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# 108030 23-Aug-2012 16:59
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This may sound odd, but I need to know the cost of an iMac 24" as it was 4 years ago in Australia.

The house got flooded recently and its for an insurance claim. Somewhere in the soggy mess is the reciept.. but off the top of my head I cant remember. Back in July 08 my son got trigger happy with my cheque book and went on a shopping spree buying me everything a boy could possibly need in life including a full Jamo system, a 15" macbook pro and the above mentioned desktop. Love the puters.. have only used the sound system a few times. :)

I have a full replacement policy but since Im off to the US shortly I was thinking maybe to take the money and just get a new one over there. There would of course be depreciation involved so I need to look at $. Honestly I dont know where to start.. any help would be appreciated.

(Mods please move this if necc.)

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  # 676038 23-Aug-2012 17:05
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If it's a full replacement policy then why would depreciation be a factor?

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  # 676039 23-Aug-2012 17:09
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http://web.archive.org/web/20080828074459/http://store.apple.com/au/browse/home/shop_mac/family/imac?mco=MjI4NDk4

Depending on your spec, that would indicate that your iMac was either AU$2399 or AU$2999

 
 
 
 




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  # 676046 23-Aug-2012 17:16
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Because if you take the cash (according to my ins agent) they depreciate it down from the original cost. You either take a brand new computer or the lower cost in cash. The only reason I am looking into this is because I will be taking a brand new computer made for NZ or Oz.... to the US and having to use an adaptor and perhaps risking damage.

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  # 676047 23-Aug-2012 17:19
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SandyJ: Because if you take the cash (according to my ins agent) they depreciate it down from the original cost. You either take a brand new computer or the lower cost in cash. The only reason I am looking into this is because I will be taking a brand new computer made for NZ or Oz.... to the US and having to use an adaptor and perhaps risking damage.


Ah I see. Well depending on what rate they use for depreciation, you'll quite possibly be much worse off taking the cash rate. In business, computer products depreciate at a rate of 45% per year!



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  # 676051 23-Aug-2012 17:21
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Thank you bcourtney... thats the one. 2.8GHz. Thats saved me a whole lot of searching through sogginess. :D



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  # 676055 23-Aug-2012 17:28
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Ah I see. Well depending on what rate they use for depreciation, you'll quite possibly be much worse off taking the cash rate. In business, computer products depreciate at a rate of 45% per year!

True.. but this is a personal computer. I would be better off accepting it and then selling it here.. then using the cash to replace it over there. But if I add the currency difference and I think Im still going to lose. sighs.

The laptop was the work one and they just replaced it with a 15.5 Pro. (hate that new keypad. Love the keyboard though)


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