13.3" in the Refurb Store!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by accountforit, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. accountforit macrumors 6502a

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    Some decent deals there posted this morning if anyone was waiting.

    I grabbed mine!
     
  2. titans1127, Jan 27, 2014
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    titans1127 macrumors 6502a

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    Now I am torn between getting a new one for $1399 from microcenter tomorrow or buy refurb from apple for $1269 and wait a few days for it to ship.

    I have a 15" non-retina refurb last year that I will be replacing and the computer has been perfect from day 1.

    EDIT: Couldn't resist so I ordered the refurb and using the savings to buy a carbon fiber skin and a USB 3.0 external enclosure for my time machine backup.
     
  3. jvwinn macrumors newbie

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    Just my luck, I had the 13" rMBP I wanted but sold before I made the decision to buy. Anyone know how often the refurb store is updated?
     
  4. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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    In the UK store a rMBP 13/128GB/i5/8GB is £889 as opposed to £1099 new and a rMBP 15/256/i7/8GB is £1439 as opposed to £1699

    Barney
     
  5. accountforit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Refurbs sell pretty quick. They are basically new with full warranties so they don't last long. There were 6+ configurations earlier. Now there are 2 left.

    They post new ones as they become available. Just check back each day. I have been watching the store for 1-2 weeks and only saw the lowest base model listed, and sold, before today.
     
  6. jvwinn macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I'll definitely check back. Been wanting to upgrade for months now.
     
  7. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

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    Well you guys convinced me to part a good chunk of my savings and pull the plug on the 13" 2.6ghz i5 512GB model with 8GB Ram. I wanted to go 16GB but this was $500 cheaper. It was hard to justify spending 2k+ on a new comp even though I plan to keep it 5 years.

    Just hope I didn't make a mistake because watch the 16GB show up in the refurb section now.

    btw I'm coming from an old 2006 core duo black book. So this should be a big upgrade ;)
     
  8. SavMBP15 macrumors 6502

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    The 16GB has been in the refurb section as well. Only $129 more than the one you got. It was there at the same time as the others today, but sold out in about 1 hour. Check back on Friday.
     
  9. Tmdlkwd macrumors member

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    For your configuration, what did you pay?
     
  10. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

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    $1,533
    Or $1,655.32 after California sales tax.

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    Doh I knew I should have waited. I saw the 13" i7 16gb 1tb model too so I wondered about it but decided to go ahead anyways.

    Figures the Apple store is down atm.
     
  11. accountforit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, it was $1699 ($170 more). They just had another one listed there but it sold immediately.

    The 8gb version (same specs) is $1529.
     
  12. Tmdlkwd macrumors member

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    The 2.6/16gb/1tb was in there just now $2119, for those interested
     
  13. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I think I'm going to send my 8GB back. Problem is I don't have the money to cover another order in the meantime besides the likelihood of getting my hands on the 16GB is going to be very hard. Sheesh :apple:
     
  14. titans1127 macrumors 6502a

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    Mine came today, got the mid range 13 in with 8 gigs of RAM and 256 SSD. Outside looks like brand new. Not a single scratch. Came with a samsung SSD, currently getting 730 read and 670 write. For the $1269 price, I feel like I got a real steal. Feels just as fast as the mid-2012 15" cMBP I was previously using.
     
  15. accountforit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Mine came today (2.6 / 8gb / 512). Mine is flawless and has the Samsung SSD. No image retention or any other problems with the screen. I even ran the checkerboard test.

    I was considering sending it back and paying more for the 16gb version before it came today. After seeing it and having no other issues, I am keeping it. For the very rare occasion I would need more than 8gb (and pay more money), I would rather not pass up this perfect unit.
     
  16. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I have a feeling that could very well wind up happening to myself as well. Although I hadn't planned on opening it and mine is supposed to come Tuesday. I suspect its going to be very hard to get another one anytime soon if not downright impossible expecially the 16gb version I'm after.

    I'm fine with 8gigs for now just can see it becoming a problem in the future. Of course if these things had upgradable memory it wouldn't be an issue.
     
  17. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    There are some good deal up there now. I want a 2.8 but there is not a 16gb option... I know in the past some people have gotten surprise upgrades. Too bad, 2.8 is the one I want.
     
  18. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

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    Seems like everyone is after 16gb options :D
     
  19. accountforit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Mainly because the lack of an option to upgrade makes them insecure; not because they actually need it (most people).
     
  20. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

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    You know besides the insecurity thing I actually wonder if its possible that it could be costing apple a few sales amongst the more tech oriented group(like those on this site) as people try and hold out for 16gb. Its even hard to get them brand new as it seems to be rarely carried at the retail stores as well being a BTO option and all.

    But then again I'm sure its not noticeable since the general consumer doesn't usually care about specs.

    BTW I'm a little surprised the refurbs that showed up again yesterday in store haven't sold out yet. Maybe its a sign they are starting to become more available. Still haven't seen the 2.6ghz i5/512/16gb show up myself yet though.
     
  21. accountforit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That configuration has been in the refurb store every day this week. They sell fast. It was there early afternoon today.
     
  22. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

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    maybe this is a sign I'm meant to keep my 8gb when I get it ;) I seriously doubt I'll be lucky enough to be online the moment it becomes available.

    I may be needing to run VM's in about a years time though. Plus I intend to do some light gaming(mostly l4d 2) on it. One reason why I worry about only having 8gb. :apple: bit me before with the 32-bit 64-bit transition. I got my last mac months before the change. I can easily see a 16gb requirement to be able to run OS X a few years from now.

    decisions decisions :D

    btw I've been meaning to ask did you have yours shipped to store or home? I wonder if it would have been faster with the store option as there's an official Apple store half a block from my house.
     
  23. accountforit thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    In a few years you are going to want a new computer so you shouldn't really need to consider that.



    I had mine shipped to my home.
     
  24. mrweirdo, Jan 31, 2014
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    mrweirdo macrumors 6502

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    Haha yes! I'm actually amazed that I was able to milk this last one for almost 8 years even though it was stuck on snow leopard and didn't run a lot of newer software I wanted. I did have to replace the display panel on it recently though. Also went through 3 logic boards right out the gate with it luckily under applecare. Hoping I will have better luck with this one.

    I've become impatient with the shipping wait lol
     
  25. mrweirdo, Feb 3, 2014
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    mrweirdo macrumors 6502

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    Well finally saw the 16gb about an hour ago(9:03am) myself. Your right though they sell fast I managed to get it into my cart only to hit the calculate sales tax button then it was sold out. Probably sold in about a minutes time!
     

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