Hello, I extensively searched the forum, but if it is buried in all the "refurb worth it or not" threads I cannot find it. Is there an official apple policy or at least a rule of thumb by which one can estimate the price reduction in the refurb store from the original price? I assume that over time outdated technology should get cheaper, so is there some rule along the line of: Current line refurbished item = retail price -(e. g.)12% for desktop last gen line refurbished item = retail price - 25% for desktop I am wondering, because in all those waiting threads some people hold out not to get the newest technology, but in the hope of an item shifting into a new generation facilitating a price drop in the refurb shop. Is this true and proven? Point in case: I would like to buy a 24" iMac of the current generation refurb. With updates around the corner (I don't need it, I can wait a month or two) and apple pushing the current iMacs at a 18% discount (limited time special offer) in the refurb store I am wondering whether a penryn iMac will reduce the refurb price even further? This would be perfect for me, as the current specs are just what I need and the cheaper the better for my tight budget. But if previous gen iMacs are going for 19% reduction at most, I would not hesitate to buy asap, seeing that the German refurb store hardly ever offers one to begin with. So I could start hunting today. Rounding things up to not asking the same question again when hunting for an iPod touch later this year: What do you know about the refurb price policy?