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Old Jan 2, 2013, 08:01 AM   #1
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15" 2012 refurbished MBP.

Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro (Intel Quad Core i7 2.3GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, HD Graphics 4000, 512MB GeForce GT 650M, OS X Lion)

Refurbished for 1,199 pounds; is this a good deal? Comes with a 11 month warranty.

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Old Jan 2, 2013, 11:42 PM   #2
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Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro (Intel Quad Core i7 2.3GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, HD Graphics 4000, 512MB GeForce GT 650M, OS X Lion)

Refurbished for 1,199 pounds; is this a good deal? Comes with a 11 month warranty.

Thanks.
Are you trying to purchase that through Apple? That price seems higher than the original price to me, but I'll check that and then edit this post.

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I checked everymac.com and found the original retail price to be $1,799(1,109GBP). For a refurbished unit, saving only 90 GBP seems like not very much savings and for that price I would try to find a new one somewhere.
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Are you trying to purchase that through Apple? That price seems higher than the original price to me, but I'll check that and then edit this post.

EDIT**

I checked everymac.com and found the original retail price to be $1,799(1,109GBP). For a refurbished unit, saving only 90 GBP seems like not very much savings and for that price I would try to find a new one somewhere.
Ah, but it isn't 1109 new. UK ones brand-new are 1499. If you're converting from US dollars it's not exact.

OP, that does sound like a good deal. However if you're in the UK and are a full-time student/have a student card, I'd recommend buying a new one from Apple and getting the student discount instead. This way you can save 15-20% on the price & also get free AppleCare on the system, rather than just a standard refurb.

if you're buying this refurb from Apple then it does sound like a good deal. Just be wary of third-parties. Even if there aren't any visible issues with it, something as simple as a triggered water sensor can pound you at a later date if you require a warranty repair.
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