New iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by b84, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. b84 macrumors member

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    i bought an 24' imac and can return it until this thursday. i am really think i should return it. last week they released new laptops which in turn surely means new imacs. I would like the new MBP for one hundred more, but i have to pay a retsocking fee of 10% i think which is almost two hundred dollars. What did you do? retrurn it and get the new low end MBP which is the same spec as this comp or wait til the new i mac drops ??
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    No, not really.

    See what happens Tuesday. If nothing, keep it; it's a beautiful machine.
     
  3. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I bought a new iMac on Sunday and really, I could care less if they release new iMacs soon. I'm keeping it. How much more would they update the new ones to make it worth packing back up and bring to the store? It won't be that much of an upgrade, maybe a bigger HD, processor speed increase of maybe .2 and that would be about it. Certainly not worth trading. Come on, be real.
     
  4. MatWith1T macrumors newbie

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    Actually, the new upgrades come with free puppies and dune buggy from what I hear.
     
  5. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    What kind of puppies? That could change things.
     
  6. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    puppies is slang for breast implants
     
  7. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    :D:D:D:D LOL That truly made me laugh!
     
  8. ks-man macrumors 6502a

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    You don't need them to come with the puppies. These days on the internet you can find real and fake puppies very easily and the current iMac line is certainly quick enough for that type of browsing.

    So to the OP, you can get all the puppies you need with the current iMac so don't worry about the next release as we've just scientifically proven that it isn't necessary.
     
  9. Mac Addict macrumors member

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    I would suggest keeping the iMac for desktop use. I know lots of people use laptops for desktop use, but I prefer the larger screen & keyboard. Just my $0.02

    Oh btw, the 24" 2.4C2D is a rockin system, have fun with it.
     
  10. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    why not 2.8?:p
     
  11. Mac Addict macrumors member

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    dat true, 2.8 is extreme... pardon the pun ;)
     
  12. klcc88 macrumors member

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    I purchased a MBP 2.2mhz less then 2 weeks ago and the new unit came out 2 days after I got mine and $100 cheaper. I returned back to the applestore and they exchanged my 2.2 for the new 2.4 with all the new specs ie....80gig more on the HD and 128m more on the video to 256, led lcd screen and multi touch pad....NO restocking fee was applied and they gave me back $100 worth in a giftcard for the difference....so I'd give it a try if you want to change.
     
  13. Wingnut330 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in the same boat. I bought mine about 10 days ago. If they update it tomorrow, then I'm taking mine back. If not, then I'm gonna enjoy the heck out of the one I have! :)
     
  14. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    15"ers have always had that since june 07
     
  15. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    Even if you can't take it back, throw in 4GB of memory. I just did today and the thing screams!
     
  16. I am Sampson macrumors 6502

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    Really?!?! Thats crazy! Are you sure that is right? Sorry for my ignorance of USA law, I'm from the UK, but is that normal in the US? In the UK there is a law whereby any technology bou8ght from any shop/online retailer (unless second hand) must give you a 14 (or maybe even 16) day right to return the product for any reason you want with no charge (exluding postage if from an online retailer).
    I'd assumed america would have at least the same, you sure the shop you got it from are not trying to pull a fast one?
     
  17. TrueShotAura macrumors newbie

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    "For any reason" is a little vague.. I can see a ton of problems with that policy and is stupid such a law exists.
     
  18. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    March 11th will probably be the day of the update, almost 99% sure it will be this month though, because the iMac needs to stay one step ahead of MacBook and equal to MBP, that's how it's always been. We can hope.
     
  19. hologram macrumors 6502

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    The law is, if an item is defective, the buyer can exchange it for another one of the same type within a given time period set by the retailer. I don't know if there's a minimum, but it's usually 14 or 30 days.

    As for returing it and getting your money back, that's up to the individual retailer. They have a right to charge a "restocking fee" if they wish, as long as this policy is clearly posted in the store at the time of purchase.

    Some retailers don't charge a restocking fee, some do. It's perfectly legal, because a lot of people buy something, then change their mind when the wife freaks, or they sober up, or any one of a hundred reasons, and you wouldn't want to buy a computer that had been opened now, would you?

    You'd insist on a freshly sealed one, right?

    If people were logical and reasonable, there would be no need for a restocking fee, but people are compulsive, and do things on the spur of the moment that they regret later. In that case, it shouldn't be the store's responsibility. If it were, all of us who actually think things through beforehand would have to pay for the others' mistakes, with higher prices. The buyer has to take some responsibility for his decision. It's part of life.
     
  20. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    Did you know that every time they release a new model, they they are already planning on the next new model, and once that one is released they are planning on the next new model.

    If you wait until the next new model comes out and do not buy it on the day it comes out, do you really have the next new model? :D:D:D


    Ok that was a little sarcastic but let's look at it realistically.

    Buy it based on your current and possibly projected future needs.

    If the current model satisfies these needs than why wait?

    Not sure if it would happen, but what if you waited and the new model had a minor update and a 10% increase in cost????
     
  21. klcc88 macrumors member

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    There are two models of the 15" MBP, one at 2.2 and the other at 2.4...the "Refresh" got rid f the 2.2 and changed it with the new chip at 2.4 at $100 less...
     
  22. I am Sampson macrumors 6502

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    Fair enough, not like that in the UK. You can literally go back to a shop 14 days later and just say "I don't want it" even if you've used it. As long as you've not damaged it in anyway the retailer has to take it back with no charge. I'm no sure of the reasoning of this law, something to do with avoiding people being spun a story by sales reps or something I suspect. The stores send them back to manufactorers too I belive, they can't just put them back on the shelf as they aren't new anymore. WHat the manufactorers do with them is anyones guess.
     
  23. dforys macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, that's not entirely true, there's no 14-day requirement in law here. If you buy online, you have seven working days from receipt of the item in which you can return it for any reason.

    If you buy it in person, at a retailer, it has to be of satisfactory quality and fit for purpose. The retailer has no obligation to take it back, unless the quality isn't up to scratch.

    However, a lot of retailers have a 14-day *policy* on returning items. But a lot of the electrical retailers won't take back anything that's been opened / used.

    It all comes down to the individual retailers policies :)

    Distance selling regulations
     
  24. rscott4563 macrumors member

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    Not quite true, UK consumer law gives you absolutely no rights whatsoever to just return something you've opened and get a full refund. Some stores will allow this in the name of customer service (think Big Supermarkets, Topshop, M&S etc..) but it certainly isn't law and if you've used the product and therefore damaged some of the packaging they quite often won’t or will only give an exchange.

    The 7 day return thing is in relation to the distance selling laws which protect the consumer if you buy something without being able to see it first, so internet shopping and mail order. if you purchase something by one of these methods then you are entitled to return the product for a full refund no questions asked within 7 days....IF....you haven't open it. If you have opened it and used it then you forfeit your rights and again it will be down to the individual retailer whether or not they will give a refund, charge a restocking fee etc...

    Ryan

    dforys beat me to it.....and yeah it is 7 days not 14 as I had originally posted...
     
  25. I am Sampson macrumors 6502

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    Hmm... it appears you are right, I must have just been fortunate every time I've done it, I guess maybe its just more common for shops to offer it here than the USA perhaps, its certainly used as a sales pitch to me constantly: "You can always bring it back if you don't like it". Anyhow, I have clearly been spouting the ravings of a mad man. I really did think it was UK law, I was certain I remembered reading a consumer rights act detailing it, but further reading confirms you are right and I must have just been going crazy.
    My apologies.
     

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