Refurbished iMacs price increase for US!

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  1. henryonapple, Nov 1, 2012
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    henryonapple macrumors 6502

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    The US Online Apple Store has increased their prices on refurbished iMacs for some models

    $979 21" 2.5GHz --> $979

    $1189 21" 2.7GHz --> $1249

    $1359 27" 2.7GHz --> $1419

    $1599 27" 3.1GHz --> $1659

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  2. iMcLovin macrumors 68000

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    It's not exactly a lot. Probably because those aren't refurbished but what was left of stock. So completely "new" hardware.
     
  3. smoking monkey macrumors 65816

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    You're probably right. It could also be the fact that there are no Imacs around and thus Apple was able to put prices up a bit on refurbs due to demand.
     
  4. Sue De Nimes macrumors 6502a

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  5. henryonapple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    has this ever happened before? according to the buying guide here on MR it says that they are supposed to bottom out in price....not increase at the end of their life cycles.
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Strong demand. Some people have seen what's coming and it doesn't fit their needs.
     
  7. MacMiguel macrumors regular

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    The increase of demand is because of the increase of price of the new iMacs! I think the specifications of new iMacs are generally much better than the old iMacs....
     
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Given the advancement of tech since early 2011, not really.
     
  9. talmy macrumors 601

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    You can't buy a new one at the moment, so if you must buy now, it's your only choice -- hence the higher price. If the new models were available at announcement then you would see a drop in price of the old models.
     
  10. smoking monkey macrumors 65816

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    This.

    Another poster posits it's because the new imac is not meeting needs.

    Only for people who want to do their own upgrades on the 21 or want an internal Superdrive.

    Really that's a tiny percent of the imac buying public. Although I do think that some of the general public are under the assumption the new iMac no longer has the ability to access disk media. That unfortunately is something apple should address to assuage fears for those who aren't tech savvy enough to know better.
     
  11. TRAV9614 macrumors regular

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    They lower the prices of them when the 2012 iMacs were announced and the price bump that just happened is still the same price as they were and lower in some instances.
     

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