Refurb Purchasing Questions

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by tsk, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. tsk macrumors 6502a

    tsk

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    I'm seriously considering the purchase of a refurb and had a few questions.

    First, what's the day Apple lists the refurbs for sale?

    Second, are there are stores besides the Apple that I can purchase a refurb from?

    Finally is there any price protection on the refurbs?

    Thanks
     
  2. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

    mrgreen4242

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    I'd like to know if Apple retail stores carry any refurbs as well. Anyone?

    Rob
     
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    1) as they become available. check often...

    2) some stores carry discontinued products... smalldog electronics have some deals. check dealmac.com. it's a good site.

    3) i don't think so. they are already discounted so... outside of loose 10 day or so policy, i am not sure if apple offers any kind of protection at all. afaik, if someone who's ticked off because they just bought a brand new machine a few days ago call to complain about an update, they may give some discount or upgrade, but i don't think you can expect the same purchasing a refurb...
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I am 95% certain there is no price protection on the refurbs. Most of them are basically new, so I guess they figure the refurb price is good enough.
     
  5. discoforce macrumors 6502a

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    Smalldog Electronics just received their quarterly shipment of refurb computers, so they have a relatively high number of them. In general, they seem to trickle in a few here and there.

    I'm going today to get my 15 PB!!!! :D
     
  6. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601

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    Kinda stinks that they area selling refurb 15" PBooks for the same price as a new one with educational discount. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Snowblind macrumors newbie

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    Getting to Refurbs

    If you go to the online Apple store, scroll down and you will see a an area that says "special deals" right next to a reg tag with the word "save" on it. Click in that area and you will be rerouted to the refurbs. Smalldog.com always have refurbs in stock, I think Macmall.com might have some too, but I'm not sure about that. :)
     

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