URGENT...About To Buy An iMac...COLD FEET

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mikeyangelo58, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. mikeyangelo58 macrumors member

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    I'm freaking out because today is the day.

    I've spent months on the fence.
    And I think I'm now ready to make this purchase.

    - iMac 21.5 inch 2.7 GHz Price: $1,399.00 (-$100.00 Education Discount)

    (4 GB Memory, 1 TB Hard Drive, Magic Trackpad, Keyboard non-wireless, Lion pre-installed)

    - Espon Workforce 630 Price: $49.95 (-$100.00 Printer Mail-In Rebate)

    - Back To School Card Price: FREE (+100.00 BTS Promotion Ends 9/20)

    - Shipping & Handling: FREE

    Total (Tax + Discounts Included): $1,564.87


    I'm getting cold feet.
    Trying to avoid buyers remorse.

    HELP ME!!!!!

    My current iMac is a PowerPC from late 2005.
    It can't upgrade to Snow Leopard or Lion.
    It can't even stream movies from Netflix.com
    I have plans to restore the hard drive then give it to my parents.
    They can use it for things like safari, mail, iCal, etc. without it being a problem.

    I really do need a new Apple computer.

    But lets be honest. Not much has changed with the iMac.
    I don't burn CD's. And seriously who the hell wants a DVD player? :mad:

    The MacMini is the obvious alternative.
    But then you need a monitor.
    And several key accessories are not included.
    No Magic TrackPad. No Keyboard. No BTS Gift Card.
    The education discount also drops from $100 to a measly $20 bucks.

    Thanks Apple.
    Slow applause...

    The iMac is currently the best offer.
    I think I just convinced myself.

    Could still use some advice or at the very least some words of encouragement.

    :apple:
     
  2. nefan65 macrumors 65816

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    If it's what you NEED, then don't feel any remorse. It's a great system you've spec'd out. And don't listen to the "I'd wait for the next refresh..." crowd. You'll wait forever...

    Buy it, and enjoy!
     
  3. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Buy it. You've been sitting on the fence too long already. ;)
     
  4. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Come back and eat those words when you fire up your new iMac. Enjoy what will be a huge upgrade. :apple:
     
  5. oklaonion macrumors member

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    Do it naow! In my experience, once you've thought it over for months and decide what you want, that's a good sign. You're extra cautious feeling is a good thing, but don't let it get in the way of what you know you want.

    Also, it sounds like the iMac is the right choice for you, not the Mac Mini, given what you said.
     
  6. mikeyangelo58 thread starter macrumors member

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  7. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    Wait, updates coming to the line next week...
     
  8. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    That's just cruel. :p
     
  9. mikeyangelo58 thread starter macrumors member

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    Didn't take very long for someone to burst my balloon. :(

    All joking aside...

    I did just read some random post saying the next iMac will come with a Bluray Player.
    And it will be as thin as an iPad.

    :rolleyes:

    ...Anyone wanna buy an new iMac? :p
     
  10. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    You catch on quickly, noob. Welcome to MacRumors.
     
  11. Confuzzzed macrumors 68000

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    The iMac rocks! It's a great machine but if you are at college and don't need the exctra fire power (and screen size), I'd urge you to consider a laptop! The macbook pro 15" is not a bad choice
     
  12. feflower macrumors regular

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    Buy what you need. Then stop reading Mac News. Stop comparing. There will always be something better. Enjoy.
     
  13. scoobydoo99 macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats, dude. You will be very happy with the upgrade :D
     
  14. lyunmac macrumors member

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    Congrats on the purchase. Like my family says, the price seems like a lot but once you make the purchase you'll forget about it. Just enjoy what you bought.BTW the mac mini I bought did come with the BTS app card.
     
  15. mikeyangelo58 thread starter macrumors member

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  16. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    It'll be a huge upgrade from what you have now, you wont regret it! Least I hope you wont lol.
     
  17. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    lol. joke is on you :)

    well, to be honest, it seems to me that just about everything i have seen by apple this year is so far beyond my expectations, and works so much better than anything i have owned before that i think i have reached a point where i can't generate much enthusiasm for feelings of buyer's remorse or tech greed in myself. i am pretty pleased with what i've got. i am sure you will enjoy your imac :)
     
  18. andy.barron macrumors 6502

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    you will LOVE it, stop worrying about whats round the corner & enjoy:)
     
  19. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    yep. good advice.
     
  20. mikeyangelo58 thread starter macrumors member

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    Apple has already removed the reference to a Late-2011 iMac model... :)

    Could have just been some sort of error...

    Slightly relieved by their rapid response to correct it...

    I really just want my new iMac... :eek:

    What's taking FedEx so long? :confused:

    :apple:
     
  21. r0k macrumors 68040

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    Fedex will deliver 5 minutes after you read the article about the late 2011 iMac with the 20 terabyte drive, 16 Gig of ram and a 16 core 4Ghz processor running OS X 10.9 PuddyTat.
    [​IMG]
     
  22. andy.barron macrumors 6502

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    you are so wrong, I have seen the unreleased white paper, it has 17gb ram
     
  23. blunti macrumors 6502a

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    this. Wise advice :)
     
  24. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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