Resolved 2011 new vs refurb.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sukai, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. sukai, Jul 1, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2012

    sukai macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2012
    Hey, I've been following this forums for a while now hoping with everyone else of a 2012 imac. I'm still waiting for this month at least, it wont hurt considering i have beej waiting for months now right?

    In the chance of no release this month i will go for the 2011 one. I was just wondering how are the refurbish ones? Planning on geting a new ones but if i get a refurb one i may go for one with ssd for similar pricing of a brand new high end 27' without ssd.

    It will also be my first time experiencing ssd.

    Sorry for any typos, using a mobile device ahaah
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    With a refurb you get the same warranty as new. You can buy apple care and you are covered. You might get the odd blemish or scratch on the unit. However you can't BTO you can only buy whats in the store. So I think getting an SSD is going to be slim. Just check the refurb section regularly and when you see what you want don't hesitate before pulling the trigger. If you snooze you lose. Good luck!
  3. sukai thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2012
    will do check it out. I saw someone who had found a pretty great refurb in the new/refurb thread it got me wondering lol. thanks for the advice.
  4. batmangorden macrumors member


    Mar 5, 2012
    I bought a refurb(I'm typing on it right now.) since beginning of last year 2011.

    Honestly, i'll probably buy refurb for the rest of my life unless i find a better deal on some other store or website. Their is absolutely NO difference between a new one or refurbished one other than a refurb may have used for some time.

    Mine looked BRAND NEW. Of course they change the hard drives out and install new one/s. They also change the power supply. Those two parts are the parts most likely to go out since they are still moving parts, and they replace them with fresh new ones.

    iMac comes in a kinda cheap looking white box, not the nice iMac boxes when you buy them new, but who really cares about the box huh?

    Here's some more info.;) Hope this helps.

    The Apple Online Store is the exclusive provider of Apple Certified Refurbished products and Clearance Items.

    Refurbished Products

    Apple Certified Refurbished Products are pre-owned Apple products that undergo a rigorous refurbishment process prior to being offered for sale. We back these products with our standard one-year limited warranty. For extended coverage, you have the option of purchasing the AppleCare Protection Plan with any Apple Certified Refurbished Mac, iPod or iPad.

    Refurbishment Process

    Each Apple Certified Refurbished Product:

    is fully tested (including full burn-in testing)
    is refurbished with replacement parts for any defective modules identified in testing
    is thoroughly cleaned and inspected
    is repackaged (including appropriate manuals, cables, new boxes, etc.)
    includes the operating software originally shipped with the unit and the custom software offered with that system
    is given a new refurbished part number and serial number
    is placed into a final QA inspection prior to being added to sellable refurbished stock
    Refurbishment procedures follow the same basic technical guidelines as Apple's Finished Goods testing procedures.

    Clearance Items

    Clearance Items are new, unopened products from Apple and other manufacturers offered with special pricing.

    Policies for Refurbished and Clearance Items:

    Sales To End-Users Only
    The Apple Online Store sells and ships refurbished products to end-user customers only.
    Order Assistance
    For products and pricing, Apple Store specialists are available 7 days a week at 1-800-MY-APPLE from 4:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Pacific time. For order status or assistance with an order you have placed, contact Apple Store Customer Service at 1-800-676-2775, Monday - Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., or Saturday - Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific time.
    Corporate Gifting and Rewards
    For orders that exceed nine units, please contact our Corporate Gifting and Rewards Team at 1-877-275-IPOD.
    Return & Refunds Policy
    Apple’s standard Sales and Refunds Policy applies to all refurbished and clearance items. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please call Apple Store Customer Service at 1-800-676-2775 to request a return within 14 calendar days of your receipt of the item.
    Defective Items
    If you discover what you believe is a product defect for an Apple-branded product, please contact an Apple advisor at 1-800-APL-CARE (1-800-275-2273). If you discover what you believe is a product defect for any third-party product, please contact the manufacturer directly for information regarding the manufacturer's warranty.
    No Engraving or Gift Wrapping
    The Apple Online Store does not currently offer engraving or gift wrapping on refurbished products.
  5. sukai thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2012
    thank you for the addedinformation and your personal experience. i'll have to keep my eyes open for one that i like if i do end up getting one. for now i'll wait a couplemore weeks in hope of a new imac.

    thanks again!
  6. PaulKemp macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2009
    Another refurb buyer here. No issues what so ever. Went with the SSD one and would definately buy again. Good luck whatever you choose.

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