Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Buying Tips and Advice

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Apr 16, 2009, 07:39 AM   #1
frittino
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Rome, Italy
Apple Retail Store sell refurbished Mac?

Hi All,
I wonder if Apple Retail Store (not the online store) sell refurbished Mac.
I will visit UK next month and I'd like to buy a refurbished Mac.

ta
frittino is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 16, 2009, 07:45 AM   #2
macgrl
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
No, I don't think that you can. The refurbished models are only available from the online store.
__________________
13" 1.8 GHz i7 MBA 4GB 256GB HD
iPad 2 16GB Wi-Fi
macgrl is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 16, 2009, 07:53 AM   #3
peskaa
macrumors 68020
 
peskaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: London, UK
Apple Retail stores very very occasionally sell refurb or old model Macs. I've been to Regent Street twice when they've had all the old Macs out (boxed) on the shop floor with big discount labels on them - you simply go pick up the box you want and pay for it. They also had third party stuff for cheap too.

However, it is certainly not normal and they don't announce when they're doing it. The online method is the only reliable way of finding a refurb or older Mac.
__________________
rMBP 15"(2012) 2.3 i7 | 16GB | 256GB | 650M
iMac 27"(2011) 3.1 i5 | 8GB | 1TB | 6970M
DS211j 2x2TB
peskaa is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 17, 2009, 03:00 AM   #4
frittino
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Rome, Italy
Quote:
Originally Posted by peskaa View Post
Apple Retail stores very very occasionally sell refurb or old model Macs. I've been to Regent Street twice when they've had all the old Macs out (boxed) on the shop floor with big discount labels on them - you simply go pick up the box you want and pay for it. They also had third party stuff for cheap too.

However, it is certainly not normal and they don't announce when they're doing it. The online method is the only reliable way of finding a refurb or older Mac.
I'm from Italy and buyinig in UK is cheaper. From Apple Store UK it seems is not possible to buy a refurb and ship it to Italy.
Is it possible to buy from a different Apple Store from your own country?
frittino is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 17, 2009, 04:17 AM   #5
peskaa
macrumors 68020
 
peskaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: London, UK
No. The UK store will only ship to the UK, and the same for all other regions. The only way round it is to possibly find a third party reseller who will ship to you.
__________________
rMBP 15"(2012) 2.3 i7 | 16GB | 256GB | 650M
iMac 27"(2011) 3.1 i5 | 8GB | 1TB | 6970M
DS211j 2x2TB
peskaa is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 17, 2009, 04:45 AM   #6
allmIne
macrumors 6502a
 
allmIne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: United Kingdom
I picked up a Powerbook a few years ago, refurb, from the Soho store in NY.
allmIne is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Buying Tips and Advice

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does the Apple Store sell refurbished iPhones? RedChampion iPhone 3 Jan 20, 2014 10:37 AM
Samsung Hires Apple Retail Store Designer in Retail Push MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 113 Dec 17, 2013 05:27 PM
Mac Pros on Apple Store refurbished list petsounds Mac Pro 7 Feb 16, 2013 02:19 PM
Does Apple sell refurbished iPhone 4/4S ? rak007 iPhone 3 Aug 29, 2012 06:56 PM
does apple sell refurbished as new? kc2ine Mac mini 18 Aug 28, 2012 01:25 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:17 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC