When do you think the newly released 2011 iMacs will become available refurbished?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Bradyk123, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Bradyk123 macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2011
    I am going to be replacing my 2009 Core 2 Duo 21.5" iMac with a 27" iMac in the very near future. I'm looking to get either a 2010 Core i7 2.93ghz iMac or brand new Core i5 iMac. Do you think that the 2011 iMacs will be refurbished soon? (within 2-3 weeks) I would love to pick up a 3.1 Core i5 or even the 3.4 Core i7 if I had the money to buy it. My budget is around $1700, would I be better off waiting for the 2011 refurbs?
  2. soco macrumors 68030


    Dec 14, 2009
    Yardley, PA
    Quite honestly, the refurbs aren't going to save you all that much money. Not enough to be a decision maker as per your budget anyway.

    I'd just find a great sale and be done with it.
  3. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring
    A stock 2011 i5 3.1 at $1,999 retail won't be $1,700 on refurb. Probably $1,899 or $1,849. I think even $1,799 would be a best bet but a stretch. And Apple still charges tax on that. If you want tax included you may get a base 2.7 i5 27" which retails at $1,699 for $100-150 off which would bring you back to $1,700 with tax included. Timing could be a few weeks or another 2 months.
  4. Dresevski macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2011
    The 2011 MacBook Pros are finally available. It generally takes a few months. Depending on the new Airs I might hit the refurbished site and order when I see what I want. Never know what's going to appear there or disappear quickly
  5. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
  6. Bradyk123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2011
    Ok guys, thanks! I'm still torn between the 2010 i7 or the 2011 lower end 27" i5. I guess I have some thinking to do.
  7. OptyCT macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2008
    The 2011 15" MacBook Pros that were released in February have been in the refurb store for about a month now (3 months after launch). They're being discounted at 15% off retail. In fact, everything in the refurbished Mac store is discounted 15% off retail, at a minimum. I see no reason as to why the iMac's would be any different. So, expect a refurb'd base i5 3.1 GHz to be $1,699, and a base i7 3.4 GHz to be $1,869. If, like the MBP's, they start showing up refurbished 3 months after launch, then they should be available around early August.
  8. uspp144 macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2011
    Rockville MD
    May 2011 iMac refurbished abvailable

    Saw on Apple Store site that refurbished May 2011 iMac available for sale now at $1019.00 just a few ago.:D
  9. penduboy macrumors member

    May 9, 2011
    we will see how long it will take to see 27" iMacs.
  10. Bradyk123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2011
    I would think the 27" should be right behind the 21.5". Hopefully at least, I'm looking to pick my 27" with in the next month.
  11. Badger^2 macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2009
    Again, what state?

    Apple charges tax to all 50 states.

    You gotta factor that into your cost.
  12. Bradyk123 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2011
    I'm in Michigan. so it s 6% sales tax. I'm pretty sure im gonna pick up the 2010 Core i7 iMac as its one of the best deals for my money unless the 2011 27" iMacs have some decent pricing refurbed.
  13. kwk1 macrumors regular


    Aug 30, 2008

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