refurbished boxes

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by zane, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. zane macrumors 6502

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    Do refurbished apple products come in the original box or just a boreing brown box ewwwwwwww.
     
  2. rfoap macrumors member

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    A refurb iMac G5 I bought one time came in a brown box ... my guess is that they all do!
     
  3. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    All refurbs come in a brown box. New boxes are for....new items. ;)
     
  4. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Brown box and i dont get why people are eew about it. You're buying the product not the box....well my view anyways
     
  5. zane thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah but the boxes are very pretty and increase resale value.
     
  6. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah so you can't buy a refurb and resell it as "new."
     
  7. tjcampbell macrumors 6502a

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    They only increase the "resale" value by about 20 dollars, pounds whatever. It's not that important. Besides. Be clever and state "original packaging". Ooh, I should be a politician.
    Truth is, buy for now, don't sweat the resale crap. Seriously. If you smoke, smoke in your house. Enjoy the damn thing and worry about that bridge when you cross it.
    x
     
  8. dcv macrumors G3

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  9. OllyW Moderator

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    My PowerMac G5 came in the original box with a big bright green "refurbished" label.
     
  10. zane thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i dont care that much about resale i just like apple boxes sheesh.
     
  11. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    My iPod came in a brown box, i didn't know that Apple ships original packaging sometimes, but I think that is a rarity. The large majority of boxes are just plain brown.
     
  12. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    I saved over $400 on my PowerBook with a refurb. Needless to say, I didn't care about the brown box!
     

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