Apple Begins Selling Certified Refurbished 16-Inch MacBook Pro Models

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Apple has begun selling certified refurbished 16-inch MacBook Pro models through its online store in the United States for the first time since the notebook was released in November 2019. All of the refurbished configurations are discounted by 15 percent compared to the equivalent brand new models.


Apple says refurbished 16-inch MacBook Pro models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged with a 96W USB-C power adapter and USB-C cable in the box. In our view, a refurbished MacBook Pro is virtually indistinguishable from a brand new model, so this represents a good opportunity for savings.

Keep in mind that third-party resellers frequently offer better deals than Apple's refurbished prices, so be sure to monitor our deals roundup.

A refurbished MacBook Pro comes with Apple's standard one-year warranty effective on the date the notebook is delivered. The warranty can be extended to three years from the refurbished purchase date with AppleCare+ for Mac, which costs $379 for the 16-inch MacBook Pro in the United States.

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dmylrea

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Ever since Apple "refurbished" their Refurbished site, it is terribly bad to navigate and find what you want.

Even sorting by price does not work and the prices are all scrambled. It used to be so easy to see all the included specs for each unit and now you cannot see that without looking at each one individually.

A step backwards if you ask me.
 

centauratlas

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Ever since Apple "refurbished" their Refurbished site, it is terribly bad to navigate and find what you want.

Even sorting by price does not work and the prices are all scrambled. It used to be so easy to see all the included specs for each unit and now you cannot see that without looking at each one individually.

A step backwards if you ask me.
I just went there, hit "Price: High to Low" for the MBP 16. The first one is 2799, then 2459, 2379, then 2889, 2379, 3649...seemingly random. Perhaps sit is sorting by price within specific configs, but if so, I can't tell how that is working.
 

compwiz1202

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I just went there, hit "Price: High to Low" for the MBP 16. The first one is 2799, then 2459, 2379, then 2889, 2379, 3649...seemingly random. Perhaps sit is sorting by price within specific configs, but if so, I can't tell how that is working.
Same garbage happens on Best Buy and I think Amazon. I thought we learned number sorting in like Kindergarten.
 
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SMC23

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If only my CC would extend the warranty coverage on a refurb I would just go for it for the extra savings.
 

Relentless Power

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That seems rather quick for Apple. I wonder if they had a lot of returns?
That was my initial thought too. Usually depending on the popularity the product, it can take up to over a year before you start seeing refurbished Apple products. The only thing I can think of, is that they may have a lower-number of refurbished units before they sell out rather quickly versus like the Apple Watch, where they may have ~7000 refurbished units available.
 

ersan191

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You have to look at the base models if you want reasonable pricing, all those other ones are jacked up for some reason.

They're not terrible, but sales tax drives them up so much that I'd rather just buy them new from someone out of state.
 
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Freeangel1

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WOW. goes up to $5100 for top of the line refurbished. lots of money
I have a 2017 MacBook Pro

But I bought a Thinkpad P72 laptop with intel xeon processor and a 4k 17 inch screen and LOVE IT!
only costs me $1600 refurbished and has tons of expansion and 100 percent upgradable and repairable .
 
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MRrainer

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I think it's time Apple offered a longer warranty than three years. There should be the possibility to have a five year warranty on these. At least, if you spec out a custom build with i9 or a larger SSD.

I currently don't have a MBP - does anyone know how much the trade in is for MBP 2016 bought in early 2017?
 

cmaier

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I think it's time Apple offered a longer warranty than three years. There should be the possibility to have a five year warranty on these. At least, if you spec out a custom build with i9 or a larger SSD.

I currently don't have a MBP - does anyone know how much the trade in is for MBP 2016 bought in early 2017?
Interesting that they recently added the option to renew apple care on iphones and ipads via subscription. Wonder if they’ll do that for macs at some point.
 

Relentless Power

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I think it's time Apple offered a longer warranty than three years. There should be the possibility to have a five year warranty on these. At least, if you spec out a custom build with i9 or a larger SSD.

I currently don't have a MBP - does anyone know how much the trade in is for MBP 2016 bought in early 2017?
I feel three years is pretty sufficient. Not that these machines can’t last longer than three years without experiencing any issues, but I would also think within three years depending on the usage, you would know if you anything short-falls with the device for Potential failures/recalls, etc..

That said, I could see Apple offering a longer warranty as you noted, Perhaps they could offer three years to the buyer Included with the purchase, but if the customer wants an extended warranty past that [As in 5 years], it would be for an additional purchase Out of pocket.
 

AustinIllini

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I feel three years is pretty sufficient. Not that these machines can’t last longer than three years without experiencing any issues, but I would also think within three years depending on the usage, you would know if you anything short-falls with the device for Potential failures/recalls, etc..

That said, I could see Apple offering a longer warranty as you noted, Perhaps they could offer three years to the buyer Included with the purchase, but if the customer wants an extended warranty past that [As in 5 years], it would be for an additional purchase Out of pocket.
Yeah, like, you could see them doing what they do with cars. The extended warranty would be an additional fee and wouldn't cover certain items the original warranty covers.