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Old Jul 29, 2013, 04:01 PM   #1
mounties99
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Refurbished MBA 13" Haswell ETA?

Hey gang,

I'm in the market for a MBA for school but I've currently got a 15" MBP so it's not very urgent. I was wondering if anyone had a rough idea as to when Apple starts releasing current gen hardware into their refurb'd store. I can take advantage of the education pricing right now but the discount isn't really all that attractive compared to the refurb prices.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated!
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Old Jul 29, 2013, 04:10 PM   #2
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It's usually at least a few months before new models start showing up as refurbs. They usually start with small discounts too... around 15%

It used to be that the education discounted machines ended up being roughly the same price as the refurbished machines... is that not the case anymore? To be fair, it's been a decade since I bought a Mac with an education discount.

Edit: Also, I definitely wouldn't expect refurbished MBAs until after the back-to-school promotion ends at the least.
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Old Jul 29, 2013, 08:48 PM   #3
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It's usually at least a few months before new models start showing up as refurbs. They usually start with small discounts too... around 15%

It used to be that the education discounted machines ended up being roughly the same price as the refurbished machines... is that not the case anymore? To be fair, it's been a decade since I bought a Mac with an education discount.

Edit: Also, I definitely wouldn't expect refurbished MBAs until after the back-to-school promotion ends at the least.
Appreciate the response. The back to school discounts on the air isn't amazing. It's $50 on the base model and about 10% on any upgrades. It's a little cheaper to use my EPP plan however I'd miss out on the $100 app store gift card.

the mid-2012 13" MBA with 8gb, i7 and 256gb ssd is going for $1199 (Canadian) in the refurbed section. Pricing out a similar haswell version sees the educational pricing around $1,449 with the same configuration. Sounds like I may have to pull the trigger now if I want one any time soon.

Thanks again.
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Old Jul 29, 2013, 11:15 PM   #4
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Even with the $100 gift card, the discount isn't 15% on a spec'ed out Haswell 13".

I'm waiting for refurb personally.
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 01:11 AM   #5
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Even with the $100 gift card, the discount isn't 15% on a spec'ed out Haswell 13". thanks
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