what to do: Refurb quad now or hope for 2010?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hoya87eagle91, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. hoya87eagle91 macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2005
    I know nobody apparently knows future product release dates or pricing, but if you care to offer advice i'm all ears.*

    I currently have in my possession:
    A 2005 single CPU G5 maxed with 4 gb of Ram
    An unopened 2009 quad MP from the refurb store ($2150) that I can still return without charge.*

    I dont need anything new right away but i absolutely want to upgrade in the next few months. **

    Do I keep the G5 and hope for a 2010 priced at $2500 or less?*
    Do I keep the '09 refurb because they don't come up very often and would hate to "lose" it if the 2010 updates disappoint me.*
    Do I return it and hope i can still get a $2500 (or cheaper) 2008 refurb?

    I definitely want a tower but can't justify more than $2500 for anything and all of these aside from the G5 are more power than I need for now.

    Thanks *
  2. chipandtoast macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2009
    I would return the Mac Pro and When the G5 gets too slow for your daily work that's when I would upgrade.
  3. leekohler macrumors G5


    Dec 22, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    Agreed. Especially when there is an update imminent. If you really want to, you could find that same MP for possibly less after the updates.
  4. hoya87eagle91 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2005
    Ok thanks for the advice.

    Assuming I return the 2009 2.66 Quad, and I DON'T like what i see in the 2010 updates for $2500 or less ...

    Would you go for the refurb 2008 2.8 Octo at roughly $2500 (i think that is what they sell for on the refurb)


    back to the refurb 2009 quad at $2150?

  5. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
    When they release the new 2010 models, I believe all the 2009 models they didn't sell will go on the refurb store, so you'll be able to get it again, and it will be cheaper than what you'd currently pay for it.

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