Is this used iMac a good deal?

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

  1. donli macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2011

    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?


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  2. panzer06 macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2006
    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.

  3. trip1ex macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2008
  4. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2010
    New Jersey
  5. B.A.T macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2009
    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
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2011

    philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    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

    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

    Oct 19, 2011
    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

    Nov 12, 2011
    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

    Nov 11, 2011
    Thanks! Now I installed Lion on it, are you sure snow leopard are much quick than Lion on this model?
  10. johnhw macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    With the amount of the RAM, Lion is great.

    You got a really good deal, IMO.

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