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Hongolia
Feb 19, 2011, 11:00 PM
From browsing the forums, I noticed many people are antsy about buying a refurbished Mac product. I have purchased several refurbs from Mac (Mac Mini, Time Capsule) and now a new Macbook Air. I've decided to post for those of you sitting on the fence about buying a refurb. I attached some pics so you know what you'll be getting.

As you can see, it sent in a standard shipping box. Upon opening the box, the accessories are packaged in a neat box. The prize is just below, well wrapped in a protective plastic film. When examined carefully, there are no dents scratches, or any other cosmetic issues.

From a computer standpoint, I have had zero issues with the Macbook Air so you guys can read actual computer reviews elsewhere.

Overall, I highly recommend to those of you thinking about buying a refurb to go for it. Save a few bucks (I spent mine on a bag and skin for the Air) and enjoy your new computer.



xxRONNIExx
Feb 19, 2011, 11:12 PM
I agree with you 100%....I got mines on Monday and cant put it down. The box isn't anything fancy but I really don't care. Save yourself a few hundred bucks and get a refurb. :)

Buck987
Feb 19, 2011, 11:14 PM
Same here..well packaged...order a 11" base with 4gb on wednesday night with standard free shipping. Arrived on friday afternoon.

Looks good. A speck or two in the bezel. Works well. Neat little computer to add to my iMac, MBP and 2 ipads.

Probable sell the iPad i use around the house. Will keep the iPad with unlimited G3 in my briefcase.

Screen looks better here that in the Apple store. That was a pleasant surprise.

simeezee
Feb 20, 2011, 12:07 AM
I thought about getting a refurbished MBA from apple.com also. But it came out to be only about 30 bucks cheaper after tax and shipping than a brand new one from amazon. So I ended up buying the one from amazon.

mtkagan
Feb 20, 2011, 12:39 AM
Same here..well packaged...order a 11" base with 4gb on wednesday night with standard free shipping. Arrived on friday afternoon.

Looks good. A speck or two in the bezel. Works well. Neat little computer to add to my iMac, MBP and 2 ipads.

Probable sell the iPad i use around the house. Will keep the iPad with unlimited G3 in my briefcase.

Screen looks better here that in the Apple store. That was a pleasant surprise.

can i ask where your 11 mba shipped from? I ordered the 11 mba refurb wed night too and it has yet to reach CA from PA =/

Buck987
Feb 20, 2011, 01:07 AM
can i ask where your 11 mba shipped from? I ordered the 11 mba refurb wed night too and it has yet to reach CA from PA =/


Pa...I live right next door

mtkagan
Feb 20, 2011, 01:34 AM
Pa...I live right next door

damn.. guess i gotta wait over this long weekend to play with it. thanks!

hcho3
Feb 20, 2011, 08:06 AM
Got refrubished MBA 11.6 with everything maxed out. It only cost me 1060 dollars + 6% tax. Couldn't be more happier. Awesome computer.

bowlerman625
Feb 20, 2011, 09:32 AM
My rev C MBA was a refurb and it was as you described. I would not hesitate to buy an Apple refurb again. The only reason I did not get a refurb new MBA was that I couldn't wait for the refurbs to be available. A refurb from Apple is always a great choice!

Aboo
Feb 21, 2011, 02:08 AM
Got refrubished MBA 11.6 with everything maxed out. It only cost me 1060 dollars + 6% tax. Couldn't be more happier. Awesome computer.

How did you manage that?? The 11" ultimate is 1189 in the Refurb store...

Buck987
Feb 21, 2011, 11:29 AM
How did you manage that?? The 11" ultimate is 1189 in the Refurb store...

he called in and got a great deal...

Aboo
Feb 22, 2011, 03:07 AM
he called in and got a great deal...


Lol seriously?? Apple doesn't haggle on the phone and trust me I have tried. Im gonna have to see some proof to believe this one...

Buck987
Feb 22, 2011, 06:20 AM
Lol seriously?? Apple doesn't haggle on the phone and trust me I have tried. Im gonna have to see some proof to believe this one...

thats's what he claims...he posted he had to spend an hour on the phone with a saleperson.