Apple Online Store Now Offering Refurbished Current-Generation 27-Inch iMac Models

Apple today began offering refurbished models of the current-generation 27-inch iMac for the first time, roughly four months after the models initially launched.

The two stock configurations of the 27-inch iMac are currently available at 15% discounts compared to brand-new units, with the low-end refurbished model priced at $1529 vs. $1799 new and the high-end refurbished model priced at $1699 vs. $1999 new. Several higher-priced custom configurations are also currently available as refurbished units, with all refurbished models listed as shipping in 1-3 business days.

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The addition of refurbished 27-inch models comes nearly two months after Apple began offering refurbished 21.5-inch models, with supplies having remained tight for a number of months due to issues related to the thinner design of the new iMac. Apple is using a new lamination process for the display to achieve a thinner and more vivid screen, and that process reportedly was resulting in low yields, particularly for the larger 27-inch models.

Availability of the new iMacs improved markedly in early March, with shipping estimates for new orders of all stock configurations improving to "within 24 hours" at that time.

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bazinga!! Avatar
119 months ago
Who in their right mind would pay that kind of money for a Imac that is so overpriced and under powered? I understand Apple products are elegant and have good design but lets be real for a second here. Just my humble opinion. I guess the 27inch monitor would make it worth it for some people. Honestly. I like Apple products but never buy them new because of the over pricing.

Some of us work, that's a useful way to increase your purchasing power. Well I work too you say. In that case, maybe work a little harder or earn a degree or STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT APPLE'S PRICING POLICY WE ALL KNOW IT'S MORE EXPENSIVE THAN NORMAL GODDAMN WINDOWS MACHINES.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
writingdevil Avatar
119 months ago
....I like Apple products but never buy them new because of the over pricing.

In reading posts from this person, I'm not sure why he/she takes so much time on an Apple site when almost every post has a negative comment about
Apple products. On the other hand, my Pops brother does the same thing about car sites. Just loves to sit at his computer and spout off about things he doesn't like. Pops says it keeps his "mind' busy. Never was able to find a wife...hmmm, so he's got lots of time to pick away.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xkmxkmxlmx Avatar
119 months ago
Who in their right mind would pay that kind of money for a Imac that is so overpriced and under powered? I understand Apple products are elegant and have good design but lets be real for a second here. Just my humble opinion. I guess the 27inch monitor would make it worth it for some people. Honestly. I like Apple products but never buy them new because of the over pricing.

I am sure you're just a troll, but tell me again how these 27" iMacs are underpowered for the price?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xkmxkmxlmx Avatar
119 months ago
Nvidia 660M w/512mb for starters

How much do you think that card sells for?

Please build me a PC with the exact specs in that 27" all in one with a screen that is similar in quality for significantly cheaper.

Please include comprable:
CPU
CPU Cooler
GPU
RAM
HDD
Motherboard (must have USB 3, Thunderbolt or similar high capacity transfer ports, ethernet, SD, and firewire if you want to get technical)
Case (you can't get a similar one and you know an all in one chasis is gonna add $$$)
Power supply
Operating system
Monitor
Keyboard
Mouse
Speakers
I wouldn't normally say you need an audio card, but the sound on the new iMac is pretty great. It also outputs digital through mini toslink.

Throw in OS X, exceptional customer service and a nice aesthetic and I think you will find iMacs are probably one of fairest priced all in one computers out there.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bobenhaus Avatar
119 months ago
I am sure you're just a troll, but tell me again how these 27" iMacs are underpowered for the price?

Nvidia 660M w/512mb for starters
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bobenhaus Avatar
119 months ago
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Apple today began offering refurbished models (http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/imac/27) of the current-generation 27-inch iMac for the first time, roughly four months after the models initially launched.

The two stock configurations of the 27-inch iMac are currently available at 15% discounts compared to brand-new units, with the low-end refurbished model priced at $1529 vs. $1799 new and the high-end refurbished model priced at $1699 vs. $1999 new. Several higher-priced custom configurations are also currently available as refurbished units, with all refurbished models listed as shipping in 1-3 business days.

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The addition of refurbished 27-inch models comes nearly two months after Apple began offering refurbished 21.5-inch models (https://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/15/apple-online-store-offering-refurbished-current-generation-21-imac-shipping-in-1-3-days/), with supplies having remained tight (https://www.macrumors.com/2013/01/23/apple-blames-low-mac-sales-on-imac-supply-constraints/) for a number of months due to issues related to the thinner design of the new iMac. Apple is using a new lamination process (https://www.macrumors.com/2013/01/10/yields-of-27-inch-imac-displays-expected-to-improve-next-month/) for the display to achieve a thinner and more vivid screen, and that process reportedly was resulting in low yields, particularly for the larger 27-inch models.

Availability of the new iMacs improved markedly in early March (https://www.macrumors.com/2013/03/05/imac-shipping-estimates-improve-to-within-24-hours-in-apples-north-american-online-stores/), with shipping estimates for new orders of all stock configurations improving to "within 24 hours" at that time.

Article Link: Apple Online Store Now Offering Refurbished Current-Generation 27-Inch iMac Models (https://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/08/apple-online-store-now-offering-refurbished-current-generation-27-inch-imac-models/)

Who in their right mind would pay that kind of money for a Imac that is so overpriced and under powered? I understand Apple products are elegant and have good design but lets be real for a second here. Just my humble opinion. I guess the 27inch monitor would make it worth it for some people. Honestly. I like Apple products but never buy them new because of the over pricing.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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