REFURB IMAC 21.5" screen ,i3 processor, £849 +3% quidco @ Apple
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REFURB IMAC 21.5" screen ,i3 processor, £849 +3% quidco @ Apple

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Found 12th Nov 2010
Refurbished iMac 21.5-inch 3.06GHz Intel Core i3 processor21.5-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
4GB memory
500GB hard drive
8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics with 256MB memory
Built-in iSight camera

Good deal for an IMAC

Hope some of you got it!!

72 Comments

That's about £150 saving over a 'new' one. Apple refurbs are excellent - everything I've had from their refurb store has been as new apart from the packaging (though the last Mac I bought was in it's standard retail box) and you get the same 12 month warranty.

I just bought a 27" iMac earlier in the week from the refurb store and it's immaculate... saving £365ish off a 'new' one. Ordered 10am Tuesday arrived 9am Wednesday.

3% Quidco too.

Yes they are comparatively expensive but they do tend to work very well and hold their value.

Out of stock.Good deal

Back in stock now. Excellent price.

Awesome price, HOTX)

good price yet the temp keeps dropping ... oh the apple haters oO

The refurb store does actually make mac prices almost reasonable!!!..... will be picking a macbook pro from here next year hopefully.

Call it what you want,But It's still second hand, And as such you would expect it to be cheaper than a new one, And a 150 quid saving of a 999 quid new price is not what I call a deal, I call that the going rate.

So voted cold.

babylon

Call it what you want,But It's still second hand, And as such you would … Call it what you want,But It's still second hand, And as such you would expect it to be cheaper than a new one, And a 150 quid saving of a 999 quid new price is not what I call a deal, I call that the going rate. So voted cold.



Idiot.

I'm not anti mac, having owned an ipod classic 80gb, iphone 2g & an ipod nano. but I just find it insane that people pay these prices for their PCs, you could get twice the pc with a better monitor for 2/3 of the price. The only thing you lose out on would be the aesthetics, or am I missing something?
Edited by: "reidy-" 18th Nov 2010

Dear Mr Echo

Apple refurbs are excellent - everything I've had from their refurb … Apple refurbs are excellent - everything I've had from their refurb store has been as new apart from the packaging (though the last Mac I bought was in it's standard retail box) and you get the same 12 month warranty.I just bought a 27" iMac earlier in the week from the refurb store and it's immaculate... saving £365ish off a 'new' one. Ordered 10am Tuesday arrived 9am Wednesday.



A friend of mine had a completely different experience with a refurb 27" imac. He couldn't get it to start properly. Spent ages trying to sort it out with Apple, to no avail, and ended up sending it back- no easy thing, considering its size.

Has vowed never to buy refurb again- and he's usually a big apple fan.

Idiot.

'Child'
But apart from you being a ****, Why.

What's going on here then? It's marked up as expired, 80 degrees and is 6 days old???

reidy-

The only thing you lose out on would be the aesthetics, or am I missing … The only thing you lose out on would be the aesthetics, or am I missing something?

You are missing something. Whilst you label yourself as 'not anti-mac', which may well be true, it is equally true that you have never owned a mac. And thus you will never have used OSX. Which is the thing that you are missing.

Crazy Jamie

You are missing something. Whilst you label yourself as 'not anti-mac', … You are missing something. Whilst you label yourself as 'not anti-mac', which may well be true, it is equally true that you have never owned a mac. And thus you will never have used OSX. Which is the thing that you are missing.



Agreed

BTW - Hot

I wish people wouldn't compare Mac's to PC's with similiar specs. The OS puts very different demands on the hardware, and as such you'll be comparing apples and oranges. This is a good price.

reidy-

The only thing you lose out on would be the aesthetics, or am I missing … The only thing you lose out on would be the aesthetics, or am I missing something?

reidy-

I'm not anti mac, having owned or an ipod classic 80gb, iphone 2g & an … I'm not anti mac, having owned or an ipod classic 80gb, iphone 2g & an ipod nano. but I just find it insane that people pay these prices for their PCs, you could get twice the pc with a better monitor for 2/3 of the which is suprisingly price brand new too. The only thing you lose out on would be the aesthetics, or am I missing something?



I've never owned a Mac, but that doesn't mean I haven't used OSX. Your logic is flawed.




the only hing you're missing is Legally running OSX. you can run it on a pc, but it will be a hacked version. not that that'd stop anyone with the knowledge.
Edited by: "VashTheStampede" 18th Nov 2010

A great price! I switched to Mac last November - A big step for someone who is a Microsoft technologies developer by day! I purchased a refurb 27" iMac the other day, and it was new! Saved over £300 on the new price

Now I just need to sell my Mac Mini...

reidy-

I'm not anti mac, having owned or an ipod classic 80gb, iphone 2g & an … I'm not anti mac, having owned or an ipod classic 80gb, iphone 2g & an ipod nano. but I just find it insane that people pay these prices for their PCs, you could get twice the pc with a better monitor for 2/3 of the which is suprisingly price brand new too. The only thing you lose out on would be the aesthetics, or am I missing something?



I partly agree but then you would have to install linux to get the best out of it. have you ever tried installing your favourite programs on linux?

cliche_guevara

I wish people wouldn't compare Mac's to PC's with similiar specs. The OS … I wish people wouldn't compare Mac's to PC's with similiar specs. The OS puts very different demands on the hardware, and as such you'll be comparing apples and oranges. This is a good price.



I wish people wouldn't make up a statement and pass it off as fact..

Apple sucks!!! They're the worst.


sent from my iPad

Alternatively buy it new from the apple education store for £878...

store.apple.com/uk_…31/

Are the models on the refurb store not the newest models though?

Never been sure about that

fresno bob

Are the models on the refurb store not the newest models though?Never … Are the models on the refurb store not the newest models though?Never been sure about that

Some are, and some aren't - there's usually a mix of generations up there (with prices to reflect the generation). Mine was the latest spec 27" iMac. I found the easiest way to be sure is to compare the video cards.

FYI: This is the previous generation iMac. The new iMacs have the 5 series video cards.



Edited by: "Leigh" 18th Nov 2010

It's not just about the slick OS, aesthetics and annoying PC users with their ugly hardware which they will always try to defend..

I big part of owning something Apple, is the customer service..

The user above that said their friend (who was pro Mac) had to post an iMac back to Apple for a refund - he must have bought it from a 3rd party because Apple always collect returns under the 14 day refund/exchange policy.

If you were to buy a refurbished PC, it stands a high chance that the warranty would be shorter than the standard 12months and the hardware would be out of date before the warranty expired anyhoo.

Apple still offer a 3 year warranty on refurbished products. They don't just give them a wipe over and put them in a brown box. They thoroughly test them.

Zyyb

Apple sucks!!! They're the worst.sent from my iPad



Just can't stop laughing, what a comment

Apple customer service? I bought a brand new Macbook Pro around a month ago. Had it 2 weeks. The glass in front of the LCD shattered in my car as I was driving home. Apple won't do anything to replace it as it's accidental damage. I've had laptops before that have gone through a lot worse yet the most expensive Apple Macbook can't survive a car journey? Flimsy product, useless customer service.

Banned

Go through Apple Higher ed page to get brand new one for just a little more than this with 3yr warranty.

babylon

Call it what you want,But It's still second hand, And as such you would … Call it what you want,But It's still second hand, And as such you would expect it to be cheaper than a new one, And a 150 quid saving of a 999 quid new price is not what I call a deal, I call that the going rate. So voted cold.



Sigh.

omniscian

Apple customer service? I bought a brand new Macbook Pro around a month … Apple customer service? I bought a brand new Macbook Pro around a month ago. Had it 2 weeks. The glass in front of the LCD shattered in my car as I was driving home. Apple won't do anything to replace it as it's accidental damage. I've had laptops before that have gone through a lot worse yet the most expensive Apple Macbook can't survive a car journey? Flimsy product, useless customer service.



My friend was going to Japan for a year so he paid for the world wide cover on his new Mac Book. It broke while he was there and even though he had the world wide cover they had some lame excuses why they couldnt fix or replace his Mac book in Japan. Such a waste of money seeing as they wanted him to ship it back to the uk.

I'm a big big apple fan. I made the swtich about 4 years ago and have never gone back since.

In all fairness window's based systems have definitely improved - but usability and user-friendliness is just apple's domain! For some people aesthetics is a big thing - and why not - products should look good too, while also saving on physical space - something which Apple products in general do a fantastic job of.

Whilst not all software is compatible with Apple OSX - I find that for video editing, photos, media and user experience in general - every apple product is simply phenomenal. And software giants (including gaming) are realising the uprise of Apple - and so are now catering for it.

Yes - I do agree, however, hardware wise - Apple does lag behind its contemporaries. But hardware isn't everything either. The OSX uses the hardware with such efficiency it really is a brilliant experience in the end.

I own a Macbook Pro - and in 4 years i've edited some very demanding videos. Still running strong! (Though the battery's on its last breath lol).

I've also had a very good experience with apple customer services - but I guess this is hit and miss.

Voting this deal HOT. Macs are brill, refurb or not! The extra money is well well worth it. If you haven't switched from a PC yet - do it now

However - student store - couple of hundred quid cheaper easily.

Those with the NHS........apply with NSHdiscounts.com - apple products upto 17% off there!!!

All the best!
Edited by: "Raz" 18th Nov 2010

NOOOOOOOOO!!!! I bought my brand new imac only a week ago! Damn you HDUK...damn you!

Overpriced junk....cold!

reidy-

I'm not anti mac, having owned an ipod classic 80gb, iphone 2g & an ipod … I'm not anti mac, having owned an ipod classic 80gb, iphone 2g & an ipod nano. but I just find it insane that people pay these prices for their PCs, you could get twice the pc with a better monitor for 2/3 of the price. The only thing you lose out on would be the aesthetics, or am I missing something?



If you compare pc with Mac exact spec for spec there is no difference in price.

widge

If you compare pc with Mac exact spec for spec there is no difference in … If you compare pc with Mac exact spec for spec there is no difference in price.



You are talking utter nonsense. As an IT Manager I am well aware of the costs and limitations of the Apple in a corporate environment. A Macbook Pro is around double the price of a comparable PC and limited in it's functionality (unless you install Windows on it which defeats the object)

If you compare pc with Mac exact spec for spec there is no difference in … If you compare pc with Mac exact spec for spec there is no difference in price.



pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml

That's better specs and cheaper. You'd have to spend over £300 on a monitor to get that PC dearer than the Mac.

And that's from an overpriced company. Imagine what you could get if you shopped around.

cliche_guevara

I wish people wouldn't compare Mac's to PC's with similiar specs. The OS … I wish people wouldn't compare Mac's to PC's with similiar specs. The OS puts very different demands on the hardware, and as such you'll be comparing apples and oranges. This is a good price.



How the feck is this comparing apples to oranges? They're both personal computers which perform identical tasks. They might have different software installed, but to all intents and purposes, they do the same thing.

You use them for web browsing, photo editing, email, gaming, music management...the list goes on.

Some people rather like Apple Macs, others despise everything Apple stands for, but an iMac and a PC are very similar devices.

londislagerhound

How the feck is this comparing apples to oranges? They're both personal … How the feck is this comparing apples to oranges? They're both personal computers which perform identical tasks. They might have different software installed, but to all intents and purposes, they do the same thing.You use them for web browsing, photo editing, email, gaming, music management...the list goes on.Some people rather like Apple Macs, others despise everything Apple stands for, but an iMac and a PC are very similar devices.



I think what he means is that they require different hardware demands compared to one another. Apples generally work smoother with better startup / processing / loading times compared to similar windows based systems.

rbrookes

Overpriced junk....cold!


rbrookes

You are talking utter nonsense. As an IT Manager I am well aware of the … You are talking utter nonsense. As an IT Manager I am well aware of the costs and limitations of the Apple in a corporate environment.



It really depends on how you slice & dice it doesn't it?

As an IT manager, you should know that the price is only part of the total cost of ownership. Support, reliability, application compatibility, security and ease of use make up far more of the overall price.

For a design shop who just needs Internet, email, photoshop etc. I think you could make a good case to deploy mac's.

For a stuffy corporate environment who needs legacy apps then no....horses for courses. But to just say its overpriced junk is just admitting you are a fool.

Raz

I think what he means is that they require different hardware demands … I think what he means is that they require different hardware demands compared to one another. Apples generally work smoother with better startup / processing / loading times compared to similar windows based systems.



I work with Windows based PCs (I'm a .Net developer), and I use a Mac at home (since November 2009), and I'd agree with that statement... 100%. You definitely pay a premium for the experience though.

I just love the fact I can sleep my imac properly without dreading everytime I come back to the PC that it wont start again and I lose my work! For me that was the lynchpin.

Oh and ilife11 rocks.

Mac OSX is a bit meh for me.
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