Should I pull the trigger now?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by muskett32, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. muskett32 macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2009
    Was waiting for today's event in the off chance there may be an announcement regarding the iMac; A price drop or any hint of a refresh soon. Since there was nothing, I'm inclined to go ahead and buy an iMac now. If it was you, what would you do?
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    Buy. Get a refurb if you're nervous about spending too much. If the new one comes out with some must-have feature for you, you can sell this one and put the money toward new. Consider the difference the cost of "renting" the machine in the interim.
  3. muskett32 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2009
    I'm more nervous about buying now and seeing the rumored refresh happen in October. It's a gamble, I know. The flipside is it would kill me if the refresh did happen and it ended up not being that big a deal. Arrghh!!! I hate this.
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
  5. muskett32 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2009
  6. muskett32 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2009
    Well, I did it. I went ahead and bought the 2.93 iMac with the ATI card and a 1TB Hard Drive. Now my anxiety has gone from if I should buy to when will it arrive?!?!. ha ha. Oh well, I feel good about it. Should be a sweet machine.
  7. jk000 macrumors regular


    Jan 14, 2008

    I've been through this many times before and it's a long and drawn out affair.

    The bottom line is this: Buy, any Apple further down the line may be an improvement, but there will always be improvements and there's never really a definite pattern. Apple products are very good and no matter when you buy they will perform very well, with newer products never being anymore than 10% better than the last.
  8. bartzilla macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2008
    If you need a new computer now and the ones on the market now do what you want then buy.

    If you're just buying one "because I can" then by all means wait if you want... except of course that when the new ones arrive you'll then have to decide whether to get one of those or wait because the next round of updates will be even better.

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