Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2013 10:27 AM (in response to keshav11)
You'd have to ask your friend to be certain, but I don't see any refurbished iMacs with that specific combination of options in the Apple Store, so it would appear to be a new unit. Apple does not sell used Macs.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2013 10:34 AM (in response to keshav11)
Refurbished machines arrive in only a plain brown box whereas new machines arrive with a new box inside a brown box. Also as previously mentioned contact your friend, as there isn't much discount on refurbished machines for Apple employees I'm fairly certain your machine is new.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2013 1:53 PM (in response to rkaufmann87)
I called up Apple.com customer service and they guaranteed that I'm getting a brand new item. Maybe, the turnaround times are extremely fast these days I think. Thank you all for your input.