Will prices drop in the refurb store once the new 2012 model is on the shelves?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MsDalfo, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. MsDalfo, Nov 14, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012

    MsDalfo macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2012
    I'm very interested in getting a 27" 2011 refurb off of Apple's website. I ordered one the other day, but called shortly (hours) after and returned it; I have decided to wait until after the new machine has come out. It was too late; it's coming in the mail anyway on Friday, ha. I'll be shipping it back.

    Do any of you know if the prices will drop on the refurbs once the 2012s are physically available? Will they start stocking newer models (newer than May 2011)? I am very inexperienced with the refurb store.

    Another unrelated question: Will the refurbs still have the harddrive issues, or can I assume that the affected ones would be replaced? And I assume they are still susceptible to the dust/condensation screen problems, right?

  2. amemoryoncelost macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2004
    I wondered this as well. But also thought about how quick they'll go if the price does drop. I mean, I suppose you could look at the iPad and iPod touches as an example. They're selling previous generations at a discounted price. But I wouldn't count on them sticking around for very long. I bit the bullet and purchased a 27" i7 tonight
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    "Will prices drop in the refurb store once the new 2012 model is on the shelves?"

    Probably. Likely.


    They won't drop UNTIL that time arrives, because as of right now, "refurbished" is the ONLY product that Apple has to sell, insofar as iMacs are concerned....
  4. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    Because of the delay of months in having any new iMacs in the store, there will probably be precious few 2011 refurbs, which also explains the recent price rise in the refurbished iMacs.
  5. mapleleafer macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2009
    They already have in Canada. Refurbs normally sell for 17-18% off. Now they're up to 20% off.
  6. MsDalfo thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2012
    That's a good point. Maybe I should just keep it when it comes tomorrow. :V

    Oh, I thought that depended on the model; I've seen both of those percentages I think.

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