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Old Nov 7, 2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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Anyone buy a Apple Refurb off ebay? Link inside.

I've been looking at purchasing this 13" MBA (2011) on eBay by refurbished_outlet. Supposedly this is a Apple Refurb and they are an official reseller. Has anyone had experience with this person and how reliable they are? $919 shipped seems like a steal when Apple wants $1049 for the same exact unit + tax. I've noticed on Amazon and MacMall that the 2012 model NEW is $1099 OTD, but after looking at the Geekbench scores, I dont see the value for speed between the two. What does everyone think? I will only be keeping the Air until next June when the new Haswell rMBP gets released & will upgrade from there.

I am looking at the Air for portability & college reasons, as my 16.4" Sony (7.5 lbs) is not portable enough.

Thanks!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-MacBoo...item460906cf51

And another link showing Certified Apple Refurb Macs:
http://stores.ebay.com/Refurbished-O...=p4634.c0.m322
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 01:27 PM   #2
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I've been looking at purchasing this 13" MBA (2011) on eBay by refurbished_outlet. Supposedly this is a Apple Refurb and they are an official reseller.
I doubt it's an Apple Certified Refurbished Product, which would be available online from the Apple Refurb Store and are not sold in local Apple stores.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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I doubt it's an Apple Certified Refurbished Product, which would be available online from the Apple Refurb Store and are not sold in local Apple stores.
They claim it is a Apple Certified Refurbished Product in both links...
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They claim it is a Apple Certified Refurbished Product in both links...
It may be legit, but I personally wouldn't trust it. I would only buy Apple refurbs from Apple's refurb store.
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 01:41 PM   #5
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It may be legit, but I personally wouldn't trust it. I would only buy Apple refurbs from Apple's refurb store.
I hear you man! Its a great buy IMO, but if it isnt legit, I would definitely spend a little more cash to get the peace of mind. I would just like to hear from a couple people who have had personal experience.
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From what I read, an AUTHORIZED Apple dealer is not allowed to give you any appreciable discount on Apple products. They may give you a "sweetener" like free accessories.
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