Refurbished 27-inch iMac

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  1. hbruss macrumors newbie

    hbruss

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    I just ordered this from the refurbished store. A new unit was $1,000 more. Do you think the new unit is better? I'm sure it is but.......

    Refurbished 27-inch iMac 4.0GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 with Retina 5K display
    Originally released October 2015
    27-inch (diagonal) Retina 5K display with IPS technology; 5120x2880 resolution
    16GB memory
    2TB Fusion Drive
    AMD Radeon R9 M390
    Built-in FaceTime HD camera
     
  2. makrom macrumors regular

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    Apple refurbished items are usually in quite good condition, often (almost) indistinguishable from new items. The hypothetical new price might be a bit inflated due to the included debatably overpriced memory upgrade, and you'll usually get good opportunities for discounts on new iMacs, but a $1000 reduction still sounds like a decent deal.
     
  3. dont24, Feb 11, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2016

    dont24 macrumors regular

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    I agree, refurb's are great. But are you sure it's $1000 cheaper than new? Apple's refurb'd Macs are usually in the $200 - $400 cheaper range. New for the model you list is $2699. A refurb $1K cheaper would be an awesome deal.
     
  4. warvanov macrumors 6502a

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    The model you described is currently $2,289 on the Apple refurbished store. The same model configured new is $2699. So that's about a 15% discount, which is pretty standard for a refurbished model of a current product.

    I also just bought a refurbished 27" iMac. I opted for the standard mid range model for $1699 refurbished. My current computer, a 2011 MacBook Pro, was purchased in 2011 refurbished and I have had zero issues with it.
     
  5. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, 15% is standard. Certainly not $1,000 savings, but a good deal nonetheless
     

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