Mac Pros up in Refurb Store

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kellen, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. kellen macrumors 68020

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    The intel Xeons are up in the refurb store, along with the refurb Core 2 Duo imacs.

    2.66 is 2199 and the 3.0 is 3299 with the x1900 and 2Gb of ram, both which are 13 and 15% off the price, respectivly.
     
  2. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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  3. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    what are the sources of refurbs, returns, and old model still in stock? what else?

    are there THAT many returns of mac pro already?
    what are the reasons ppl return them? were there something wrong with them?

    sorry... this is still early in the morning:p

    i'm just surprised that the 3.0Ghz version features X1900... how many returns are gonna be like that exactly? considering neither 3.0 nor x1900 was standard
     
  4. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    wow :eek:
     
  5. andrewmulligan macrumors member

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    w00t, good deals.
    shipping is kind of a bummer.
     
  6. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Theres one in the Uk refurb store too. And it is £200 cheaper than another refurb Quad G5 :eek: :confused:
     
  7. thworple macrumors 6502

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    Only 8 days here in the UK - but we only have one model of each of the iMac and Mac Pro.
    Would love to get the Mac Pro, but I might wait till the 3.0Ghz version is up on the UK refurb store, and see how much that is.
     
  8. thworple macrumors 6502

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    The Core2Duo iMac is cheaper than the refurb CoreDuo Edu model!!! Now thats just silly. :eek:
     
  9. kellen thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I was thinking the same thing, but it is for the 17" and the new Core 2 Duo has integrated graphics, a combodrive versus a dedicated graphics card and a superdrive in the Core Duo.

    Nice prices though
     
  10. Garden Knowm macrumors 6502

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    I was told that a REFURB is a computer that was DOA... dead on arrival..

    a customer bought it.. had it repaired 4 times with NO success and then APPLE gives them a new computer and they sell the LEMON as DOA.. that being said..

    i was also told that the REFURBS have a great sucess rate of NOT being retuned.. nearly as good as brand new computers..

    cheers
     
  11. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    I've seen that happen on previous refurb models. The time usually drops to a day or two after only a couple days of being listed. Not sure why though.
     
  12. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    I believe refurbs are a mix of all kinds. Some DOAs as well as '14 day no quabble returns' but who returns a mac? :p
     
  13. thworple macrumors 6502

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    Might be that way in the US, but here in the UK this is how Apple have done it:-

    Refurb iMac 17" 1,83GHz Intel Core Duo /512 /80 /Combo /GMA950 - Apple Certified

    • Save 16% off the original price
    Original price: £852.00 Your price: £718.99 (£611.91 ex VAT)



    Refurb iMac 17" 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo/ 512MB/ 160GB/ SD/ ATIX1600-128MB/ BT/ AP - Apple Certified

    • Save 13% off the original price
    Original price: £799.00 Your price: £699.00 (£594.89 ex VAT)
     
  14. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    but why are DOA and returns so concentrated at the 3.0GHz with X1900? i mean the stock one is understandable, but the other one?... SAY that few returned, but why list that one but not the other ones, say 2.66 with X1900... i bet theres more return on the 2.66 w/ X1900 than the 3.0 counterpart... is 3.0 more prone to DOA by some chance? surely macrumors would have discussed it...
     
  15. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    Shipping

    as per the 30 days thing.......

    I ordered a MacBook (Black completly pimped out with all you could do) from the Referb store yesterday and they said it would be about 15 days before they would even ship it. Then this moring I got a shipping confermation email and my FedEx Estimated Time of Arrival is tomorrow. So, Dont trust everything you read
     
  16. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah guys, I realize the 30 days this is probably EXTREMELY conservative...I just thought it was funny...hence the "ha ha ha ha"
     
  17. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    Chances are that many of the Refurb MacPro were BTO's that suffered issues
    due to the rush through the BTO process itself.

    Loose connections, bad ATI cards, bad RAM, defective HD's and so on.

    Chances are very good that you may end up with extra free RAM upgrades
    if the original order added extra RAM.

    If you're on a tight budget, Refurbs are the way to go and you still get all the benefits of the full factory warranty.
     
  18. jTreu macrumors 6502

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    i wonder if the refrub core duo 1.83 imacs are gonna come down more now that the c2d ones are out, if so i might be tempted to buy one already.
     
  19. Zadillo macrumors 65816

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    I've read that "refurbs" sometimes also include things where the actual computer was never used, but returned for some other reason..... i.e. the packaging was missing some component or other, etc....... the missing part has to be put back in and the box re-sealed, but it can no longer be sold as "new" so it is sold as a refurb instead, even though the actual computer is still brand new.
     

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