So, I am counting down the days when I will finally pull the trigger and buy my first iMac. Earlier this week, I read on the forums here that one could preserve about 70% of resale value on the entry level iMacs but you would lose out more on the upgraded imacs. So I went to everymac.com and selected a 27" i7 iMac from 3 years ago. Then I entered that iMac into Gazelle.com and Apple's Recycling program. To my dismay, gazelle offered a lil under 700 to 780 (~30% resale value). To my surprise, Apple offered 870 (40%) for a machine that was priced at 2199 back in 2010. I had expected Apple to offer less for a machine that was in good condition. Then it dawned on me. Folks are always wondering if Apple offers sales on their computers. If I buy my new iMac this year, I could shave off at least 30% off my next computer in 3 years if I treat it right. OMG what if I bought my new one on Black Friday? Is that another 50-100 bucks off? Buying a 2300 computer with $700 to 800 dollars off is a very attractive deal, man.