Prices on refurbished 2012 iMacs have been lowered.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Bear, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    The prices on the refurbished 2012 iMacs have been lowered. For those of you who want a good deal and don't care about the latest updates, this might be a good time to get a refurbished iMac.
  2. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    I saw this. Have all of them been lowered? I am looking at the $1999 27" with 1tb fusion drive. All the other models list "20% off" but that one lists nothing.
  3. klharper macrumors member

    May 2, 2007
    Yes indeed - I just bought that model on the 11th and picked it up a few days ago for $2199.
    Super excited, but surprised by this early/silent update... wish they had done it silenty alongside the iPhone release!:mad:

    So looks like I need to return or ask for a discount...!

    But now I'm trying to decide if it's worth my time to do a return to go from 3.4GHz Ivy i7 to 3.5GHz Haswell, 1TB Fusion to 256GB Flash [PCI-e], which would be $2399 new...

  4. Lancetx macrumors 68000


    Aug 11, 2003
    Since you're still (barely) within the 14 day window, give Apple a call and they'll refund the $200 difference.
  5. Lilleskotte macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2013
    Do anyone have any experience with ordering a refurbished iMac from the states to Europe? It's s bit of a problem with the laptops since they don't have a Norwegian keyboard, but that problem is eliminated with the iMac since I can just pick up one of those here. A country-standard power cord is most likely also available somewhere.

    So I'm just curious if there are any other factors I need to be aware of. Like some insane amount of tax to get it into the country, for instance.

    There norwegian refurb store is always empty :(
  6. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    Depends on if you need the extra CPU/SSD speed. In reality the difference is not going to be hugely noticeable. Also take note that the 680MX benchmarks higher than the 2013 top of the line 780M. So graphics performance looks like a downgrade.

    If you call they will surely give you the $200 difference back since you are in the 14 day window. So then you are talking a $400 difference for the 2013 machine.
  7. klharper macrumors member

    May 2, 2007
    As much as the gear nut inside of me wants the little bump, the $400 difference will probably keep me happy with the refurb. I'm an audio engineer, so the GFX card doesn't matter much to me [it's nice to have the 680, but I'd have no problems with the 775] - it's all about the CPU.

    I just got my $200 difference back, and I have until October 5th to return the refurb if I want.

    Also, I picked up the refurb in Delaware when I was driving through - so, no sales tax! However I won't be driving thru Delaware again for quite some time, so I'm probably looking at an extra $150-200 in tax if I do the exchange here now...

    I wonder - does the new iMac become 13,3?

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