Deals: 2015 iMac and 2017 MacBook Air Sales at eBay, HomeKit Switches at Home Depot, and More

Top-rated eBay shop ElectronicsValley today has the 27-inch 5K iMac from October 2015 for $1,299.99, down from $2,299.99. This model has a 3.3 GHz Intel Core i5 6th Generation processor, 8GB of RAM, 2TB of hard drive storage, and was the first of Apple's iMacs to come with the updated Magic Mouse 2 back in 2015. ElectronicsValley describes the iMac as "New," and its customers have left a largely positive feedback percentage of 99.1 percent on its store.

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ElectronicsValley often has multiple New-condition Apple products on sale, currently including sales on last year's MacBook Air refresh:
Also today, The Home Depot is offering select Leviton dimmers and switches for up to 30 percent off, including a few HomeKit-compatible switches. The company has a 2-pack of the Leviton 15 Amp Decora Smart Switch for $62.96, down from $89.94. The switch can connect to Apple's Home iOS app and allow users to control lights on their iPhones and iPads or with Siri. There are a few other switches available, all with limited stock and with sale prices that will expire by the end of the day.


A few other deals worth mentioning today include savings on Speck's Presidio Power case for the iPhone 7, priced at $30.00 for a limited time, down from $99.95. Amazon and Best Buy also continue to offer notable savings on BeatsX, with both retailers pricing the headphones at $89.99, down from $149.99, in select colors.

For those who are interested but haven't yet taken advantage of ongoing deals from DirecTV Now and Sonos, be sure to head to our full Deals Roundup for more information on each sale. The limited time offers for a free 32GB Apple TV 4K with DirecTV Now and bundle of two Sonos One speakers have been around since November 2017 and January 2018, respectively, and are expected to expire sometime in the spring.

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16 weeks ago

Sadly, they still offer a 21" iMac with a 1TB 5400 RPM HDD. I guess that's okay for some people, but seems to me that goes against a good customer experience.

Oh no - seems you're right!

https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/imac?product=MMQA2LL/A&step=config#

That is absolutely bloody shooting yourself in the foot then cutting it off and eating it afterwards. No way should that be offered on a general consumer-facing site. Maybe on the specialist Apple store-fronts.

i5-7xx, 8GB ram, Iris 640 graphics, Magic this n that, and a dog-***** HDD to boot from. Trashing the computer just to offer $100 off. The kind of general users who buy that won't have any idea why Fusion or SSD are so much better. I'd rather Apple offered an older CPU for their lower end if they could include a SSD / Fusion as default on the low end.

EDIT: It gets worse. According to this, Apple now only includes 32GB of Flash SSD with their 1TB Fusion on their latest models. How ***** can you get? That only costs about $15 on the high street, and would cost Apple about $5 to add to their low end models. Even the box the iMac comes in probably costs Apple more.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fusion_Drive
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16 weeks ago

I was going to say anyone spending $1300 on a HDD powered iMac is a galloping idiot. Fortunately I checked the specs and saved myself from a shot in the foot. It’s a 2TB Fusion drive which isn’t too bad.

Apple seems to have belatedly stopped selling HDD-only models some time ago.


Sadly, they still offer a 21" iMac with a 1TB 5400 RPM HDD. I guess that's okay for some people, but seems to me that goes against a good customer experience.
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16 weeks ago
There is no way I would buy a supposedly new MBP or iMac off Ebay, unless I knew the seller and had dealings with him or her. Something goes wrong, and its a lot of hassle, versus buying directly from Apple.
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16 weeks ago

That one hell of a deal for the 2015 5k iMac with the biggest advantage being pre USB-C/Thunderbolt 3.

Why would that be an advantage? The current models still have USB 3.0 in addition to the versatility of TB3?
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16 weeks ago

Sadly, they still offer a 21" iMac with a 1TB 5400 RPM HDD. I guess that's okay for some people, but seems to me that goes against a good customer experience.

It's not good for anyone because macOS no longer runs properly on HDD. My mom does only basic work on it and constantly complains about things like Safari hanging, and it's a total pain when I use it too. Only reason she has it is Apple gave it as a replacement for an older iMac.
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16 weeks ago

Why would that be an advantage? The current models still have USB 3.0 in addition to the versatility of TB3?

There was a time when an iMac would have been far more flexible.

Thunderbolt 2, USB, Firewire 800 as on the 2011 iMac

Go back further to 2008 and the iMac had Firewire 400, Firewire 800, USB and Mini Display Port.

Modern day Macs in general are less flexible without purchasing the obligatory Docking Station.
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16 weeks ago

That one hell of a deal for the 2015 5k iMac with the biggest advantage being pre USB-C/Thunderbolt 3.


The only real advantage of that iMac over the current one is for people who need a FireWire 800 port.

We have the 2017 iMac... it has all the other ports which the 2015 model had. A couple of the USB-A ports have been replaced with USB-C, but they've got both types of USB connector there - something they should have done with the MacBook Pros!
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16 weeks ago
I was going to say anyone spending $1300 on a HDD powered iMac is a galloping idiot. Fortunately I checked the specs and saved myself from a shot in the foot. It’s a 2TB Fusion drive which isn’t too bad.

Apple seems to have belatedly stopped selling HDD-only models some time ago.
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