Refurbished Macbook

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  1. ichii macrumors 6502

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    I ordered a refurbished Macbook 1.83 ghz with 60gb, I was wondering if anyone has the random shutdown problem with any refurbished Macbooks. Also is it normal for that my estimated delivery date is Oct 12? On my invoice I have estimated ship date is Oct 4 and estimated delivery date is Oct 12. I think that's a bit long about 22 days from when I ordered it.
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    i think the refurbished ones should be fine. Expect bonus upgrades as well :p
     
  3. generik macrumors 601

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    Refurbs are very good deals, scored a 2.0Ghz from the US store (including worldwide delivery) for less than what it'd cost me to get a new 1.83Ghz in Australia.

    Crikey! What a ripper! :mad:
     
  4. ichii thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Did you have any problem with the refurbished Macbook? Rss problems or anything scratch or dent problems?
     
  5. Star Destroyer macrumors 6502

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    Yeah thats a BIG question i have about referbuished products, are they really scratched up? I want to buy a referb iPod and i am kinda worried that they will look like hell..
    So are referbs scratched much?

    also, i doubt they will have any problems that arent 'within specs' otherwise apple couldnt resell them.
     
  6. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

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    Referbs are perfect. They are always scratch free.
     
  7. ichii thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone used the Bill Me Later payment method?
     
  8. ebd.i.am macrumors 6502

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    yes i ordered a reburf macbook 2.0, 512, 60 and it says estimabed ship day is oct 5 and estimated delivery date is oct 10.

    i ordered mine sept 21, that is waay too long ! :rolleyes: 19 days to ship recieve my package? comon apple...
     
  9. ichii thread starter macrumors 6502

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    let's hope with the delay, Apple finally found the solution to the Macbook's problems and we would have a working refurbished MacBook. I live about 2hrs from a Apple store, so I wouldn't want it to mess up and drive there or mail it back and wait weeks to get it back.
     
  10. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    I was wondering if it was a good deal for a refurbished MacBook Pro, I haven't heard about too many people buying them so it was kind of hard to decide whether or not to buy one. The price is right I am just not too sure about the rest of the deal.

    I know this is a little off topic however the Australian Apple Store has Refurnbished iPod Minis for $A100 to $120 and I was wondering if it was a good idea to buy one (my G3 iPod died and I need a new one). :confused:
     
  11. ichii thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The refurbished Macbook I got was $959 they retail for $1099 so about $140 dollar discount.
     
  12. persep macrumors member

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    How can you buy from the apple us store being in Australia? I'm in Spain and when I try to buy something from the usa site it always redirects to the Spanish one?
     
  13. ebd.i.am macrumors 6502

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    mine was 1,099.00 (new 1299.00). i got the refurb white 2.0 with superdrive macbook.
    although with sales tax, recycle fee, expedited shipping -- it was alittle over 1200. :rolleyes:
     
  14. persep macrumors member

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    Good, but I'm in Spain and here Apple doesn't sell refurbished products :( unless somebody probes me wrong
     
  15. ichii thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm wondering if apple repair places would be covered under the apple care warranty? I was searching for any apple repair center close to me and I found two. Hopefully I won't need it though :)
     
  16. discounteggroll macrumors 6502

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    applecare goes only through physical apple retail stores and through applecare over the phone/depot. although authorized service centers can do repairs (which are covered under the warranty) you will be paying for the expenses out of your pocket

    in terms of purchasing a refurb, id instead go into any apple retail store and asking for their refreshed product availability. refreshed means that a customer returned it not because of an issue with the computer, but rather because of something like they got the MB, turns out they wanted a bigger monitor and returned it (getting hit with a restock fee) and upgraded.
     
  17. ichii thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The reason I didn't get a refresh mac, is that there's is not a apple store close to me. That's why I ordered a refurbished one, is that a bad idea? My Macbook wouldn't be shipped til Oct 4, it isn't too late to cancel right? How does apple care work? You call them and they will send you a box to return the Macbook in, but if your Macbook decided to get RSS after 90 days what are the options?
     
  18. ichii thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Update: My macbook is schedule to arrive this Friday, I was wondering how often does FEDex update their tracking site?
     
  19. ebd.i.am macrumors 6502

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    takes them awhile, probably 30-40mins+ till its updated for each stop.

    my update: received my macbook. ITS SO SICK ! i ordered it with 256ram and it came with a GIG. Soo happy with it, refurbs are good deals !
     
  20. bossass macrumors regular

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    Nice, enjoy.
     
  21. ichii thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I checked this morning and it still saying the same thing it on Friday, I hope it's not getting delayed.
    ebd.i.am, so you got a silent update on your macbook? I hope I get that aswell :D
     
  22. The Shady macrumors member

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    macbooks never came with 256mb ram :confused:
     
  23. ichii thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think ebd.i.am mention above that he/she ordered a 512mb with 60 gb hdd. I was wondering what stops does Fedex make? I still have the same message that it's in California. Do they only track where they stop? Is there anyway where I can get a more detailed information on where my Macbook is at?
     
  24. ichii thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Update: It's in Lewisberry PA, I hoping I'm getting it today; even though the estimated arrival is this Friday.
     
  25. ebd.i.am macrumors 6502

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    ya 512 woops.
    1gig is nice but 2 is needed i can already tell.
     

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