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Please advise on best deal for APPLE G5 Purchase


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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   juanito

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Posted August 07 2005 - 07:30 AM

I am seriously interested in buying a G5 and would like to get the best possible deal. Is APPLE Mfg. the best way to go or is there a wholesale distributor?
Thx,Jon

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Pamela

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Posted August 07 2005 - 08:46 AM

My advice is, stick with an authorized Apple dealer. I purchased mine from Amazon and got a $150 rebate. Now the rebates are $200.

You can keep an eye on prices and deals here.

#3 of 7 OFFLINE   juanito

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Posted August 07 2005 - 05:43 PM

Pamela,
Thank you so much for the info/link for the Apple G5. I have 2 other questions:
1. Is it worth it to upgrade from 512mb to 1gb of memory for $125?.
2. On the hardrive, is it worth it to upgrade from 250gb serial ata drive to 400gb for $200?
Thx again(in advance),
Juanito

#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Pamela

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Posted August 07 2005 - 06:41 PM

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Is it worth it to upgrade from 512mb to 1gb of memory for $125?.


I did my own upgrades for RAM. You are essentially paying $125 for 512 mbs of RAM. You can get a 2 512mb sticks (remember, the G5 is dual channel) for around $100. Of course, G5s are touchy when it comes to RAM brands. I bought Geil from Outpost.com. No problems. There are a lot of bargains out their right now. I'd look around first.

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On the hardrive, is it worth it to upgrade from 250gb serial ata drive to 400gb for $200?


Again, you are paying $200 for 150gbs of hard drive. I got a 200gb internal Seagate SATA for less than $100 (from Newegg). I think you could do much better by buying a second drive.

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Good luck, Jon!

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   John Choi

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Posted August 07 2005 - 06:48 PM

I suggest you use this site:

Mac Prices

I found it a pretty good place to go for prices on Macs.

#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Joseph S

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Posted August 07 2005 - 09:58 PM

Apple offers online educational and professional stores with discounts as well if you qualify. (On the right side of "store.apple.com")

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   juanito

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Posted August 16 2005 - 12:35 PM

Thank you all for your advice, it is greatly appreciated.





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