2012 Refurbished Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mototriu, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    I am currently a windows user but plan to move on to a macbook soon.I was wondering if the price of the 2011 11 inch base air(which is 760 right now) would go down once the 2012 macbook airs move into the refurbished store.
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Not significantly, if any.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Keep in mind that much of the refurb stock they have is probably new that is labelled refurbished after the new models came out.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    If that's the case, would you get a retail box rather than a white box? How can one tell?
     
  5. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    No, all refurbs come in a plain box. They are also given serial numbers that identify them as refurbs.

    Apple refurbished products are considered by most to be a very good deal, as they're pretty much like buying a new Mac, except for the box.
    • Apple Certified Refurbished Products are only available from the Apple Refurb Store and are not sold by any 3rd party or local Apple stores
    • Educational discounts do not apply to refurb products.
    • Refurb products come with the same warranty as new products, and qualify for AppleCare
    • Refurb products have a changed serial number that identifies them as refurbished
    • Refurb products come with whatever OS version and software they originally shipped with as new
    • Refurb products come with the same items in the box as new products, only the box is a plain one, not the new box.
    • A refurb product could have some cosmetic signs of prior use, but rarely do
    • A refurb Mac may have some cycles on the battery, but not a significant enough amount to affect usable life
    • The refurb store inventory changes frequently, sometimes several times a day, and doesn't have any direct relation to upcoming product releases. What's available in the refurb store is determined by what has been returned to Apple.
    • If you're looking for a particular item, refurb.me can alert you when it becomes available.
     

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