iMac with "Sun melt" on the back. Should I buy?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by aaquib, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. aaquib macrumors 65816

    aaquib

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    I found on Craigslist a seller who's selling an iMac with a "melt from the sun on the back, about the size of a loonie" for roughly $600US. It's 2.0GHz, 2GB of RAM, 320GB HDD and the buyer said I can come take a look at it, see that everything is functioning perfectly. No Applecare, though.

    Is this something I should go for? When iMac's hit the refurb store in Canada they are at least $1000cdn for the 20" 2.4.

    Is that melt something to worry about?

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  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    :eek: The guy sounds like a loonie...

    "Sun melt" the size of a dollar coin... did his son hold a magnifying glass up to it? Are there pictures?
     
  3. aaquib thread starter macrumors 65816

    aaquib

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    Posted now.
     
  4. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    That's crazy, don't buy that, christ, just save up for a refurb, it honestly won't be worth the hassle...
     
  5. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't buy any computer that was melted. Don't care if it was caused by a lighter or the Sun.
     
  6. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    I don't even think that could be caused by a lighter, the angle is wrong. WDH!?! Offer him $450US. If he says yes, get it. Otherwise, buy a refurb, that case is ruined.
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Unless it was caused by something IN the computer, in which case... yow.
     
  8. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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  9. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

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    Who cares as long as it works.. if you decide not to get it, send me a PM, maybe we can help eachother out again! :D
     
  10. aaquib thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hehe, I'll let you know!

    Anyhow, this is the actual auction. He listed $600, but then told me his highest bid was $750 and if I offered to take it for $700 today, he'd do it. That's roughly $640US converted.

    http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/sys/1342012045.html
     

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