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    to iMac or not to iMac.... Advice wanted.

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    to iMac or not to iMac.... Advice wanted.
    I have an iMac from early 2008. I love it, use it every day but it is dying a slow death (for the second time, new HD fixed it in 2010).
    I was planning on buying a new one during the tax free shopping weekend in TN in August, and was keeping my eyes on the rumors that a price drop/refresh would be announced at WWDC.

    As the WWDC announcement didnt come, should I still take advantage of the tax free weekend (and back 2 school promo), or wait for a possible Sept/Oct refresh?
    If a new iMac is purchased in August, and a refresh is released within 30days, does apple allow returns/upgrades? Do they give you credit?

    Thanks in advance for the advice!

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    to iMac or not to iMac.... Advice wanted.
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    The question (suggested by the thread title)…is not "To iMac or not to iMac?" I think that your question really is…"Buy now or buy later?"

    If I had $1.00 for every time this question was asked…I could retire today!

    Basically the answer is…there is always something around the corner. If you can wait…wait. And if you can't…then buy now.

    - Nick

    p.s. As far as the buy & return question. Apple currently has a 14 day return period.
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    to iMac or not to iMac.... Advice wanted.
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    As the WWDC announcement didnt come, should I still take advantage of the tax free weekend (and back 2 school promo), or wait for a possible Sept/Oct refresh?
    Savings from no sales tax can be significant plus a possible rebate or iTunes gift card (back to school promo) would make purchasing hard to pass up. As Nick stated, Apple has a 14 day money back policy but I personally don't think we'll see an iMac refresh before September - October. The last iMac refresh was November 2013 and the time between iMac refreshes has varied from 9 to 18 months.

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    to iMac or not to iMac.... Advice wanted.
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    Also consider a refurbished iMac. The savings on a refurbished iMac can many times exceed the tax savings on a brand new iMac.

    - 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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    to iMac or not to iMac.... Advice wanted.

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    Thanks all! I think I'll hit up the August tax-free sale

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