Safe To Buy iMac Now Or Wait Till Black Friday!!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ITS ME DAVID, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

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    i know which imac i want its a i5 late 09 model but i was wondering if i wait till black friday will i save even more money and or possible get a 2010 i5 for about $1500 rather then the price tag of $2k right now.
     
  2. iMikeT macrumors 68020

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    If you're planning on buying the 2010 model you might as wait until black Friday to get it. Then again, you're probably only going to save $100 from a black Friday deal, not that much of a savings considering that if you buy it as an educational purchase today you save $100 to begin with.
     
  3. Teqnilogik macrumors member

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    Does Apple even do Black Friday sales? I doubt retailers will discount Macs
     
  4. ITS ME DAVID thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I thought so.
    I was afraid of this.
     
  5. Rideherhard macrumors 6502

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    I bought my MacBook Pro last boxing day sale and it was less $100 from futureshop. You'll save more from refurbish Macs.
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Apple does a Black Friday sale every year. The discounts are marginal.
     
  7. Hermes Monster macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    Go for a refurb, the best way to maximise spec. for reduced costs - all you lose out on is the retail box (basically)
     
  8. ITS ME DAVID thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea ill go for the late 09"' i5 27" for $1549.99 no tax and free shipping.
     
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  10. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000

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    Refurb

    Your best value comes from refurbished models. My last Mac was a refurb and it was a good deal. I was able to buy more than I was normally able to afford because of that.

    I planned on getting the corei7 2009 model as a refurb last June but the wife surprised me with a brand new one so I guess I wasn't going to argue.

    Been a good machine but it saves you several hundred.
     
  11. ITS ME DAVID thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have found amazon and b&h to sell brand new models off the same apple refurbished models for same and or $50 cheaper and offer no tax and free shipping.
     

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