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iMac - where to buy??


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Hi, I'm new to the world of Macs. Looking at making my first mac purchase - imac 24" 2.8Ghz. Where do you guys recommend buying from? Best price, best service, shipping etc. I live in Perth WA.

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I just ordered my Mac from Apple. Great price and fast shipping. Plus they have a printer rebate.
I wouldn't recommend paying for more RAM from them if you can upgrade it yourself. It's usually a lot cheaper.
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Buy it from Apple. Also, consider a refurbished machine. Apple's QA for refurbished equipment is is very high. You won't be disappointed. 

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Thanks for the quick replies. I did look at the refurb 24" 2.4GHz. I would like more than the 1MB RAM advertised with these. How easy is it to upgrade and what kind of performance difference would I see between the older 2.4 and the new 2.8GHz machines?

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It too me 38 seconds to install 4gb on ram into my imac and give my 1 gb to a friend who has only 1
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thanks blizare. which ram do you use. can you tell me how to do it, or tell me where there is a guide.
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buy it from apple!

also i think only the apple store purchases come with stickers

correct me if i'm wrong
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There is a small cover on the bottom with one small phillips screw holding it in. Once removed there are 2 slots for the ram and a small plastic tab that pulls the ram out of place, Then you simply push in your new sticks
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buy it from apple!

also i think only the apple store purchases come with stickers

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They get put in the box when the build it. The stickers will come no matter where you order it from.

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buy it from apple!

also i think only the apple store purchases come with stickers

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I saw both white and black stickers for sale at a local Apple retailer, Mac Resource, on Friday. I've also seen Apple stickers for sale on a few different websites.

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hmm, i didn't get stckers from BB in Canada when i got my iPod...
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