Extra $100 worth it for a New MBP rather than Refurb?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Xander562, May 27, 2006.

  1. Xander562 macrumors 68000

    Xander562

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    Hello, i'm considering a 15" MBP 2.0 GHz 1Gb RAM 100GB HD and 256Mb VRAM. Now on apple's Refurb store and after TAX my choice comes out to $2,164.99. not too bad right? well on Amazon.com the same machine sells for $2,249.99 after rebate(i dont mind waiting). My question is is it worth it to go new? i've heard that some people get refurbs that are scratched and/or have signs of use. Yet sometimes they arrive with unnexpected upgrades in RAM, or Hard Drives. PLease tell me your opinion.
     
  2. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    If you're spending that much already, I would probably go with a new. Just because... it's new. Refurbs do tend to have some scratches or flaws -- remember, people returned them for a reason.
     
  3. clayj macrumors 604

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    If the diff is only $100, get a new one. It would have to be substantially reduced (30% or more) in order for me to even consider a refurb.
     
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I say spend the extra $100 and get a brand-new MacBook Pro. If the price difference was more, then I might say otherwise.
     
  5. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    Usually I support refurbs, but the price difference is too small. Don't bet on a "miracle upgrade" with a refurb- they happen, but you never know what you'll get.
     
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  7. Acehigh macrumors 6502

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    New one of course if that the price difference. Refurb doesnt come with the retail box, and you have the sticker on the bottom. So if you ever sell it you will lose more then $100. Probably lose $200+ trying to sell a refurb then retail box one.
     
  8. Xander562 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    you make a good point, i think i'll go w/ the new one, thanks people!
     

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