I just ordered a refurb MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nihilisticmonk, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. nihilisticmonk macrumors 6502

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    They just arrived in at the apple store, so I've ordered the 2ghz model fully loaded for £1,156.35!

    Not bad...

    I'll post some pictures when it arrives :cool:

    My 2.5ghz Powermac was a refurb and has been totally perfect so far, so I hope the Pro continues my great refurb experiences.... :p
     
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    Congrats, I've fully enjoyed my refurb PB for over two years now!
     
  4. regre7 macrumors 6502

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    I'm planning on buying a refurb MBP, but I'm getting the 1.83GHz model. I'm not exactly rolling in money.... Still a great deal for US$1549!
     
  5. dhc macrumors regular

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    I was all set to pick up a MacBook next week, but this could be the way forward!

    Payday on friday, and I'm short by £100 till then...will there be any left on Friday..???please!:eek:
     
  6. regre7 macrumors 6502

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    You think you've got it bad, I've got to wait until NEXT Friday (June 30) until my next paycheck which will seal the deal.
     
  7. dhc macrumors regular

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    Woops. Couldn't hold out any longer. Guess I'll have to suck up the bank charges...;)
     
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    I love my mbp- it pputs to shame every other computer I've ever used :)
     
  9. yellowmunky macrumors member

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    wow !!!

    the UK finally has some mbp's and what a price :)

    can you buy 'higher education' discounted applecare for refurbished items like mbp?

    if the refurbished mbp's have any problems will they be fixed for free under normal one year warranty?

    hopefully they appear more often as payday is very soon!

    thanks,
     
  10. nihilisticmonk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    :cool: WOOOOOOOT :cool:

    It's shipped already!
    It should be here according to apple Tomorrow or the day after.....

    Cannot wait.... :D

    Tonight I shall just prey, and do the "no dead pixels" dance in anticipation of my new toy....! :D
     
  11. dhc macrumors regular

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    Wow, that's quick. Mine has a shipping date of 3rd July, so the waiting begins..
     
  12. nihilisticmonk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's arrived.....

    Got it delivered to work, no picures yet, but here's some info on what you get from the refurb store..


    Box

    My powermac was delivered in it's original box, but apple uk appears to have changed the process on this, and it was a standard cardboard box with "Apple certified refurbishement" on the side...

    Machine

    Comes in its plastic cover, and is apsolutely pristine....not a mark on it, it looks brand new and even has the apple smell :-D
    Powered it up and had a play, no dead pixels as far as I can see at the moment...

    Accessories

    As is the standard for apple, all accessories are totally sealed and brand new, apart from the remote, all chargers etc appear to have never been used.


    More info tonight when I've had a chance to play with it in deep! :cool:
     
  13. dhc macrumors regular

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    I'm pleased for you!, hoping mine will be here sooner than the estimated delivery date..anticipation is not quite killing me yet, but i'm sure it will...

    I've downloaded the 'Apple Store Order Status Widget', and am checking it far too frequently. (13 days and counting..)
     
  14. yellowmunky macrumors member

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    can you buy 'higher education' discounted applecare for refurbished items like mbp?

    if the refurbished mbp's have any problems will they be fixed for free under normal one year warranty?

    also why are some people getting theirs quicker than others?

    pay day can't come soon enough !!!
     
  15. dhc macrumors regular

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    Don't think you can.

    Yup, same warranty conditions.

    :rolleyes: Damn fine question! I thought they all had 'shipping in 8 days' status (as of yesterday), but clearly nihilisticmonk has been lucky?!

    *checks order status widget*
     
  16. jamblo macrumors newbie

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    I'm pretty sure I just bought the same MBP, they must have had a couple?

    My total was the same. Didn't read this thread until after I'd pressed buy.

    That was a very spontaneous purchase. Can't quite believe I did it!
     
  17. dhc macrumors regular

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    Has yours been dispatched/delivered?
     
  18. jamblo macrumors newbie

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    No

    Just got email confirmation and now it's gone from the refurb store.

    i'm aware I could have bought something that doesn't exist, but I am prepared to leave it to fait, if I'm meant to get this one then I'm meant to get it, if not I'm sure there will be similar deals along the way!
     
  19. yellowmunky macrumors member

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    Are you sure?

    I the following items in the refurb store now:

    Refurb MacBook Pro 15.4" 1.83GHz /512MB /80GB /SD /AE /BT - Apple Certified for £928.85

    Refurb MacBook Pro 15.4" 2GHz /1GB /100GB /SD /AE /BT - Apple Certified for £1,156.35

    I want to order very soon :)

    Thanks,
     
  20. jamblo macrumors newbie

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    oop, no, i stand corrected, there they are!

    I guess that means I definately got one! :eek: :D
     
  21. dhc macrumors regular

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    I still see them listed, too.
    Incidentally, I opted for the cheaper of the two, and have an expected delivery date of 5th July.
     
  22. jamblo macrumors newbie

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    I have the same date

    But judging by the fact nihilisticmonk's only took three days, it could well be here much sooner.

    They are probably just covering their backs.
     
  23. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone ever called an Apple store and asked if they sell open box/return/refurb units?

    I was all set to buy a refurb Macbook from apple.com for $949, but it said 5-7 days wait before it was shipped.

    Just for funzies I called the closest Apple store (about 45min away) and inquired about open box/return items, if they sold them, and if there was a discount. Wasn't really expecting it, but they do.

    Went last night and picked up my almost new Macbook for $989. Only a few light marks on the casing, which you have to turn and angle in the light to see. Screen and keyboard are flawless. OS had been restored to initial boot up sequence.

    So its worth a try to call. Don't know if they sell open box/return MBP's, but maybe they do.
     
  24. dhc macrumors regular

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    Just had notification that it has shipped! ETA 27/06. (just a shame I'll be working away from home until the 29th..)
     
  25. jamblo macrumors newbie

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    It's here, it's great!

    Anyone else received theirs yet?
     

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