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Old Feb 19, 2011, 11:00 PM   #1
Hongolia
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Refurbished 11.6 Macbook Air - A Short Review

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.
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Old Feb 19, 2011, 11:12 PM   #2
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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.
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Old Feb 19, 2011, 11:14 PM   #3
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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.
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 12:07 AM   #4
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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.
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 12:39 AM   #5
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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 =/
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 01:07 AM   #6
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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
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 01:34 AM   #7
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Pa...I live right next door
damn.. guess i gotta wait over this long weekend to play with it. thanks!
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 08:06 AM   #8
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Got refrubished MBA 11.6 with everything maxed out. It only cost me 1060 dollars + 6% tax. Couldn't be more happier. Awesome computer.
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 09:32 AM   #9
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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!
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Old Feb 21, 2011, 02:08 AM   #10
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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...
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Old Feb 21, 2011, 11:29 AM   #11
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How did you manage that?? The 11" ultimate is 1189 in the Refurb store...
he called in and got a great deal...
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Old Feb 22, 2011, 03:07 AM   #12
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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...
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Old Feb 22, 2011, 06:20 AM   #13
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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.
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