Any difference with buy refurbished?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thetruth1985, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. thetruth1985 macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2010
    I am thinking about buying a refurbished Macbook Air for my wife from Since it's a gift, I was curious to know if it came with the original box and all the original accessories that one would get it if it were purchased from a regular apple store. I can't seem to located this info from the apple website. Thanks!
  2. kellen macrumors 68020


    Aug 11, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Comes in a brown box, not the usual apple white box. But it does have all the regular accessories and such. Warranty is the same at 1 year.

    It is a great way to save some cash.
  3. thetruth1985 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2010
  4. deadkennedy macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2010
    Friend of mine had huge problems. It didn't work ok and had to eventually change it. Warranty is there luckily.
  5. Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

    Mr. Chewbacca

    Apr 27, 2010
    Dallas TX
    It goes through a more strict QC process. Many people on this forum, including myself, feel they are more likely to be free of defects.

    Go for it

    Sent from my referb iPad
  6. Cheerwino macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2011
    I always try to buy refurbished first from the Apple Store. Like Chewie said, I think it has a better chance of working. And I've never received anything that looked less than brand new in original packaging, this included Macbook Pro, iMac, and iPod shuffles for gifts.

    Tell your wife you're taking her out to a fancy dinner with the money you saved and she'll be fine! :D
  7. iPhoneCollector macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2010
    Just buy the refb version and if its bad return it and get a new one.
  8. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2010
    i've had my refurbed MBP for a year a half now - absolutely no problems
  9. DustyLBottoms macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2009
    Only difference is they are cheaper.

    And you can't customize them.
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Apple Certified Refurbished Products
    MacRumors Guides: Apple Refurbished Store

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  11. DustyLBottoms macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2009

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