powermac g5 - purchasing dilemma

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by turtlebud, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. turtlebud macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2002
    Wow, the apple store now has refurbs of the dual core 2.3ghz model that I've been eyeing for $1999 (retail is $2499). The problem is that I would have wanted a BTO to add bluetooth/wireless and upgrade the 7800GT card. Question is whether I can do those upgrades after market. THe bluetooth/wireless I think I can probably find, but I'm not so sure about the graphics card.

    Is there any precedence for price drops in the refurb store as a precursor to price drops in the retail store or upgrades to the line? Or does apple just have a lot of refurbed g5s right now that they want to move?
  2. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

    Dec 10, 2004
    i think you can upgrade at an apple store after you make your purchase. I don't think you can BTO. I'm not really sure and thus a pointless reply, sorry!
  3. turtlebud thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2002
    oops, nevermind

    okay, I feel better now - the dual 2.3's they have in the refurb store are the dual 2.3's not the dual core 2.3's. :) okay, just waitin' for a price drop in the regular apple store now.

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