I've been waiting for the iMac refresh for a while but today I said "screw it" and broke down and bought. For me, I bought a 27" i5 Refurb for $1699. For the wife I got a base model 21.5" for $999 (also refurb). I figured, I am saving $500 over buying the machines new this way ($550 with tax). By the time the refresh comes out (could be a few months) AND refurbs become available of the new refresh it may be 4-6 months and I am definitely not waiting that long, especially for a minor spec bump. I sprung for next day shipping and Fedex claims it will be here tomorrow by 3 PM. Hopefully I won't have any of the issues that others had with these models cause I'd hate to play online tag (this was a reason I really was leaning toward buying in a store, but I guess $500 savings is significant enough for me to deal with a few hassles in the unlikely event mine come defective). I will be selling my 2007 Aluminum iMac on Craigslist, hopefully to recoup some of the cost (I figure I could get at least $700-$750 for it) and from then on out I will probably save myself at least a few hours a day of checking up on the latest rumors hoping that the refresh is finally here. I will probably look again to upgrade around 2012 or 2013. FEELS GREAT!!! I can't wait to spend tomorrow evening setting both of 'em up.