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Ok, I want to get a new iMac but I want to go the refurb way. I have had some refurb items from Apple before, but not the iMac ones. Can someone who tell me how the refurb iMacs are. Also I am planning to upgrade my ram from 1gb to 4gb because simply the Apple ones are way too expensive.

I found 2 quality sites, I know the rams are compatible with the iMac, but they is a $20 difference in price and I want to see if the cheaper one is good as the other one. Also, If someone who bought an iMac ram that got a good price, can you direct me to the site ?


(click on the drop down box for the 4gb option)
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Another place to look at...
MyOWC at

Haven't heard of myself... Check shipping costs and what the warranty is. Make sure to go where there is a lifetime warranty. Most members here recommend OWC, Crucial or Newegg. I've ordered from OWC and Newegg and never had a problem.

Same could be said for refurbished Macs. Do some research for the site you're looking at. Check policies and warranties.
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And remember, you get what you pay for. Usually the cheapest, isn't the best.

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I bought a refurb 24" iMac at a good discount off new, feeling that the unit had already been returned and repaired and hand tested before being resold. I've not had a single problem whatsoever at all, I am totally pleased.

I bought my 4gb of ram from, no problems with it either. I keep my stock stick in a sealed container in case I ever need it for diagnostic purposes.
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