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    Imac 20 (2008) Should I buy it?
    One tip I'm going to ask:
    I am interested in buying a used Imac 20 (eBay).
    Model 2008 and just won an auction for $ 878.
    Judging by the photos, belongs to an older man (looks at his reflection in the screen) which gave it a home use.

    Features>
    PROCESSOR INTEL CORE 2 DUO 2G
    RIGID: 250 GB
    Memory 4GB (calculation that should be expanded because if I remember the original came with 2Gb)
    SUPER DRIVE RECORDER
    VIDEO CARD ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT 128 MB
    MAC OSX LEOPARD SNOW PROGRAM OFICE 2011
    WIRELESS KEYBOARD AND MOUSE

    I'm not sure how today would cost a mac with these characteristics. I'd just like to know your opinion.

    Greetings and thanks for being in touch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elvio View Post
    One tip I'm going to ask:
    I am interested in buying a used Imac 20 (eBay).
    Model 2008 and just won an auction for $ 878.
    The thread title says..."Imac 20 (2008) Should I buy It?"...but the post says..."...just won an auction for $878".

    So what is it...?? Has this iMac been purchased yet or not? If it has been purchased for $878...WOW...somebody paid WAY TOO MUCH for it. It's probably worth more like $500...maybe less!

    And it doesn't matter if those $$$...are Australian dollars, Canadian dollars, or US dollars!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    The thread title says..."Imac 20 (2008) Should I buy It?"...but the post says..."...just won an auction for $878".

    So what is it...?? Has this iMac been purchased yet or not? If it has been purchased for $878...WOW...somebody paid WAY TOO MUCH for it. It's probably worth more like $300...maybe less!

    And it doesn't matter if those $$$...are Australian dollars, Canadian dollars, or US dollars!!!

    - Nick
    lol
    The fact is that I'm living in the very south of Argentina. I just won an auction but in the course of the auction, I made a couple of questions to the owner which are unanswered. These responses will help me decide better.
    Obviously and unfortunately the prices in Argentina are much more expensive than in USA. What really matters is your opinion on the machine.
    A good friend told me today that the number of Imac (those of 2008) did not go well.
    If anyone has one or has heard about it I would like to know

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    Quote Originally Posted by elvio View Post
    Obviously and unfortunately the prices in Argentina are much more expensive than in USA. What really matters is your opinion on the machine.
    You should have mentioned that earlier! This is a world-wide internet forum...and saying $878 can be confusing if we don't know the exact currency we are talking about. Lots of currencies around the world use the $$$ sign.

    Quote Originally Posted by elvio View Post
    A good friend told me today that the number of Imac (those of 2008) did not go well.
    If anyone has one or has heard about it I would like to know
    For the right price (and if I needed a computer)...I would certainly buy a 2.0ghz, 20" iMac, Intel Core 2 Duo, and 4gig of ram. It's a fine computer!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    And before the seller ships it, or you pick it up, ask for and insist on the original system install discs to access Apple Hardware Test etc.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    And before the seller ships it, or you pick it up, ask for and insist on the original system install discs to access Apple Hardware Test etc.
    The problem is that the owner lives far away and I have access to an AHT.
    He would send the machine (with deposit banking which includes shipping and insurance) with original disks, etc..

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    Well good lucy with freight. The last, and final, G5 Quad Core I sent across Australia was delivered in five separate pieces. Make sure it is insured by the seller.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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