Core 2 Duo MBP in refurb store

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  1. yojimbo1 macrumors member

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    There is now a core 2 duo refurb MBP in the Apple refurb store for $1599.

    Is this the first of the refurb core 2 duo MB/MBP's?
     
  2. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

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    Even with tax, that's a great price! Usually refurbs are only slightly less cost than the edu discount.
     
  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    yes, if it's true, that is the first C2D MB/MBP
     
  4. Squonk macrumors 65816

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    This is very cool to see. I'm hoping the 2.33 model will appear here soon too and selling for $1999.

    My issue is that I really want (need) a 160GB drive. In my powerbook, I did the upgrade myself but marked up the case in the process a bit. For a new system, I'm not wanting to rip it open right away. But the price for a new system with the 160GB is really steep.
     
  5. djkny macrumors 6502

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    Wait a few weeks, and you'll get this refurb WITH a free iLife '07 update.

    nice.
     
  6. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    Zippidy do dah! My end of year tax purchase wishes seem to be coming true! Do you think you'll be able to get 10.5 and iLife '07 with a purchase on December 31? I know it's a long shot, but wondering....
     
  7. Manzana macrumors 6502a

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    all signs point to no :(
     
  8. djkny macrumors 6502

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    If you call Apple CR, yes, esp. if it's within 10-14 days of the MWSF "launch." I got my G5 2.0 DP last December 21, and Apple still gave me the iLife '06 update weeks later ....
     
  9. joshwest macrumors 65816

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    thats pretty crazy, i think thats why the sudden drop in price to CD mb and mbp's. friend picked one a 1.83 mb for 749 shipped the other day through gov store.
     
  10. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    I like the CR approach, aspecially if I order it the last possible day. Going to give it a whirl...
     
  11. buffalo macrumors 65816

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    Dumb question, but what is the CR of Apple CR - just 1-800-MY-APPLE? I might get a refurb MacBook, but had decided to wait until MWSF so I could get iLife (and of course that slim chance of Leopard).
     
  12. djkny macrumors 6502

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    Customer Relations. Navigate through the general AppleCare promptings, then, wait for the general operator and ask for customer relations. they are a separate department from the tekkies, and, exist, more often than not, to appease the customer.
     
  13. CedarPoint182 macrumors member

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    I was hoping to purchase a Core Duo Macbook Pro. Specifically the normal 2.0ghz 15" model. $1349 seemed like a great price, but anyone know how long these models will be in the refurb section? How long do the previous models hold out before they are all gone?
     
  14. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    It is hard to tell, but the answer to your question probably depends on how many people are buying them.
     
  15. CedarPoint182 macrumors member

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    Ok. Yeah I understand its probably impossible for anyone to know exactly, but is it more like a month or two or a matter of days?
     
  16. cyberddot macrumors 6502

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    Damn! :( I never got to see the Core 2 Duo in the refurb' section.

    Cedar', it looks like the Core Duo's aren't going to hold out much longer, at least not the current batch, since the refurb' store is currently down to one build of the Core Duo 15" MBP. Me? I'm crossing my fingers for confused and/or deluded Xmas switchers bringing their 15" MBP Core 2 Duo's back in to the store. If only I could be sure it will work that way in January.
     
  17. onthat macrumors regular

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    C2D iMac's are available in the refurb section as well:)
     
  18. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If they go, they'll be back. Understand what happens... Apple releases a computer and starts selling it. They start getting returns and other units come back to them for a variety of reasons almost immediately. They have to tool up and get their refurb plant running. Once the refurb plant has enough units to make it worth adding the model to the refurb store, they start selling them. But once they reach that point, within the limits of normal ebbs and flows, there will be a continual flow of that model into the refurb stream as long as it is being sold new, right?

    What that means is that if they sell out, in a week or two, there'll be more of them.... Just keep your eyes out, because they may again sell out temporarily. But if you keep your eye on the store, you'll get your MBP. :)
     
  19. Maxwell Smart macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm....doesn't seem like it's there anymore :-/
     
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    Nope...huh? :eek: I guess I'm missing the obvious connection between your thread and this one. It would seam that 'Core 2 Duo MBP in refurb store' would be a fact independent of 'Refurb Mac prices drop....', but I would be glad to see the 'Core 2 Duo MBP prices drop in refurb store' thread sometime soon, if you'd care to keep us up to date? :D
     
  22. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    The Core 2 Duo machines have just been sold out :rolleyes:

    Anyone found it strange that while Core 2 Macbook Pros have shown up, no Macbooks appeared yet? Maybe MBPs are built more poorly than the MBs.
     
  23. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Erm...there are and have been for some time MB's on the refurb store. Do you mean Core 2 Macbooks? In that case, there was a small (2 week) delay between the release of the two models. Hopefully that means it will be here soon. :)

    P.S. Love your avatar. :D
     

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