Refurbs in Apple Retail Stores

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bigrell486, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

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    Hello everyone, I was just wondering if anyone no whether or not the Apple Retail Stores carry Refurbished products. I would much rather pick one up in person than wait for it.
     
  2. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Refurb, I don't think so. I was once asked if I wanted to buy a display model for a nice discount though. No harm in asking.
     
  3. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple stores do sell ReFreshed products. These can be Store Demo's or customer returns. They are inspected wiped clean digitally and physically. ReFresh is a great way to save lots of money. I bought my powerbook battery refreshed for 79.99 because someone bought it for the wrong notebook.
     
  4. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Whatever you do, don't buy a demo model. They are abused like all hell.
     
  5. generik macrumors 601

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    Can't you get to inspect it first? Are they covered by standard 1 year warranty?
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    They usually have a table of refreshed products available in the store on (IIRC) the last Saturday of the month. This is a great time to pick up some accessories like cables, speakers etc... as the discounts can be substantial..

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  7. bloodycape macrumors 65816

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    My MBP and ibook are both refreshed and I haven't had a problem with them yet. I got them at very good discount price. What I did was call all the stores in my area with in reasonable driving distance and would ask if they have an open box item in what I am looking for. I called 6 different stores at least and 1 of them only said they do open box items and the end of the month while the rest have them in the back somewhere.
     
  8. bigrell486 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Discount?

    Just curious, But aproximately how much of a discount are we talking here? :rolleyes:
     
  9. balamw Moderator

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    I saw a last rev 14" iBook G4 on the table a few months back (pre MacBook) for ~$950, which seemed like a good price. Many of the accessories were close to 50% off, like a miniDVI to VGA adapter for $7.95 instead of $14.95.

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  10. Hytower77 macrumors regular

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    I was going to mention this too. You can call your local (Closest) store and ask when they will have one. I've never done that, but some folks say that you can find out that way.
     

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