Refurbished 2011 Air??

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Bmaintz, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2010
    Austin, Texas
    I have been checking the refurbished for the Air but only see the older 2010 release so far...
    Any idea when the 2011 (i5) release will start showing up??
  2. macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    10 days ago. Use to track availability of refurb models you want.
  3. macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    They show up for very short times. Gotta be quick on the trigger....
  4. macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2006
    I've seen them a few times..I would suggest checking once in the morning and once in the afternoon. I was after a base Mac Mini and found that to be the easiest way..
  5. macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    I have a friend who only buys Apple refurbs. They're great.

    Having decided to get a current MBA, he knew they'd go fast. Finally he grabbed one last week. He said he was checking every couple of hours for three days before he was successful.
  6. macrumors regular

    May 23, 2005
    They appeared in the UK refurb store in early Nov, though the ship time was 2-3 weeks at the time. Mine arrived a couple of weeks ago and I'm VERY pleased with it :D
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ditto. sends you an email when the model you want comes into stock. A warning, though, there are vultures that have programs checking the refurb store 24/7, refreshing every few seconds. Often a hot model will be sold out even before you get the email.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2011
    Yep. I guess I was one of those vultures yesterday. I had been waiting for base 13" 2011 MBAs to show up in the refurb store for several days. I randomly refreshed the page yesterday afternoon and there they were, so I grabbed one (at $1099, plus tax). The email from RefurbMe showed up about 15 minutes later.
  9. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Most Of The Very Few

    That do come up are snapped up for obvious reasons. My guess would be that many of them will have had SSD issues....You are getting a brand new machine with a brand new SSD in it.

    I couldn't wait, and bought mine in August. Over time, more will appear, It's a case of persistence and jumping quickly when they do show up.
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2006
    Laurel, MD (Baltimore, MD / Washington, DC area)
    heh, me too. with my past two MacBook Pro computers and my Mac Mini.

    Wow, it took that long for the new MacBook Air to start showing up in refurb store? When did they come out?

    I want to grab one to replace my wife's 1.6Ghz MacBook air that she got in 2009 which has been horrible. Plan to in the next month or so. I heard the new ones were a lot better. I hope they aren't refreshed soon.

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