Refurb iMac: Who received bigger/better than they ordered?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by imacericg, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. imacericg macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    I see alot of threads that people ordered the 320GB HD and received a 500GB. How often does this happen? Does anything else ever get bumped (cpu)?

    Just wondering if I should try my chances, or order the Extreme/500GB...
  2. Muncher macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2007
    My guess is that those "extras" are what people ordered as upgrades to the base model and then decided to return. If that's true, and you do get an "upgrade," it will most likely be the part of the computer people upgrade most. Because the iMac hard drives are not replaceable without a lot of work and hard drive space bought from apple is relatively cheap, it seems that most people would go for that first.

    The processor upgrades are, IIRC, $400 for .400 Ghz. That is a lot of money for most people, so I don't see that as being a likely upgrade.
  3. imacericg thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    I just ordered. I am not getting my hopes up, but it would be nice if it was "upgraded" :)
  4. mrpalmer420 macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2008
  5. gleaner macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2008
    I got the same stuff....320....1GB of ram...

    and I am still very happy....since I save $$$$$$.

    If the upgrade happens tomorrow....I am happy for those of you who persevered....meanwhile...I am happy with mine. ;)
  6. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    Not to be off topic but I just bought a Mini with 512MB Ram and 60GB HD. Mine came in with 1GB RAM and 120GB HD.
  7. imacericg thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    Didn't get a free upgrade. No worries, I love the new iMac!

    BTW, I came from a G4 1.3 17" PowerBook
  8. AndroidCZ macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2008
    Brno, Czech Republic
    I got 500GB hard drive instead 320GB, and as another bonus – 2GB of ram instead 1GB! So I'm a lucky boy :)
    Btw, It was the Austria AppleStore, and iMac 24-inch.
  9. czachorski macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2007
    3 years ago when I helped my mom buy an eMac, it came with extra HD and RAM. That was a nice surprise.
  10. Trip.Tucker Guest

    Mar 13, 2008
    Ahh yes, the Arnold (Schwarzenegger) Edition ;)
  11. bodgerx macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2008
    I've just been upgraded big time. I ordered:

    2.8Ghz, 320Gb HD, 2 Gb RAM, 256Mb ATI Video.


    3.06Ghz, 1Tb HD, 2Gb RAM, 512 NVidia 8800GS!!!!!!

    Very pleased. Although slightly guilty; will they ask for it back? :)

    (UK Store)
  12. deff808 macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2008
    My 24" refurb iMac comes in today! Lets see if theres a miracle happends!
  13. memo90061 macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
  14. Muncher macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2007
    Oh, wow. You're not kidding, that must be $500-1000 worth of an upgrade. I have the sneaking suspicion that, someone, somewhere, is getting not quite what they had expected. ;):D

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