Refurbished 11.6 Macbook Air - A Short Review

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Hongolia, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2010
    From browsing the forums, I noticed many people are antsy about buying a refurbished Mac product. I have purchased several refurbs from Mac (Mac Mini, Time Capsule) and now a new Macbook Air. I've decided to post for those of you sitting on the fence about buying a refurb. I attached some pics so you know what you'll be getting.

    As you can see, it sent in a standard shipping box. Upon opening the box, the accessories are packaged in a neat box. The prize is just below, well wrapped in a protective plastic film. When examined carefully, there are no dents scratches, or any other cosmetic issues.

    From a computer standpoint, I have had zero issues with the Macbook Air so you guys can read actual computer reviews elsewhere.

    Overall, I highly recommend to those of you thinking about buying a refurb to go for it. Save a few bucks (I spent mine on a bag and skin for the Air) and enjoy your new computer.

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  2. macrumors regular


    Jun 7, 2008
    I agree with you 100%....I got mines on Monday and cant put it down. The box isn't anything fancy but I really don't care. Save yourself a few hundred bucks and get a refurb. :)
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010
    Same here..well packaged...order a 11" base with 4gb on wednesday night with standard free shipping. Arrived on friday afternoon.

    Looks good. A speck or two in the bezel. Works well. Neat little computer to add to my iMac, MBP and 2 ipads.

    Probable sell the iPad i use around the house. Will keep the iPad with unlimited G3 in my briefcase.

    Screen looks better here that in the Apple store. That was a pleasant surprise.
  4. macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    I thought about getting a refurbished MBA from also. But it came out to be only about 30 bucks cheaper after tax and shipping than a brand new one from amazon. So I ended up buying the one from amazon.
  5. macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2008
    can i ask where your 11 mba shipped from? I ordered the 11 mba refurb wed night too and it has yet to reach CA from PA =/
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010

    Pa...I live right next door
  7. macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2008
    damn.. guess i gotta wait over this long weekend to play with it. thanks!
  8. macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    Got refrubished MBA 11.6 with everything maxed out. It only cost me 1060 dollars + 6% tax. Couldn't be more happier. Awesome computer.
  9. macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    My rev C MBA was a refurb and it was as you described. I would not hesitate to buy an Apple refurb again. The only reason I did not get a refurb new MBA was that I couldn't wait for the refurbs to be available. A refurb from Apple is always a great choice!
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2008
    How did you manage that?? The 11" ultimate is 1189 in the Refurb store...
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010
    he called in and got a great deal...
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2008

    Lol seriously?? Apple doesn't haggle on the phone and trust me I have tried. Im gonna have to see some proof to believe this one...
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2010
    thats's what he claims...he posted he had to spend an hour on the phone with a saleperson.

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