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Well, I'm in the market for a new iMac.
I did some cursory searching for a great deal on one of the newest iMacs.
I'd like to get this setup:
* 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
* 2GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
* NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS w/512MB GDDR3
* 500GB Serial ATA Drive
* Apple Mighty Mouse
* Apple Keyboard (English) + User's Guide
* Accessory kit
* SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
* 24-inch glossy widescreen LCD
* AirPort Extreme
* Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
I'd also add iWorks '08
At Apple.com without my employee discount the total is = $2,414.68 (includes $136.68 for tax) Free Shipping with the discount it's = $2269.46 (includes $128.46 for tax) Free Shipping.
At Macmall.com, the same computer with iWorks '08 AND Extensis Suitcase Fusion for Mac = $2396.96 - $224.08 (in a total of 3 mail-in rebates) = $2172.88. The website didn't say it includes tax, but if it does it would be $141.77 more = $2314.65 (if you're curious, Extensis Suitcase Fusion is $99.99 - $90 MIR.) The tax for PA is 6% and usually applies to the total before MIRs and S&H are added.
Obviously, Macmall is the better deal (unless, of course taxes are included.)
Does anyone know of any other discounts or sites that are offering bargains right now on the new iMac? I don't mind paying more if there are MIRs or worthwhile add-ons. A new printer is not a worthwhile add-on however.
I've been out of the MAC game for about 6 years now, it's time I get back in it.