2017 15" MBP: Is Woot/Amazon the best deal? Is it covered by the 4 year keyboards warranty?

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  1. Appledoesnotlisten, Dec 4, 2018
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    Appledoesnotlisten macrumors member

    Appledoesnotlisten

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    I am shopping for an entry level 15" 2017 on the deal and it seems that refurbished from Woot ( Amazon) is currently the best deal ($1646 with tax). However, I do not trust Amazon refurbishing process and am afraid that it does not come with the 4 year warranty on the keyboard.

    Please advise:
    1) Do Woot refurbished ones come with a new battery?
    2) Are they covered with the 4 year keyboard warranty from Apple?
    3) Is it really the best deal?
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    The STRONGEST advice I can offer:

    Do not, do not, DO NOT buy ANY "refurbished" Mac from ANYONE except Apple itself.

    Buy one from the Apple online refurb store.
    Might cost a little more, but that way you KNOW what you're getting.

    "that is all..."
     
  3. Donnation macrumors demi-god

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    I bought a refurbished device from Woot one time, and I'll never buy one again from them. Refurbished to them is wiping the machine off and erasing the drive. I ordered a 15" refurb 2015 from them last year and it was described as "looks brand new." I can tell you it looked like trash. Scratches all over and a big dent in the casing. It was my last time buying off of Woot. They are a pain to deal with doing a return as well as they fought me initially on taking it back. Just my two cents.
     
  4. Plutonius macrumors 604

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    Any 2017 MacBook Pro should be covered by the four year keyboard warranty no matter where it was bought. I would still check with Apple though.

    That being said, I agree with @Fishrrman that people should never buy a refurbished 2017 or earlier MacBook Pro from anyone but Apple.

    I would also never buy a refurbished 2018 MacBook Pro from anyone (really good chance you will get one with the T2 fault).
     
  5. Appledoesnotlisten thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys.
    I just canceled my order. I had placed it based on a number of positive Woot reviews, but figured that the $300 difference is not worth the potential headache.
     

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