The ram is the one thing you can change yourself without affecting at all the warranty (the iMac manual even explain to you how to do it)yeahhh... but with the upgraded ram and software bundled i think it outweighs... the extra 2gb is expensive, mostly because it's apple ram, and covered under warranty.
also the seller has been cooperative, the ram was taken from a 13" mbp that was upgraded to 4gb. all done by apple store.
This don't apply to the RAM. They won't deny any service in the Apple Store even if there is third party RAM inside. Go check Apple Support FAQ for the iMac and RAM if you want...you run into problems because at the apple store they check console and other system logs to see if the specs were changed at any time (have had this happen before to colleagues). it logs systems changes and part numbers of the change and if they're different, you're denied service on those parts i.e. if your memory goes bad (relatively common) you're out of luck. and such.
You don't need a disc, but you need a legit serial number for the software. If he can't give you that, then it is of no more value than the bandwith necessary to download photoshop from BitTorrent.i agree about the photoshop. no discs, but the seller did verify identity of a student. photoshop was given to him because he is enrolled in the computer science concentration. fair enough. the rest of the software still rounds out the deal though in my mind.
and yes you are right about the ram, this is the first with which they allow self replacement! nice.
iLife doesn't count, it come with every Macs. You just won't have to buy iLife.yeahhh...
refurb is 1K
software (life, iwork, office) is upwards to $250
i'm already over...
screw photoshop, take that out of the equation...
i could get all of this for $less than JUST a refurb, oh and that's before the insane sales tax here... thanks apple
LOL... made my night.You really don't want advice, you are just saying how great this deal is since the first post.
both names start with the same "n8"
you both are from the same city, Midland MI. (40 000 pop.)
I think you are writing this from a 21.5'' iMac.
i concur, i would go with a name you can trust(not some random person on ebay). If I go the route to trust people on ebay, I'm always looking for some really "personal" types of photos so I can say...see, this i just an avg person selling this item. It's worked out well this far!Ehhh, I'm underwhealmed. http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/imac
Check out the refurbished store they have better deals