Refurb vs new

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  1. Squicken macrumors member

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    Hey all. So, I am planning to buy myself a 21.5 inch iMac sometime in the coming week. I was looking at the refurbs, and the model i was interested in was 200$ under the usual price! So I think I'll go with that one. But my question is, will I notice any differences between a new and the refurb? And exterior scratches or anything?

    Thanks.
     
  2. 840quadra Moderator

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    Please don't take this as being rude, but there are so many threads on this topic over the past few weeks, let alone 2011. In short, it will be like new, have a full warranty, and ability to add Applecare.

    Damaged parts are usually replaced by Apple before it is offered up for sale, and or professionally reconditioned. In my years of buying Refurbished Apple items, I have yet to have one with any signs of wear.

    Happy shopping, and enjoy your new system.
     
  3. RUGERMAN macrumors regular

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    refurb?

    I've had three refurbs and never any problem just like new. If you do have any problems, you can return it within 14 days.
     
  4. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    what state are you in? dont forget tax.

    For me -- Looking at the 2011 2.7 i5 21" -- $1270 + $120 tax = $1390
    macconnection, no tax, is $1423 new. For $30 more, Im probably going new.

    again, this is for me in CA -- not knowing where you are I dont know if this applies to you.
     
  5. Squicken thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the quick replies!
     
  6. qzxyu macrumors member

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    Buy from Apple and get a free printer though. And if you have one, its something to sell to make it a little cheaper.
     

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