Apple completely OOS of Refurbished products?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by halledise, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    wot the flip is going on I wonder - all of a sudden every category of refurbished Apple product has disappeared.

    never seen this before …
     

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  2. macrumors 6502

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    They're probably just updating the inventory.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    It's the same in the UK...
     
  4. macrumors G5

    gnasher729

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    Maybe Apple decided that selling refurbished (not new) products might get them into trouble with Australian government agencies. Not worth the risk, really.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    not really - Australia really is the home of the free [and the boat people too ;)] just bought the missus a great little MBA last week and was hoping to do the same for the daughter - when 'hey presto' everything disappeared.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    The same in Spain
     
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    Macman45

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    Three MBP's in the UK store, no iMacs, no anything else, but this happens from time to time...I wouldn't be getting excited about an iMac refresh just yet.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    Same in the US store, totally empty. I was just going to pick up a refurbed Airport Extreme :(

    Any idea how long it usually takes them to refresh (or whatever it is they're doing)?
     
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    Kebabselector

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    The UK store occasionally doesn't have any stock - usually though when it's late at night.

    Just checked the UK store and now getting 'The connection was reset' on Firefox - it was working an hour a go. Maybe they are updating it (or it's broken)

    I'm tempted to get last years MBA for Mountain Lion as my 6 year old MacBook isn't supported :(

    /edit it's back (probably our proxy server)
     
  10. macrumors 603

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    :apple::)

    *poof* I was about to order last night/today(when it briefly made a re-appearance)... Something tells me i should have... oh well..


    Now I'm hoping it would be back.. *fingers crossed*, and i'll get it before weekend.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    No inventory in the US and Canada Stores

    Very strange??
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    us inventory

    refurb. store is full here in the US. the clearance section of the store is empty. basically everything is in refurb. at this time
     
  13. macrumors member

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    I've been refreshing this link occasionally, and it's still showing an empty refurb store for me: http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/mac
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    inventory

    Zero I just clicked on your link and found 40 assorted computers showing, iMacs, MacPro's and MacBook varieties.
     
  15. macrumors member

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    That's weird. I see an empty store when I click his link. Likewise for the Canadian store.
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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    missing inventory

    Don't know hoe to help you I just tried the main store address, the link etc. on my iPad and MacBook Pro and found all stores full of inventory. the "shop clearance" section is in fact empty as usual.
     
  17. macrumors member

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    Very strange. I was thinking at first it was my work's crappy old version of IE not refreshing properly or something, but I just tried from my phone and am seeing an empty store there as well.

    I tried to check via the AppleStore app, but I don't see any way to view refurbs from there.
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

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    Why is he refurb store down?

    I check it pretty regularly to see trends, prices, today nothing is in stock, no macs, no pads, no iPods. Strange.
     
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    maflynn

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    I got in without any problems
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

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    I can get to it, but everything is out of stock, and greyed out in my browsers, unusual.
     
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    GoCubsGo

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    Down =/= out of stock. FYI.
     
  22. macrumors Westmere

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    Clear your browser's cache and cookies and try again. There are plenty of refurbs available.
    ScreenCap 2012-07-10 at Tue, Jul 10,10.41.35 AM .PNG
     
  23. macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, I saw all items out of stock on my work PC and my iPad, hmm.
     
  24. macrumors member

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    It came back up for me about an hour ago but is empty again now. Guess they are having some technical difficulties.
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    I check it often too and today saw no products available. Maybe just a bug but they're doing something to trigger that.
     

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