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yes you are right that this isn't specific to Apple but Apple does charge a very high dollar premium for it's product. One would expect premium consideration of its customers and some protection for them when they purchase the product. At least I would, perhaps that's my delusion. And no, if there were a decent interval between purchase and upgrade I would not be complaining.
What is a "decent interval" then? Is it not possible that there was one and you just happened to be at the end of one?

Whether or not you paid a premium, Apple has no obligation to disclose when they are making changes to their product line. Sure, it can be frustrating when you buy a new machine but if you bought the machine at that price, you obvious felt it was worth what you bought it for or you wouldn't have bought it.

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darkestritual: Did Apple know that it was releasing within one month new hardware that moved the top of the line computer to entry level? If yes, than it was at least deceptive on their part to sell the old model at full price. As I noted above maybe not a scam certainly not the behavior of a company that values its customers and wants to encourage brand loyalty.

As I said at the start quality yes, value NO.
How is it deceptive? As a buyer you know that the industry doesn't stand still and Apple makes no guarantees that the top of the line product from today will be the top of the line product from tomorrow. Plan and simple, you got burned and didn't like it. It could happen to any individual with any company.
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Why would it's value change how it suits your needs? If you have a top line iMac, that should suit all of yourneeds and just about everything you throw at it. I'm assuming it's a 3.0 gHz processor? Or at least a 2.6 or 8, I forgot what the iMacs before the update had. But still, it's value should mean nothing to how the machine runs and operates.

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I bought my iMac 20" a little over a year ago. Subsequently bought 50 shares of AAPL stock @ about $100.00/share. If I want to, I could sell 10 shares now and get my money back for the iMac.:
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nooble-353 thanks for the offer, since I already paid handsomely once for your stock price increase I don't see why I should pay again.

cuhnool; $700 price difference in one month is too much (its' 3. something processor)

We've probably reached the point of diminishing returns on this thread. Thanks for the thoughtful comments. As I said I like my Mac but the price was too steep--and I'll probably look at other alternatives later this year when I replace my laptop.
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As I said I like my Mac but the price was too steep--and I'll probably look at other alternatives later this year when I replace my laptop.
If the price was too steep...why did you buy it???

Seems kind of silly to pay for something you consider too steep...and then complain about it!

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I bought my iMac 20" a little over a year ago. Subsequently bought 50 shares of AAPL stock @ about $100.00/share. If I want to, I could sell 10 shares now and get my money back for the iMac.:
Actually , I wasn"t trying to sell you my stock. Merely suggesting you might think about becoming a AAPL stockholder yourself.
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We've probably reached the point of diminishing returns on this thread.
I agree.

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