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axu539
Feb 8, 2011, 07:07 PM
All models of the 2010 MBAs are now in the refurb store! I just ordered my 4 GB base 11". Act quickly if you want one as they sell fast!

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/macbook_air?mco=MjEwNTc5MzY



Buck987
Feb 8, 2011, 07:28 PM
All models of the 2010 MBAs are now in the refurb store! I just ordered my 4 GB base 11". Act quickly if you want one as they sell fast!

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/macbook_air?mco=MjEwNTc5MzY


thanks...

GizmoDVD
Feb 8, 2011, 07:57 PM
...hours after I order a new one from Amazon thinkng it would be a while before Apple gets a 4GB/256GB one in. Oh well.

vw2xb
Feb 8, 2011, 08:16 PM
I ordered a base 11" and received it today. The fan kept on making a clicking noise...it almost sounded like there was a hard drive in it. I'm going to return the unit and get my money back. Good luck everyone with the Refurbs...this was my first time to try it out. :(

joejoejoe
Feb 8, 2011, 08:28 PM
has anyone else had bad history buying apple refurbs?

axu539
Feb 8, 2011, 08:30 PM
I ordered a base 11" and received it today. The fan kept on making a clicking noise...it almost sounded like there was a hard drive in it. I'm going to return the unit and get my money back. Good luck everyone with the Refurbs...this was my first time to try it out. :(

:o Why not take it to the Apple store and have it looked at?

guitardave62000
Feb 8, 2011, 08:30 PM
All models of the 2010 MBAs are now in the refurb store! I just ordered my 4 GB base 11". Act quickly if you want one as they sell fast!

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/macbook_air?mco=MjEwNTc5MzY

My 4 GB 11" base refurb just came in the mail today, you wont be disappointed! You definitely can't tell in anyway that it's a refurb :cool:

axu539
Feb 8, 2011, 08:30 PM
has anyone else had bad history buying apple refurbs?

I've only heard good things about Apple refurbs. Maybe there are one or two bad experiences every once in a while, but that can be said about new ones too..

GGJstudios
Feb 8, 2011, 08:32 PM
I ordered a base 11" and received it today. The fan kept on making a clicking noise...it almost sounded like there was a hard drive in it. I'm going to return the unit and get my money back. Good luck everyone with the Refurbs...this was my first time to try it out. :(
It's covered by warranty. Take it back and they'll repair or replace it.
has anyone else had bad history buying apple refurbs?
There is overwhelming proof that Apple refurbs are a good buy:

Apple Certified Refurbished Products (http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/apple_certified.html)
MacRumors Guides: Apple Refurbished Store (http://guides.macrumors.com/Apple_Refurbished_Store)

If you want more information, here are just a few of many threads on this topic, found by searching the forum with MRoogle (http://mroogle.edesignuk.com/):

Would you buy a refurbished Mac from Apple (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1070850)
Refurbished MBP or New? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=933779)
Refurbished vs New: your experiences, thoughts? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1064127)
Macbook Pro Refurbished questions (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1046175)
has anyone ever had a bad refurbished MBP? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1045104)
Refurbished MacBook pro (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1024806)
Open box or Refurbished MBP? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1030684)
Refurbished buy...Good idea or not? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1014382)
leaning towards imac, or a macbook, and should i buy new or refurbished (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=990793)
Refurbished MacBook Pro? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=988794)
Considering refurbished MBP however... (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=979675)
macbook refurbished? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=976297)
Refurbished??? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=973514)
Has anyone had any bad experiences with getting a Macbook Pro Refurbished from Apple? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=942425)
New vs. Refurbished iMac (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=921970)
Do refurbished MBPs come with the new batteries? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=919674)
Is refurbished MB a good buy? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=918558)
How are refurbished products different? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=905744)
has anyone bought a refurbished Macbook pro ? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=906013)
Mac Pro refurbished - yes or no? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=886283)terrified to go refurbished! (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=892458)
Warranty with refurbished MBP? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=889188)
refurbished macbook pro (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=882582)
Refurbished MBPs Ship From? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=870876)
Apple Refurbished Macbooks (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=856435)
Refurbished MacBook from Apple online store... worth getting? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=852258)
Refurbished MBP or New Macbook? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=999778)New to Apple: Should I start with a Refurb? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1079099)
Refurb Qualities and Battery Life (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1051562)
Refurb vs Amazon (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1047717)
Apple refurb store (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1042989)
MBP Refurb (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1018593)
best place to get a refurb MB? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1010436)
Buying advice please, new vs refurb iMac (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=980211)
Refurb or New Macbook? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=945893)

axu539
Feb 8, 2011, 08:33 PM
It's covered by warranty. Take it back and they'll repair or replace it.

There is overwhelming proof that Apple refurbs are a good buy:

Apple Certified Refurbished Products (http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/apple_certified.html)
MacRumors Guides: Apple Refurbished Store (http://guides.macrumors.com/Apple_Refurbished_Store)

If you want more information, here are just a few of many threads on this topic, found by searching the forum with MRoogle (http://mroogle.edesignuk.com/):

Would you buy a refurbished Mac from Apple (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1070850)
Refurbished MBP or New? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=933779)
Refurbished vs New: your experiences, thoughts? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1064127)
Macbook Pro Refurbished questions (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1046175)
has anyone ever had a bad refurbished MBP? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1045104)
Refurbished MacBook pro (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1024806)
Open box or Refurbished MBP? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1030684)
Refurbished buy...Good idea or not? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1014382)
leaning towards imac, or a macbook, and should i buy new or refurbished (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=990793)
Refurbished MacBook Pro? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=988794)
Considering refurbished MBP however... (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=979675)
macbook refurbished? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=976297)
Refurbished??? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=973514)
Has anyone had any bad experiences with getting a Macbook Pro Refurbished from Apple? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=942425)
New vs. Refurbished iMac (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=921970)
Do refurbished MBPs come with the new batteries? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=919674)
Is refurbished MB a good buy? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=918558)
How are refurbished products different? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=905744)
has anyone bought a refurbished Macbook pro ? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=906013)
Mac Pro refurbished - yes or no? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=886283)terrified to go refurbished! (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=892458)
Warranty with refurbished MBP? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=889188)
refurbished macbook pro (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=882582)
Refurbished MBPs Ship From? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=870876)
Apple Refurbished Macbooks (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=856435)
Refurbished MacBook from Apple online store... worth getting? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=852258)
Refurbished MBP or New Macbook? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=999778)New to Apple: Should I start with a Refurb? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1079099)
Refurb Qualities and Battery Life (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1051562)
Refurb vs Amazon (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1047717)
Apple refurb store (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1042989)
MBP Refurb (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1018593)
best place to get a refurb MB? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1010436)
Buying advice please, new vs refurb iMac (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=980211)
Refurb or New Macbook? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=945893)

You really are very trigger-happy with links huh.. Good to know though. Boosts my confidence in my purchase :)

GGJstudios
Feb 8, 2011, 08:35 PM
You really are very trigger-happy with links huh.. Good to know though. Boosts my confidence in my purchase :)
I find they're very useful. I'd rather post links to reputable sources than ask a poster to simply take my word for something.

vw2xb
Feb 8, 2011, 08:46 PM
:o Why not take it to the Apple store and have it looked at?

I didn't really need the MBA, I already have an iMac 27" as well as an iPad. I just started back in college again and "need" a laptop to do research and stuff at the library...so i might pick up the 128 GB version in a few weeks...

I'm not saying Apple refurb is bad...all I hear is mainly good. Just stinks my only experience wasn't great.

Jamie37211
Feb 8, 2011, 08:52 PM
My wife wants an 11.6 MBA. I was going to give her mine and get an Ultimate 11.6 refurb...when my tax refund arrives. Oh well. Guess I'll have to keep watching and get one the first time they appear after the $$$ gets here.

KPOM
Feb 8, 2011, 08:58 PM
Nice. The supply seems to be pretty regular now. There is definitely an advantage for those of you who don't have to be first. 3.5 months wait and you can get it for 15% off!

kepardue
Feb 8, 2011, 09:00 PM
I was about to post a thread about this but I'll just add my question here. :-)

I'm thinking seriously about getting the tricked out 11" refurb that's got the 1.6GHz processor upgrade, 4GB RAM, and 128GB drive ($1189). My question is, is this a good deal/better deal than the model with just the 128GB drive ($1019)?

I've got to have the 128GB, just don't think I can live inside of 64GB, even with an external drive for lesser-used stuff. But I'm not completely sure I need the extra RAM/processor upgrade. I mainly need a secondary mobile system to accompany my iMac. Most of the heavy work will go on there, but I have a feeling that the Air will be used more because of its portability.

hcho3
Feb 8, 2011, 09:09 PM
I was about to post a thread about this but I'll just add my question here. :-)

I'm thinking seriously about getting the tricked out 11" refurb that's got the 1.6GHz processor upgrade, 4GB RAM, and 128GB drive ($1189). My question is, is this a good deal/better deal than the model with just the 128GB drive ($1019)?

I've got to have the 128GB, just don't think I can live inside of 64GB, even with an external drive for lesser-used stuff. But I'm not completely sure I need the extra RAM/processor upgrade. I mainly need a secondary mobile system to accompany my iMac. Most of the heavy work will go on there, but I have a feeling that the Air will be used more because of its portability.

Unfortunately you can only answer this question. However. I usually keep my machines for years and beyond. I keep my laptop for 4-5 years before I replace them. 64GB storage is yes. Very small. If you are going to browse web and use it for work document, it will work. Rest? No.

64GB is what's inside. After you install, Mac OS 10.6, it will be like 48 GB.
Yea? 48GB? Yea... that's not a lot. That's nothing.

To answer your 2nd question, I do not recommend 2GB ram. No one knows what MAC OS lion requirement will be.

2GB may work now, but it won't with Mac OS lion with all of those iPad features.

kepardue
Feb 8, 2011, 09:17 PM
Unfortunately you can only answer this question. However. I usually keep my machines for years and beyond. I keep my laptop for 4-5 years before I replace them. 64GB storage is yes. Very small. If you are going to browse web and use it for work document, it will work. Rest? No.

64GB is what's inside. After you install, Mac OS 10.6, it will be like 48 GB.
Yea? 48GB? Yea... that's not a lot. That's nothing.

To answer your 2nd question, I do not recommend 2GB ram. No one knows what MAC OS lion requirement will be.

2GB may work now, but it won't with Mac OS lion with all of those iPad features.

Point. That makes up my mind. The 128GB was non-negotiable, I was just curious about a recommendation for the RAM... something else I probably already knew, just needed a little extra convincing that it's worth my money.

KPOM
Feb 8, 2011, 09:29 PM
I was about to post a thread about this but I'll just add my question here. :-)

I'm thinking seriously about getting the tricked out 11" refurb that's got the 1.6GHz processor upgrade, 4GB RAM, and 128GB drive ($1189). My question is, is this a good deal/better deal than the model with just the 128GB drive ($1019)?


If you can afford it, I'd go with the 4GB system. Yes, the use of the SSD makes page outs quicker, but more RAM is still better. Plus, you get the slightly faster CPU.

hcho3
Feb 8, 2011, 09:37 PM
Point. That makes up my mind. The 128GB was non-negotiable, I was just curious about a recommendation for the RAM... something else I probably already knew, just needed a little extra convincing that it's worth my money.

Just give you a tip, I just called apple and got discount on refurbished unit.
For instance.

1399 dollars gets you New MBA 11.6 with 1.6 GHZ/4GB/128GB SSD

Apple store has 11.6 MBA (1.6/4GB/128 SSD) refurbished for 1189 dollars.

I called apple and ask for discount and they gave it to me for 1060 dollars. After tax 6%, it was 1123.60 dollars.

Not bad. Not bad at all.

I have no proof of this yet since I just placed an order like 5 min ago and I have been on the phone with the rep for 1 hour.

Of course, I don't know until I see the receipt because the rep could have been fooling with me.

Update: Well... Well...
The rep charged me 1123. 60 dollars for my 11.6 MBA. So, I got about 25% off from full price. Saved me about 330 dollars. Not bad. Not bad at all.

GIVE IT TO ME NOW FEDEX! ROAR!

KPOM
Feb 8, 2011, 09:44 PM
Just give you a tip, I just called apple and got discount on refurbished unit.
For instance.

Not bad. Not bad at all.

I have no proof of this yet since I just placed an order like 5 min ago and I have been on the phone with the rep for 1 hour.

Nice, assuming they come through for you. :)

hcho3
Feb 8, 2011, 09:48 PM
Nice, assuming they come through for you. :)

Yep, it went thru. My order has been updated to lower price. I guess they were able to fix it right away because it did not even ship yet.

Now, if uncle Steve can make this shipping to next air...

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

leftywamumonkey
Feb 8, 2011, 09:50 PM
Update: Well... Well...
The rep charged me 1123. 60 dollars for my 11.6 MBA. So, I got about 25% off from full price. Saved me about 330 dollars. Not bad. Not bad at all.

GIVE IT TO ME NOW FEDEX! ROAR!

Woah, you should start doing the ordering for all of us :P

hcho3
Feb 8, 2011, 09:53 PM
Woah, you should start doing the ordering for all of us :P

Jesus no. I don't want to be on the phone for an hour or two...

The guy was very nice though. I got lucky. Haven't we all get lucky sometimes once in a while?

leftywamumonkey
Feb 8, 2011, 10:05 PM
Jesus no. I don't want to be on the phone for an hour or two...

The guy was very nice though. I got lucky. Haven't we all get lucky sometimes once in a while?

Oh yeah, like when I bought a baseball bat at Big 5 and since they manually punch in the price, they made a mistake and I walked out only paying 5 dollars for the bat.

GizmoDVD
Feb 9, 2011, 09:16 AM
To answer your 2nd question, I do not recommend 2GB ram. No one knows what MAC OS lion requirement will be.

2GB may work now, but it won't with Mac OS lion with all of those iPad features.

I can't imagine Lion will require more then 2GB of RAM. Apple would be cutting off a huge chunk of their audience who bought Macbooks/Airs etc. (especially Airs which you can't add more RAM to). What's Snow Leopard require?

kepardue
Feb 9, 2011, 04:22 PM
I can't imagine Lion will require more then 2GB of RAM. Apple would be cutting off a huge chunk of their audience who bought Macbooks/Airs etc. (especially Airs which you can't add more RAM to). What's Snow Leopard require?

I suspect it's more a case of "what works" versus "what works well." Sure it'll be functional, perhaps even smooth, but put much load on it and you'll get frustrated. That was certainly my experience in working with a Mac Pro with 2GB of RAM in it. Threw in 4GB more and it was a totally different machine.

hcho3
Feb 9, 2011, 07:04 PM
Absolutely correct.

Mac OS lion will run on 2GB ram, but will it be smooth with like 10 apps open? We will see.

bowlerman625
Feb 9, 2011, 07:36 PM
has anyone else had bad history buying apple refurbs?

nopenopenope

sbb155
Feb 9, 2011, 08:01 PM
I just turned mine on, and I am using migration asst over wireless to get my applications and music on there - will take a few hours.
What do i need to check when i get it running?
Anything special?

GizmoDVD
Feb 9, 2011, 08:49 PM
I suspect it's more a case of "what works" versus "what works well." Sure it'll be functional, perhaps even smooth, but put much load on it and you'll get frustrated. That was certainly my experience in working with a Mac Pro with 2GB of RAM in it. Threw in 4GB more and it was a totally different machine.

On my new Air now (which is screaming). I'm mostly an Internet/iTunes guy, so I'm not too concerned. I don't use any heavy programs besides Firefox.

acedickson
Feb 9, 2011, 09:46 PM
On my new Air now (which is screaming). I'm mostly an Internet/iTunes guy, so I'm not too concerned. I don't use any heavy programs besides Firefox.

:eek: MacBook Air shouldn't be screaming, you should get that checked... :)