone was selling it. I might just wait and save about 3k for the new imac( hopefully this year). I'd like a top end graphics card and tb2 support so it'll feel future proof
     
  6. macs4nw macrumors 601

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    I'm holding off as well, now that rumors of a Retina iMac in the foreseeable future are picking up steam again.
     
  7. Truefan31 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I know right. It's like I could spend like 1400 and get a good deal on a current imac or I can spend prolly around 3k but get exactly what I want, specs and all.
     
  8. shinegotitwe macrumors newbie

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    I'd like a top end graphics card and tb2 support so it'll feel future proof too,thanks[​IMG]
     
  9. Truefan31 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Maybe I'll offer 1300. Sell it if I like the new imac?
     
  10. Truefan31 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well I bit the bullet and bought it. 1300 for 27 imac i5, 775m 1 tb hdd. What u think? Ac on it til late 2016 too. I figured 1st thing is external ssd for boot. I can do that with bootcamp?
     
  11. Truefan31, Jun 7, 2014
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    Truefan31 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    iMac value?

    So what I want to do is get an external ssd to use for osx and windows 7 bootcamp. Can I use an external ssd for that, while using the standard 7200 rpm drive for media/files?

    Any recommendations on a ssd?
     

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