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Refurbished 27-inch Apple iMacs Selling for Up to $400 Off Retail

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News Posted: Tue, Apr 9 2013 3:26 PM
If you've been waiting to score a deal on an Apple iMac system, now is your chance, provided you're not opposed to buying a refurbished model. Apple just filled its store with a handful of refurbished iMac models that are marked down anywhere from 15 percent to 20 percent, which translates into savings of up to $400 off the normal selling price.

All three discounted models are 27-inch iMac systems. The biggest savings is for an Intel Core i5 3.1GHz quad-core system that's listed at $1,599, or $400 off its normal selling price. That system comes with 4GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive, 8X DVD burner, and AMD Radeon HD 6970M graphics. It also has a FaceTime HD webcam, two Thunderbolt ports, a FireWire 800 port, four USB 2.0 ports, SDXC card slot, 802.11n Wi-Fi, stereo speakers, and a few other odds and ends.

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The other two reduced systems sell for $1,529 (2.9GHz, 8GB memory, GeForce GTX 660M, 1TB HDD) and $1,699 (3.2GHz, 8GB memory, GeForce GTX 675MX, 1TB HDD). Refurbished systems come with a wireless keyboard, mouse, power cord, and documentation.
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sevags replied on Tue, Apr 9 2013 3:45 PM

Wow even with the reduced price these are just way overpriced. A system which is nearly impossible to upgrade let alone repair is not be smartest purchase to make when considering a refurbished model.

If you are spending this much you should just pay the full retail price, if you're trying to save 400 on a refurb you're probably better off buying a new more powerful PC for less than the price of this refurb, but o those who want it enjoy your purchases I guess.

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For that price you could buy a MUCH better computer.

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Putting the obvious overprice aside...

I wouldn't own one of these based on their QC alone(personal experience). From flickering screens, overheating, freezing, and a bad hard drive- all within the first 2yrs(good luck getting apple to help!). Performance and reliability on these was less than close to par, and I ditched it and will never go back. These are basically laptops with a bigger screen and separate KB/mouse.

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Clixxer replied on Tue, Apr 9 2013 7:00 PM

Shadizzle:

Putting the obvious overprice aside...

I wouldn't own one of these based on their QC alone(personal experience). From flickering screens, overheating, freezing, and a bad hard drive- all within the first 2yrs(good luck getting apple to help!). Performance and reliability on these was less than close to par, and I ditched it and will never go back. These are basically laptops with a bigger screen and separate KB/mouse.

See in my experience hardware wise the Macs have always been above solid but between the software and the fact you cannot upgrade these I still don't see the value in spending that kind of money on one. I do not have much experience with macs but have alot of friends that own their products so I have used them before.

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Wow thats crazy over prices.

My sister inlaw loves mac, she had problems with it recently and too it to get repaired 3 weeks later she got it back and then a few months later she had to buy a new one.

Mac's break down just like any other computer.

I'll give it to them its nice and thin but dam what a ripoff.

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Apr 9 2013 8:56 PM

Yes Johnny3D that is true but has it not always been so. I used to build computers that were not only more powerful by far than my roomates Power Mac for half the price he paid for them and he watched me do it and still bought them.

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Johnny3D replied on Wed, Apr 10 2013 12:02 AM

There is a kind of cult-thing around Apple products. In art school, I knew people who thought that if they bought a Mac, they would suddenly become better artists. Of course it didn't turn them into instantly better artists, but it didn't stop them from dropping loads of cash on Apple products to find that out.

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