15" 2016 TB MBP models now available on Apple's Refurbished Store

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  1. HeyGreggie macrumors 65816

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    And the irony is I JUST placed my order for a BRAND NEW ONE before 5pm today. Literally couldn't make this up. Friend works at Apple so I got a fairly reasonable discount but imagine if I would've waited three more hours. [​IMG]
     
  2. logicstudiouser thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh no, that's too bad. But, the refurbished discounts aren't too major and you say said you already got a discount so you probably didn't spend too much more then you would have anyway. You always have that 14 day window if the difference is worth the hassle.
     
  3. HeyGreggie macrumors 65816

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    Yeah bro it was a bit of a bummer but honestly I ended up getting those specs above for 2708.94 including two day shipping and tax included so I think I made out pretty good. Bummer is I could've actually got a refurbished one with a better Radeon for the 2900 but not sure if Apple employee discounts work on refurbs.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. logicstudiouser thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Looks like you paid the same price as the refurbished model. Nice discount on the new one. With these 2016 MBPs priced the way they are, you have got to take what you can get. lol
    As for the better Radeon card, tough call. Haven't used any of the 2016 15" models yet. Depends what you are going to be using your computer for. Is it worth the extra $170(455 pro)-250(460 pro), it may or may not be.
     
  5. Mr. Dee macrumors 65816

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    Quite a number of returns, but looking at the cost, you might as well buy brand new.
     
  6. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    Anyone have experience with refurb'd MBPs? How is the quality compared to brand new? Does it come in a new retail box?
     
  7. LethalOptical macrumors member

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    Some tempting configurations listed, anyone know how the Radeon Pro 460 has been holding up? I know users were experiencing some issues but I haven't seen any posts saying performance improved.
     
  8. caramelpolice macrumors regular

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    Haven't had any issues with my 460.
     
  9. Mindinversion macrumors 6502

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    Ditto.
     
  10. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    I got a brand new 460, and on the first startup I had a rainbow burst screen for a few seconds. After that setup completed normally and the computer performed well, generally. But, I did feel like I hung more often than usual with the spinning beach ball, just doing some simple tasks like switching safari tabs. I sent it back.

    Overall though, it seemed fine. It does run hotter than the base 450, but so does the 455. Battery life is also slightly less than the base 450.
     
  11. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    Looks like some pretty decent deals. I have the 15" 2.7/1TB/460 model. It was $3299 new and $2799 on the refurb site. Pretty good discount.

    I've purchased refurbs in the past. Never had a problem with any of them. They all look new and the laptops have always had battery cycles at or around 0.
     
  12. LethalOptical macrumors member

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    After adding a 15in TB to my cart I try to add AppleCare for purchase as well but I get pop up in the screenshot I uploaded. Any reason as to why?
     

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  13. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    Don't worry about it. Delete AppleCare and buy it later.

    Since AppleCare for a MacBook does not cover accidental damage you can always get it at a later data during your original warranty period. Some people get it at discount from Amazon.
     
  14. LethalOptical macrumors member

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    VERY cool, I will do that & thank you for the tip!
     
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  16. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    I wonder how many of these are from our forum members who have returned.
     
  17. thesaint024 macrumors 6502a

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    Haha. I'm sure every one of the returns to Apple is documented on MR. People who returned are definitely not quiet about it.
     
  18. john123 macrumors 68000

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    Been waiting for this. Bought one. 2.6/16/512/460. I'll happily take the better graphics card over the extra 0.1Ghz. Wish they'd had a 2.6/16/512/450, but oh well. This gives me 14 days to see if I can adjust to the keyboard, miss my function keys terribly, etc. If not, I'll keep using my old one.

    I'm surprised at some of you saying the refurb discount isn't that much. I think it's pretty substantial. And while I wouldn't go with refurbs from pretty much any other manufacturer, I've found the Apple ones to be top-notch. The only downside in sales tax from Apple, but that's mostly offset using the 5% Discover Deals (and I'd use Discover anyway for the extra 1 year of warranty).
     
  19. medulla macrumors regular

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    Does this mean if it was just bought from B&H it can't be returned?
     

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  20. turbineseaplane macrumors 68020

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    Refurb prices are more in line with what the retail prices should be to begin with IMO.
     
  21. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    There's a 14-day return window at any authorized dealer.
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    Haven't heard of any problems specific to the 460, i.e. that don't also happen with the others.
     
  22. jrm27 macrumors 6502

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    I wish there were some of the 2015 models showing up on the refurb!
     
  23. MrGuder macrumors 68020

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    Right they don't accept returns on opened computer boxes. That's why I'd never order from them.
     
  24. john123 macrumors 68000

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    They show up occasionally. You just have to keep checking—or use one of the sites that tracks refurb stock and set up an alert.
     

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