Where to Buy, is it a scam?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mrzen, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. mrzen macrumors newbie

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    I am looking to switch from p.c. to mac. But i don't have $1,500 to spend on an imac. So i was looking at other re-sale sites, i came across gainsaver.com, but after doing my research realized that they were not where i wanted to take my business, then i stumbled across powermax.com. And i found a 17 inch. G4 imac for $549. I did their research as well and they look legit, but since i'm new to apple i was looking for some advice, not only on the site but also about if i'm choosing the right one. I'm going to use it for music production. But have less than $600.

    - any advice helps
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    The company has been around awhile.

    Haven't used them myself.

    But look at the specs for Leopard, if it falls under a G4 867MHz, you won't be able to load Leopard unless you play some installation games.
     
  3. Airforce macrumors 6502a

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    $549 for anything G4 is a waste of money. Look elsewhere.
     
  4. mrzen thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    The Mac Mini is $599 and likely less refurbished.

    Refurbished are generall 10%-28% below retail ... strange 50-60% percent deals still hanging around on some stuff right now, no comps though.
     
  6. jmack549 macrumors 6502

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    Wouldn't that put him at $1,100 though? $500 for the Mini and $600 for the display? He states he doesn't have much to spend...

    Sorry, just saw you edited your post. Disregard me.
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    A monitor can be had for $10-50 if you don't mind some of the cheap CRTs.
     
  9. ktbubster macrumors 6502a

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    If you catch the refurb store in the early mornings, I regularly see the bottom line current mini for 479 I believe? you can grab a 1.67 cd for 429 I think... which makes it about 470 ish with tax? and ofcourse shipping is free. That would be your best bet. 17inch imac g4 is a waste of money.

    470 for the cheapest refurb mini (just keep checking early in the mornings) plus a cheaper CRT if you don't mind it (until you can save up) I see them for free or liek 10-40 bucks like was mentioned on craigslist ALLLLL the time. I'm sure you can get one... Might be able to find a nice 17inch LCD for around 100 too... so if oyu go that route.. the 470 plus another 100-130 for an 17inch LCD from walmart or somewhere cheaper...

    you got a nice computer set up that can still run all the new programs and last for a while for under 600 :)

    much better deal... AND you'll get that nice 1 year warranty via apple with it.
     
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    >ktbubster

    The 15-17 inch LCDs seem like they will be christmas sales around $99 for some of them.
     
  11. je1ani macrumors 6502

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    I bought a 17" 2.0 C2D for $575 on Craigslist... so that G4 deal is a rip off... Check your local CL also not so local CL listings.. sometimes you need to make a drive ;)

    Edit your profile says your from Atlanta http://atlanta.craigslist.org/sys/477926881.html This one is a C2D 20" for $775 with some pro apps... he probably sold it already but if your quick enough theres tons of good deals locally
     

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