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    gillms1's Avatar
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    Feb 21, 2005
    Reading, UK
    Buying a used intel iMac

    I've seen a 20" 2.16ghz core 2 duo, 2GB Ram iMac for 700 (around $1400) - it still has 8 months warranty on it but doesn't come boxed or with the original installation cd's.

    1) Sound like a good deal?

    2) Is it risky buying without the installation cd's? Or could I just purchase an extra copy of tiger and use to re-install if I ever needed to (obviously the OS would install, but do the original cd's contain specific drivers?).

    Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.



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    Jun 06, 2006
    The Intel Mac install disks contain the Intel version of Tiger. The normal off-the-shelf version won't work at all. You need the disks for the machine you have. I think Apple will sell you a set, though.

    Sounds like a good deal, though.

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    gillms1's Avatar
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    Feb 21, 2005
    Reading, UK
    thanks for the reply - I'll e-mail apple and ask them if they offer the installation cd's.

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    Sep 30, 2004
    I would check Apple refurbished. Their prices are really close to that, may even be cheaper. Also it will come with a 1 year warranty.

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