If you are an Apple loyalist and have an unsatisfied thirst for an iMac, I have good news for you. Apple is currently offering refurbished iMacs at tempting prices (e.g., $1,189.00 and $1,269.00). That’s a savings of 20 and 15 percent off. Looks to me like a terrific deal.
Apple has added refurbished models of the current-generation 21.5″ iMac to its Online Store in the past several days, offering a faster-shipping alternative to customers looking to get a desktop Mac.
New iMac models on the Apple Online Store list a lead time of several weeks to get delivered, while the refurbished models claim to ship in 1-3 days, with $200 and $230 discounts on the low- and high-end 21″ models respectively.
Apple Retail Stores list mid-March as the earliest time to pick up new 21″ iMacs ordered online, but Amazon.com claims to have both 21″ models in stock [$1,299 and $1,494] and eligible for Amazon Prime shipping.
27″ iMac models have yet to appear on the refurbished store, with the company reporting a 3-4 week lead time online and late March for in-store pickup. Amazon has the base 27″ model in stock for $1,799.
To be candid with you, I have a problem buying high-price ticket items in the United States, mainly because I can’t use the product’s guarantee. I prefer to buy my stuff where I can see it, touch it, and rest assured I will use the product’s guarantee for when the products goes sour.
Recently I purchased a Vaio laptop and it came with a factory defect. No problem, I took it to Sony Panama, and in less than four days, I got my computer back with a brand new motherboard. How can I do that with a U.S. purchased product? Even though the price may be slightly higher, I’m willing to cough my hard-earned cash on products in Panamanian computer stores.
I’m definitely interested on a low-end 21.5″ iMac, but the piggy bank is empty as this moment. I’m a patient man and can wait until the time is ripe. Meanwhile, my ole desktop HP will do the work. Patience is still a virtue in this part of the world. Take Care