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shumyum

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We are probably going to buy a 20" iMac in the very near future. It looks like we can save about $300 ($1600 vs. $1900) if we buy a certified reconditioned computer from Apple.

It seems all warranties and protection plan options are the same for new versus refurbished. What would be the main reasons *not* to go with the reconditioned computer?

Thanks!
 
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shumyum said:
What would be the main reasons *not* to go with the reconditioned computer?
The only problem I would have with buying a refurb is that you can't get any build to order options. I have heard of people getting extra stuff when they buy refurbs, for example, it would be advertised as 256mb ram but they end up getting 512mb, that would be nice.
 
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you could go with a new 17in 1.8ghz,i like the feeling of nowing that is is my computer and noone had used it before mebut thats just me
 
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there could be minor cosmetic damage to it
 
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inflexion said:
there could be minor cosmetic damage to it
If this were all, I wouldn't have the least problem (as long it isn't a "W" sticker). Interesting that we might get something "extra" (we definitely want to add RAM). Thanks for the comments, we will probably go with the refurb.
 
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the refurb's are suposed to be factory spec, cleaned, reconditioned and bla bla bla...

and when i got my PB it was in amazing condition....one small little scratch on the bottom and that was it...i would go with it if you dont have the money....

-chris
 
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