Just wondering about Apple's refurbs

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by manosaurus, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. manosaurus macrumors 6502

    manosaurus

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    How are there still iMac G5's, PB's and iB's under the refubished mac section on the Apple site? Where are these older macs coming from? Lemon law returns? It has been nearly a year since Apple has sold PB's and iMac G5's.

    Also, the refurb 12"PB goes for more than the refurb black MB. :confused:
     
  2. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    well i can answer the second part.

    some people are still willing to pay a premium for super-portability! For some, the MacBook is just too big.
     
  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    And, the powerbook has a video card...and is pro model compared to iBook- whereas macbook pro is pro, but macbook is not
     
  4. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    plus Apple refurbs have never really followed a logical pricing scheme in regards to past generations vs. newer computers, it seems.
     
  5. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Now this is a great deal.

    For $100 more.
    Processor bump from CD to C2D.
    RAM bump from 512 to 1GB
    Built-in iSight.
     

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  6. buffalo macrumors 65816

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    the Core Duo iMac also has an iSight, so your paying for Core 2 Duo and more RAM.
     
  7. phungy macrumors 68020

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    I see. I didn't click on the "Learn More" and just based it off what it said on the Refurb page.
     
  8. Mac'Mo macrumors 6502a

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    i think they might be from ppl who had problems and returned them but didn't opt for a replacement but a full refund
     

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