Macbooks now available as refurbs in U.S. online store.

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  1. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

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    Yesterday (6/20/06), only the black macbooks were available as refurbs. Today, all three models were available.

    White/1.83/Combo/60GB
    Regularly $1099
    Refurbished $949

    White/2.00/Super/60GB
    Regularly $1299
    Refurbished $1099

    Black/2.00/Super/80GB
    Regularly $1499
    Refurbished $1299

    Still no sign of the 17" MacBook Pro's in the refurbished store.
     
  2. timswim78 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Also looks like they drop the prices of the refurbished MacBook Pro by $50 for each model.
     
  3. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    can you get the student ipod deal with a refurb?
     
  4. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    I remember someone mentioning no, but I don't know. Just thought I'd throw it out there.
     
  5. timswim78 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. macnvrbck macrumors regular

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    So now they are charging less for the MacBook in the referb store then the old Powerbook G4 12'?!? That does not seem right.

    Brian
     
  7. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    The PB 12 inch has a few thing macbooks don't.
     
  8. tedrjr03 macrumors regular

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    I agree i think that they need to lower there prices
     
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    doubt it.
     
  11. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    my NEW blackbook is mooless...
     
  12. macnvrbck macrumors regular

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    I REALLY want a BlackBook, but just aint as pretty/portable as my 12' Powerbook. Does apple realize they are screwing themseleves not having a portable notebook in aluminum?

    I can sell my Powerbook for what I paid for it and drop 300 bucks for a new black book but it's just not as pretty. boooooo, what to do!
     
  13. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    really, what sucker do you know? :confused:

    I think it's just as nice looking, actually. it's also got 30% more pixels and a much brighter screen; given that I mostly look at the screen and not the casing, that weighs pretty heavily in my book.
     
  14. regre7 macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know of any issues that I might have if I buy a refurb 1.83 MBP and it has some of the common issues? I really don't want to buy AppleCare.

    And does anyone know what "spec" is for cosmetic damage on refurbs?
     
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  16. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

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    I have to agree.
     
  17. regre7 macrumors 6502

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    A thirteen foot laptop would be pretty ludicrous.
     
  18. macnvrbck macrumors regular

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    I already know I need to watch both my grammer and puncuation on this board! You people are more anal than me!!! (oh no, 'more anal', shouldn't that be anally?) Your guys really like to beat people up on here, lol! You are correct, if your going to post, be grammatically correct.

    Anyways.... why are these people spending $1000 on a 12'' Powerbook?
     
  19. sstern1 macrumors member

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    I'm dealing with the same issue. Got a 12" PB that's loaded with everything I need... But for some reason the idea of an isight camera and the intel chip makes me salavate... I'm going to buy one soon. Going back to school in Fall '07, so not sure if I'll buy now or wait until before Fall 07... Any thoughts?
     
  20. sw1tcher macrumors 65816

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    One of which is less bang for the $. :D
     
  21. X5-452 macrumors 6502

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    $1099 for a high end white model? That's insane! But I have to agree, the 12" PowerBook should be cheaper. Especially since the MacBook is a better offer unless you need the connections and ports that the PB comes with.
     
  22. fanbrain macrumors 6502

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    Black Macbooks are gone. I was looking at them, refreshed the page, and they were gone.

    Any insight on the 1.87 MBP and screen/erratic noise issues? That's my next choice but I don't want to buy a computer that's already obsolete and full of problems. I like the MB, but I sit with my back to a huge window, and the glossy screen would bug me. I get paid today, so I'll know what I can spend later on today. Now I just need to get rid of this 1.67 15" PB.
     
  23. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    All models are now gone. :eek: But they will be back soon enough; there are quite enough problematic macbooks out there to keep them well stocked. ;) :cool:
     
  24. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    We've yet to see any refurb MBPs let alone refurb MacBooks in the UK.

    Guess the US lot are hogging them all ;)
     
  25. sethypoo macrumors 68000

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    No, you can't (read the fine print people!) :( :rolleyes:
     

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