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He's dead Jim
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May 24, 2010, 12:34 AM
 
I'm considering buying a used Mac. Has anyone bought from powermax(dot)com. Opinions/rumors/thoughts...etc

I don't need the latest or greatest computer. So that's why I'm interested in buying used.

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May 24, 2010, 01:50 AM
 
PowerMax seems to be a legit Mac trades house, but I've heard almost nothing about it.

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May 24, 2010, 03:37 AM
 
Also be sure to look at the refurb specials page at the online Apple Store.

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May 24, 2010, 07:45 AM
 
Thanks for the reply's.
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May 24, 2010, 10:31 AM
 
I've bought two machines off of PowerMax within the last 5 years. Both PowerMac G3 towers.

Prices are a bit steep, but they supposedly check out these machines first...which wasn't the case with my last PowerMax purchase, which came with a dead PRAM battery and a flaky (to this day) SCSI-based HDD.

In hindsight, spending a couple hundred extra and going for a refurbed Intel Mac Mini or iMac would have been the way to go. You might not need a powerful machine right now, but look into the future, do you feel like buying an old machine every couple of years,or buy one machine near-new that will last longer?

I recommend a refurbished iMac, I did the same for myself and haven't regretted my decision for a minute. Did a quick scan of the refurb page at Apple and this caught my eye (Refurbished iMac 21.5-inch 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - Apple Store (U.S.)), pretty good deal.
     
   
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