My refurb iMac came with a 2TB HDD instead of 1TB

Discussion in 'iMac' started by louis0nfire, May 29, 2010.

  1. louis0nfire macrumors 6502

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    So I ordered a refurbished 27" iMac Core i7. It was supposed to come with a 1TB hard drive. Not until today (about 5 days after I received it) did I notice that my hard drive is actually 2TB. I don't know how this is possible, but I'm not complaining. Has anyone ever heard of something like this?
     
  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    It's the "refurbished Mac" lottery. Most refurbished Macs are Macs that have been sold and returned to Apple for whatever reason. Someone returned a custom-built Mac with a 2 TB drive. So what is Apple going to do? They could replace the 2 TB drive with a 1 TB drive. That costs time, cost of the 1 TB drive, and Apple can't put the used 2 TB drive into a new computer. Or they can offer 1 TB and 2 TB Macs separately, that costs time and money. In the end it is the cheapest solution for Apple and the best for you to just sell you a refurbished Mac with 2 TB drive for the price of a refurbished Mac with 1 TB drive.
     
  3. montycat macrumors 6502

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    A friend of mine got more memory on a refurbished iMac that he was supposed to get!
     
  4. carbonfly macrumors regular

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    Lucky!

    Actually, I consider myself lucky too because my 27" i7 refurb didn't come with a yellow screen. Victory!
     
  5. ditzy macrumors 68000

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    With refurbs the advertised computer is the worst it is possible to get. You can end up with a better one.
     

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