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There's nothing that jumps out as bad on this seller -- good feedback, realistic stuff (that is, no shill-type no-value reputation building sales), PayPal protection seems to be in place.

Downsides: you'll pay a boatload for shipping and clearing, perhaps $150 - $200, plus GST and Provincial tax. And they are asking CAN$1580 as the buy it now price

Apple.ca has a refurb 24" iMac C2D for CAN$1589 and free shipping with a full year warranty. no cross border hassles. The printer is a freebee that is often offered with the purchase of a Mac (I got one with the purchase of a refurb. MacBook C2D two weeks ago) so it's nothing to write home about.


Refurbished iMac 24-inch 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SuperDrive
24-inch widescreen display
1GB memory
250GB hard drive
8x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
NVIDIA GeForce 7300GT with 128MB GDDR3 memory
Built-in iSight camera
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Price: $1,589.00

Estimated Ship:
1-3 business days
Free Shipping

So I would say you'd have to be nuts to go for the eBay deal across the border. You'll pay more for less warranty and more risk.
 

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Looks pretty good. Seller has a high rating and is 100% positive. He has sold computer equipment before, so he has experience in selling high priced items. I say go for it.

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don't know where my mind is these days, I'd forgotten about paying taxes on top of shipping. I got a shipping quote at 70$ via Fedex and he's offered to pay for the insurance. But I suppose I'd still get stuck with around 250$ in taxes...
 

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I think the apple store refurb exceeds my credit limit on my credit card...does anyone know if you can order refurb products through a uni campus apple store?
 

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does anyone know if you can order refurb products through a uni campus apple store?
You can't get the Apple online refurbs through any other source other than the Apple Canada Online Store itself.
 

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I think the apple store refurb exceeds my credit limit on my credit card...does anyone know if you can order refurb products through a uni campus apple store?
If you're a student, look at apple's education pricing. I believe the base 24" is about $1250 and you get a free (after rebate) nano. You're also eligible for the $130 printer rebate too. Check with your campus store. They should have pricing and details.
 

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If you're a student, look at apple's education pricing. I believe the base 24" is about $1250...
Check your facts:

Too many of us are under the false impression Apple actually gives out substantial discounts to students. The base 24" iMac with the educational discount is $1799 plus taxes (only $100 off retail). The base 20" is $1249 plus taxes (only $50 off retail).
 

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I think the apple store refurb exceeds my credit limit on my credit card...does anyone know if you can order refurb products through a uni campus apple store?
You could try putting a credit on your card so that the total doesn't exceed your limit. You could also call your CC company and ask for an increase. So long as you've no issues with them, they'd likely do it. They like giving out credit. Many years ago I had my car broken in to and needed to increase my CC limit to pay for the bill. No problem at all.
 

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Check your facts:

Too many of us are under the false impression Apple actually gives out substantial discounts to students. The base 24" iMac with the educational discount is $1799 plus taxes (only $100 off retail). The base 20" is $1249 plus taxes (only $50 off retail).
Thanks Lars, my mistake. I was thinking 20", typing 24"
 

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You could try putting a credit on your card so that the total doesn't exceed your limit. You could also call your CC company and ask for an increase. So long as you've no issues with them, they'd likely do it. They like giving out credit. Many years ago I had my car broken in to and needed to increase my CC limit to pay for the bill. No problem at all.
true, that's definately an option worth exploring...I stopped in to future shop on the way home from work to checkout the original core 2's.

...my god 24" is huge! lol 20" looked quite small, but mabye that's because it was standing shoulder to shoulder with a screen 4" larger lol
 
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