Refurb MBP's already, that was fast.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by asencif, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. asencif macrumors 6502

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    Just checked the refurb store and noticed that both MBP models are already available. This is quite fast for a new model to be on available for sale on the refurb store. I wonder if this will now be a new trend or just that there were a lot of bad MBP's returned or just simply returned.
     
  2. danny_w macrumors 601

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    From the looks of things here and on the Apple forum, it looks like quite a few people have had problems and returned their MBPs.
     
  3. kretzy macrumors 604

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    It'll be all of the returns they've had. It's true what they say about Rev As...
     
  4. dcv macrumors G3

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    We don't have any Intel machines in the UK refurb store yet but Regent Street had a whole load of refreshed Intel iMacs and a couple of the Intel Mac Minis last weekend. Those were basically customer returns, being sold with a 10% discount.
     
  5. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

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    There were Rev E Powerbooks in the refurb section just a couple weeks after they were released. They have the notorious screen banding problem. My Rev D 12" Powerbook is less than a year old and has had a hard drive failure, a scrollpad malfunction, and the latch broke.

    I'm not sure where the "Rev A is bad, later Revs are better" line of thought came from. It's better to say that every new computer, regardless of revision, will have it's own set of problems.

    I have a Rev A MBP, and it's great.
     
  6. Mord macrumors G4

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    i may have to get in on some of that action when i go pick up my 23" ACD :D.
     
  7. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm, can't wait for some Intel Mini refurb's to arrive.
     
  8. dcv macrumors G3

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    For future reference, they usually put the refreshed items out for sale on the last weekend of the month.
     
  9. asencif thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hmm...Makes me want to go check out the Apple Store here in NYC this week to see if any refreshed items are out.
     
  10. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    Yes! And most importantly...they're below the student educationd discount! *does a happy dance*. This is really exciting for me! :D
     
  11. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

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    Still need to pay tax. You sure you don't want to just buy it from Amazon?
     
  12. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Amazon: $1999 - $150 rebate = $1849
    Apple Refurb: $1699 + $97.69 tax = $1796.69

    Yeah it's a refurb, but I actually might feel better about the quality on a refurb given what problems brand new MBPs have had.
     
  13. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

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    don't forget the $31.xx for the a9 discount, as well as the 3% rewards for using an Amazon Visa.
     

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