Anyone bought a refurbised Macbook at Hong Kong Apple?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MarvinHC, May 25, 2014.

  1. MarvinHC macrumors 6502a

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    As per the title,

    I am seriously tempted by some of the refurbished offers on apple.com/hk

    I have read in many threads here that refurbished are a great way of saving money and you get a basically new machine. But I was wondering if this also holds true for the Apple store in HK. So if anyone here has experience please share.

    On other thought that has come to my mind: The single biggest risk to a Macbook apart from dropping it seems to be liquid damage. If I buy a refurb, can I be sure that there is no prior liquid damage? Do they actually open all the Macbooks (Air/Pro) before reselling them?

    Thanks for giving me some piece of mind!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Apple refurbished products are considered by most to be a very good deal, as they're pretty much like buying a new Mac, except for the box.
    Click the link in that quote for more details on the refurbishment process.
    • Apple Certified Refurbished Products are available online from the Apple Refurb Store and are not sold in local Apple stores
    • Educational discounts do not apply to refurb products.
    • Refurb products come with the same warranty as new products, and qualify for AppleCare
    • Refurb products have a changed serial number that identifies them as refurbished
    • Refurb products come with whatever OS version and software they originally shipped with as new
    • Refurb products come with the same items in the box as new products, only the box is a plain one, not the new box.
    • A refurb product could have some cosmetic signs of prior use, but rarely do
    • A refurb Mac notebook may have some cycles on the battery, but not a significant enough amount to affect usable life
    • The refurb store inventory changes frequently, sometimes several times a day, and doesn't have any direct relation to upcoming product releases. What's available in the refurb store is determined by what has been returned to Apple.
    • If you're looking for a particular item, refurb.me can alert you when it becomes available.
     
  3. MarvinHC thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks GGJ, I know in general what refurbs are. But my question is specific to Hong Kong. I am just wondering if the standards there are at the same level as in the United States.

    So really nobody here who has bought refurbished in HK??
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, Apple refurbs are handled the same way worldwide. There is no difference between refurbs in Hong Kong, the U.S., Europe, etc.
     

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