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    Question Buying a new IMac: timing
    Hello,

    I am planning on buying a new IMac soon and I'm wondering what you all might recommend as far as timing this purchase. I had thought that I would buy during the after xmas sales but then I would basically have last season's edition, so to speak and if I get it after new years I might pay more but I would at least have the more recent version of ILife, etc... And what about developments coming in the new year, i.e. Leopard...?

    Opinions and advice are welcome, please and thank you.

    Rusty

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    There will always be something "new" to wait for so I say just get it when you want to have it. Otherwise, you'll be waiting forever

    If it makes you feel better, I just bought a new iMac 2 weeks ago...
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    The new core 2 duos just came out recently so there isnt going to be any major updates except lepord and who knows when that is coming out

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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    There will always be something "new" to wait for so I say just get it when you want to have it. Otherwise, you'll be waiting forever

    If it makes you feel better, I just bought a new iMac 2 weeks ago...
    good point. thanks for the responses.

    Rusty

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    I just got my 20" imac C2D and couldnt be happier.

    Go for it.

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    I got a 20" iMac last week. They had a Black Friday sale of $101 off.

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    I'm planning a new iMac, too. But given that it's only a few weeks away, I'll wait to see what's announced at MacWorld before taking the plunge.
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    I just ordered a 17" iMac from Amazon tonight. I know it's a low-end model but $825 after rebate was just too good to pass up.

    There is always something just around the corner and you have to pull the trigger at some point.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty View Post
    Hello,

    I am planning on buying a new IMac soon and I'm wondering what you all might recommend as far as timing this purchase. I had thought that I would buy during the after xmas sales but then I would basically have last season's edition, so to speak and if I get it after new years I might pay more but I would at least have the more recent version of ILife, etc... And what about developments coming in the new year, i.e. Leopard...?

    Opinions and advice are welcome, please and thank you.

    Rusty
    there is no good timing.. every mac I have bought less than 3 months later something bigger and better came out.. same with my ipods.. just buy one

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    Add another vote to the "Just Get It" club. :black:

    Waiting for the next Expo or DevConf or something else is futile as there is always something else coming.

    Just get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    There will always be something "new" to wait for so I say just get it when you want to have it. Otherwise, you'll be waiting forever

    If it makes you feel better, I just bought a new iMac 2 weeks ago...
    I agree, if you want something to be new, it will only be new for at the most a few months. And I just got my iMac yesterday so I think you should get one to! (THERE AWESOME!)
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    alright, ya'll, I'll just get it as soon as I can get the best deal.

    I'm pretty new to buying computers so I was wondering if there's some kind of strategy that I was unaware of. Apperently not!

    Thanks everyone.

    Rusty

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    No problem, good luck on that buy! It will be a great computer!
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    I believe that the best time to buy is when you actually need a computer. If there isn't really a need for one then I wouldn't bother buying until absolutely necessary. Then at least you know that you waited it out as long as you could and possibly get the latest and greatest. I however, am extremely happy with my 20" imace C2D

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    I'm even happier with my iMac 20" G5 :-) I bought it in November 2005, and Jan 20006 saw the Core Duo iMac - I wasn't unhappy though, coz lots of software was nowhere near Universal, and I needed that computer to tide me through christams vacation. It still runs superb (touch wood) and I wouldn'ttrade it for a Intel Mac just yet...
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