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Is A New 1.6ghz 17" iMac Worth $899.00?
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Agent69
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Sep 4, 2005, 08:05 PM
 
I have seen a couple of places selling brand new 17" 1.6ghz iMac G5s for $899.00. Is this a good deal?
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Sep 5, 2005, 12:20 AM
 
Any thoughts?
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Sep 11, 2005, 05:05 AM
 
I think it's a nice deal. Fast too :o
     
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Sep 12, 2005, 05:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by Agent69
I have seen a couple of places selling brand new 17" 1.6ghz iMac G5s for $899.00. Is this a good deal?
List the places here to know the truth about a retailer. If it seems too good to be true...

I have no idea as to the relative validity of the price but I know there are at LEAST two electronics dealers who advertise screamin deals in various reputable magazines then, when you buy the item they play bad games with you trying to get you to buy extras (a web cam worth $50 for $200 or a tripod for a digital camera that you can get at Walmart for $20 they jack you for $100) bringing the cost to more than what you'd have spent at a righteous dealer in the first place and buying quality peripherals.
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Sep 12, 2005, 06:06 PM
 
Compared to an emac or a mac mini it is a spectacular deal.
     
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Sep 12, 2005, 06:59 PM
 
That's how much I paid for my parents v1 iMac G5 when the v2 was introduced. I was planning to get them a Mac mini but this seemed like a much better value. I purchased it from the Apple Store online.
     
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Sep 13, 2005, 07:31 AM
 
Seems like a good price to me. Apple sells refurbs for the same price.

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