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    Default Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 24-Inch (Early09)

    Friday, November 27, 2009, after seeing the very small Black Friday discounts on iMacs, about $101 as I recall, I looked at the Apple Refurbs.

    Apple iMac "Core 2 Duo" 3.06 24-Inch (Early 2009)
    Introduction Date: March 3, 2009
    Discontinued Date: October 20, 2009

    Apple Refurb Price:
    $1349 (save $850, 38% off + CA tax = $1460.29)
    Original new price $2199
    Apple charges me CA tax of 8.25% which adds to the price. Shipping of course free. But sometimes Apple leaves hardware/software not part of the Refurb price which can be very nice.

    After checking with DaBoss, I went back to the Apple Refurb site and it was gone and still gone today, Monday. Anyway Saturday I did a Google search and found a new one at PCConnection/MacConnection for $1499, exact same specs and Apple software:
    PC Connection - iMac 24" 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM 1TB HD SuperDrive NVIDIA GeForce GT 130
    I added a number of extras:
    Product Description
    iMac 24" 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM 1TB HD SuperDrive NVIDIA GeForce GT 130
Mfr: Apple Computer
Item#: 9488217
Mfg. Part #: MB420LL/A $1,499.00
    $1,668.00 w/3-Year AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac ($169)

    Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
Mfr: Apple Computer
Item#: 9150814
Mfg. Part #: MB570Z/A $29.00

    Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
Mfr: Apple Computer
Item#: 9150822
Mfg. Part #: MB572Z/A $29.00

    Fusion 3 for Mac (FREE with purchase of any Apple CPU)
Mfr: VMware, Inc.
Item#: 10627608
Mfg. Part #: FUS3-ENG-M-CP $69.95

    HP Photosmart C4680 All-in-One Printer
Mfr: HP/Compaq
Item#: 9658925
Mfg. Part #: Q8418A#ABA $99.95

    USB 2.0 Printer Cable, Type A to Type B, 6ft
Mfr: HP/Compaq
Item#: 7779424
Mfg. Part #: Q6264A $16.95

    Subtotal: $1,912.85
    Shipping & Handling: Best Way - Ground $1.75
    Tax: $.00
    Total: $1,914.60

    Several of these items have rebates but have to be applied for, I'm estimating about $300. All ships today.
    Also ordered MAC OS X 10.6 SNOW LEOPARD RETAIL-INT for $33.00 including shipping and will order the 8MB memory from MacGurus store (two 4GB SO-DIMM modules). k

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    I look forward to hearing your thoughts, positive and negative, from switching over from a tower to an iMac for a bunch of the stuff you do. I get asked that type of question a lot: "can I do what I want to do with an iMac?" Can't wait to hear another opinion on how to answer that question. Plus can point them at this post!

    Have fun. Let me know if you need anything.

    Rick
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    I look forward to hearing your thoughts, positive and negative, from switching over from a tower to an iMac for a bunch of the stuff you do.
    Me too, my iMac seems to have power but I really don't use/test or spin the tires much. Be really interesting how it feels to you Kaye.

    I miss having 2 hard drives but I do have FW.

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    They had one a couple of days earlier. I really wanted to jump on that one. . . but then you do have to pay for it too. It went away and I thought duh, I should've jumped. Then two days later another one came along, it was gone that day, maybe was there for 10 hours.

    Seemed like the sweetest deal on a great computer.

    Still drooling a little.

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    I think you are going to really like it.

    HD is the only real limitiation......only one, and not for mere mortals to replace/upgrade. If only they would make the HD accessible through a door or something......these things would be close to perfect for the price.
    "Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining." -- Jef Raskin

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    Rick, I will need stuff but have not yet decided what yet, but like Randy a FW800 case and drive. Think I have a couple of your 1TB Seagate drives, have to look. May also have one of your FW800 cases too, the one you can stand on. Curious what brand drive is installed in the iMac, 1TB what? And I will want the RAM upgrade 2 4MB sticks to 8MB after testing with 4MB. Will let you know.

    Unc, I too wish the HD was easier to get to but hopefully 3 yr. AppleCare will keep me safe. The wife's iBook, that HD takes a beating because of the need for virtual memory. Still going strong, knock wood. k

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