Refurbished Apple Cinema Display

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bigdaddymac, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. bigdaddymac macrumors regular

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    There's a 20 inch flat panel refurb monitor on sale on apple.com for $499, compared to the new price of $1299. Most of the refurb stuff for sale doesn't have a discount that's anywhere near deep. I'm tempted to buy it, but, is there something really wrong with Apple refurb monitors? I know you always take a chance buying refurb, but if there's some problem that's a given with these (dead pixels, etc.), that others are aware of, I'd love to hear it. Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Is the $1299 price the price when they released the monitor???

    Because you can get a new 20 inch Cinema Display for $599 from the Apple Store:

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=10F1701B&nclm=AppleDisplays

    Other than that....no idea on refurb monitors from Apple...never bought one. I have a new 23 inch ACD and it's beautiful!

    -Kevin
     
  3. bigdaddymac thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! On the refurb page, they have listed the "original price" as $1299! Will probably pick up the new one.
     
  4. SandersHokie macrumors 6502

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    yea i'm thinking of getting the middle size one, but am worried they will update soon.
     
  5. djkny macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, that's because the Apple LCD is 2-3 years old. I wouldn't let that $1299 tag fool you. these are seriously in need of an update.

    If you drop $499 on a refurb, you're already overpaying by $100-$150. Apple likes to call that kind of "devotee" a "sucker."
     
  6. ctsport1234 macrumors regular

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    I really like the current displays, so much so that I recently bought a 30''. No one knows when the updates are going to be, get it now if you need it.
     

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