Refurbished iMacs

Posted:
in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Hi,



I am a current windows user and am considering switching over to the mac at home.



Due to budgetary constraints, I am looking at the re furbished G4 iMacs.



Has anyone bought these before ? Would appreciate if someone could share their experience before I make the plunge.



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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 14
    prestonpreston Posts: 219member
    Ummmmmmm can I ask where you would buy a refurbished G4 iMac? I can't imagine there would be to many out there....



    Pres
  • Reply 2 of 14
    jamiljamil Posts: 210member
    There are some re furbished 800 Mhz G4 superdrive iMacs available at the apple store for 1699.00
  • Reply 3 of 14
    There is not much to compare G4 on a 100MHz bus Blah...
  • Reply 4 of 14
    progmacprogmac Posts: 1,850member
    refurbished doesn't mean bad at all. chances are you will never know the difference between a refurb and new. anyhow, congratulations on switching from a PC! I just did the same thing. <a href="http://smalldog.com"; target="_blank">http://smalldog.com</a>; has good refurbished products at good prices.
  • Reply 5 of 14
    ibrowseibrowse Posts: 1,749member
    Yeah, the slow Bus kinda kills it, but it's a very nice computer for the price.
  • Reply 6 of 14
    progmacprogmac Posts: 1,850member
    kills it? i think that is a bit of an overstatement!
  • Reply 7 of 14
    jamiljamil Posts: 210member
    Thank you for help with this. I'll be closing the thread now.



  • Reply 8 of 14
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    I have a G4 iMac (SuperDrive model). It's the snazziest computer I've ever owned, and I love it!



    It's PLENTY fast. I'm sorry, but I'm not sitting here going "damn this 100MHz bus!".







    It's an 800MHz G4, for crying out loud. It comes with everything you need and it's wrapped in a gorgeous design and, if nothing else, acts as a wonderful conversation piece and an opportunity to turn visiting friends and family on to the Mac.



    Get one.
  • Reply 9 of 14
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Sometimes machines are refurbed for very slight problems. Bad RAM, PS, or optical, or an out of spec LCD. All things that would just be replaced and repackaged.



    If it comes with the standard one year warrantee and the option for 3 year Apple care, then it's as good as new.



    Though I still don't see how there'd be that many, doesn't Apple repair bad machines (under warantee) rather than replace them ???



    Confused...
  • Reply 10 of 14
    baumanbauman Posts: 1,248member
    They aren't necessarily post consumer. They just may be things that got pulled off the production line with problems - maybe the abundance shows just how many problems there were having during production. (Where's Macintosh when you need him to spout off some conspiracy theory?)



    Anyway, I often buy refurb electronics, and I have never had any problems. Many of the refurb stuff I get is Sony since there's a Sony factory outlet five miles away from my house, and the only problems I have had with Sony has been with the new stuff!



    I know people who actually prefer to get refurb stuff 'cause it "has had more rigorous testing." Hey, whatever floats your boat. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />



    I just get it if it's a good deal.
  • Reply 11 of 14
    mimacmimac Posts: 871member
    Generally "refurbished" electronics can mean very little in the way of testing has been done on the returned or rejected product, escpeially when it comes to the likes of cell phones (I once sold refurb phones and found that most of them were old phones with just new facias and new battery, problems still arose with them) but given Apples reputation for high build quality I would'nt expect any major problems with refurb stock.
  • Reply 12 of 14
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by bauman:

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    Anyway, I often buy refurb electronics, and I have never had any problems. Many of the refurb stuff I get is Sony since there's a Sony factory outlet five miles away from my house, and the only problems I have had with Sony has been with the new stuff!

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    I often get refurbished Sony stuff too. I've never had a problem either.
  • Reply 13 of 14
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    PowerMax.com has refurbished G4 iMacs available for $1250, $1400, and $1650 for the three models. That seems like a pretty good deal.



    I bought my iPod from them. They're a good store, but their standard delivery company (Airborne Express) is pretty bad.
  • Reply 14 of 14
    jamiljamil Posts: 210member
    Thank you all and specially luca for suggesting powermax. Just made the switch.



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