There is only one place. Apple.What are some good places to purchase a refurbished iMac?
Here's one big difference in buying used (which those are) vs Apple refurbished, and one of many reasons I wouldn't trust others:They may not be "official" refurbs, but I've seen plenty of them at Microcenter. Full line up of "pre-owned" - their term for refurbished at http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.phtml?N=4294967291+4294966363
I've bought several of them for non-profits that couldn't afford more than $500-600 investment, and everyone's been VERY happy.
Apple Certified Refurbished Products:Manufacturer Warranty
Parts 90 days
Labor 90 days
All Apple Certified Refurbished Products are covered by Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty. For extended coverage, you have the option of purchasing the AppleCare Protection Plan with your Apple Certified Refurbished Product.
I agree with you that it's a better investment to get it from Apple. However, if someone's budget only goes so far and they still want a Mac, it is an option.Here's one big difference in buying used (which those are) vs Apple refurbished, and one of many reasons I wouldn't trust others:
Microcenter "refurbs" (used)
Apple Certified Refurbished Products: