Is this used iMac a good deal?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by donli, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. donli macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I just bought a used IMac. It is Late 2009 model, 27-inch, 2.66 G Intel Core I5, Memory 16G DDR3, with bluetooth keyboard and Magic mouse.

    I got it for $1000. Is the price ok?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Are you happy with this iMac. Does it do what you need? Do you feel you got a good value for your money? If so, then yes it was a good deal.

    Cheers,
     
  3. trip1ex macrumors 68000

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    This.
     
  4. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

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  5. B.A.T macrumors 6502

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    For a comparison I just sold a 24" 2.66Ghz c2 duo with 8gbs ram for $800. I'd say you did ok but why didn't you research before you bought?
     
  6. philipma1957, Nov 12, 2011
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    philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    yes you have the better graphics card and 16gb ram 1 k is a decent price.

    here it is on the apple refurb store sold out but it lists for 1349 with 4gb ram

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FB953LL/a

    notice the part number FB953LL/a this is the refurbished part number


    this is a simple way of looking up older gear. the new model that came out in 2009 was MB953LL/a you can look it up on wiki but the apple store will say can't find it.

    so put in the letter F instead of the first letter. in this case FB953LL/a and you find it as a refurbished model. try it with a lot of other models and it works a lot as long as the model is not really old 5 or more years. If I wanted an iMac i might buy your model for 1k to 1.2 k also that model runs snow leopard quickly for some users this is very important.
     
  7. Xikum macrumors 6502

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    Can I ask how you manage to get an i5 on a 2009 model? Do you have to give it to Apple to upgrade your CPU? Only thing I could imagine...
     
  8. stro06 macrumors newbie

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    The late 2009 iMac model's came with core 2, core i5 and core i7(as up grade option i guess).
     
  9. donli thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! Now I installed Lion on it, are you sure snow leopard are much quick than Lion on this model?
     
  10. johnhw macrumors 6502

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    With the amount of the RAM, Lion is great.

    You got a really good deal, IMO.
     

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