Apple Pulled all 2016 MBP Refurbs from Website

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  1. lambertjohn macrumors 6502

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    Wonder what's up. Any opinions? This morning there were tons. Now there's none. Surely they didn't sell out in one day??
     
  2. BuCkDoG macrumors 6502

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    They most likely want you to buy the newer versions and give them more money instead of you figuring out it wasn't much of an update and spending less money to buy a refurb. Just my opinion though I could be dead wrong.
     
  3. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    Wow. I noticed yesterday they reduced the discounts on them to 8% or so too prior to pulling them. I'm sure they'll return eventually. Best bet is to go to third party sellers who may be putting units on clearance.
     
  4. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    The base model 2015 ( for $1699 ) is gone now too. :(
     
  5. duervo macrumors 68000

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    ... or people could have thought, "what a crappy update for 2017. Guess I'll buy a refurb 2016." After all, there were at least a few threads just on these forums alone from people that were wondering if they should return their 2016 and wait for WWDC, and then get a refurb if the update sucked.

    I'm more inclined to believe that theory, rather than some sort of conspiracy.
     
  6. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    I doubt literally every configuration got sold out though at the exact same time. If it was that, they'd disappear slowly one by one.
     
  7. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    They don't tell us on the refurb site whether there is 1 or 100 of each configuration.

    So it's very possible that they only had a few machines available and 10 people bought them out.

    I was on there yesterday too. I decided the minimal reduction in price still wasn't worth it. But it's possible that 10 people disagreed with me, and purchased what was left.

    And, I have purchased from the refurb store over the phone and watched the computer I purchased disappear from the sales page immediately. So I know it's not uncommon to have a configuration listed and only one machine available.
     
  8. Christian 5G macrumors 6502a

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    Noticed that as well, was going to ask one of my friends on opinion whether refurb 2015 16gb, 256 or 2016 256gb 8gb ram I should get but when I checked there was no 2016 models available and couldn't finish my email because of missing link to the 2016 model.

    Really wondering what's up with this because I am about to pull the trigger within the next few weeks when I make up my mind.
     
  9. reserves, Jun 6, 2017
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    All refurbs available at the same price they'll been for a while here in the UK.

    Quite often the shop goes empty for a while, must be while they update stock.
     
  10. 8692574 Suspended

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    Well looks like I have a future "collector Item" :D
     
  11. ugru macrumors 6502

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    It is MacPro 2013 and MBP 2016 again...

    As soon as they present an update in a direction they think is corageous but in reality is just madness they see a spike in refurbished sales.
    This time they were ready and pulled the refurbished off
     
  12. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    So that means the refurbished 2015 MBP I saw yesterday for $1699 is still sitting in a warehouse somewhere but I'm not allowed to buy it, correct?
     
  13. smirking macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt they've got the time nor do they care to be manipulating stock to needle people for an extra $50 here and there. The stock in the refurb store has historically been extremely volatile. Sometimes units stay longer than expected. Other times, they're gone before you can tell anyone about it.

    If you ever see something you like on the refurb store. Don't dither. Make up your mind. Get it or don't.

    If you want the 2016 models, you'll find a lot of retailers with them like here:
    https://www.powermax.com/productcategory/new/apple/mac/macbook-pro/
     
  14. ugru macrumors 6502

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    For 2015 MBP I do not know...probably they are really a rare commodity nowadays...

    They were nearly all bought last year as soon as they presented 2016 MBP
     
  15. smirking macrumors 6502a

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    B&H seems to have some of them still around:
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=2015 Macbook Pro

    But they're not being sold at much of a discount. If anything the prices on them went up.
     
  16. ugru macrumors 6502

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    It is the law of supply...
     
  17. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I see that! They bought all the refurbished 2015 MBPs for $1699 and are turning around and selling them for $1,974.00 !
     
  18. lambertjohn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think they have plenty of refurbs in stock, especially the TB versions. But I'm going to guess that Apple wants people to experience the new 2017 MacBook Pro first and post their reviews on how awesome the new version is: speed, keyboard, build quality, screen, lack of legacy problems, etc. They want the new version to sell like hot cakes, and the world to rave about it. With a "lower" starting price of $1299, they're going to force you to purchase the new version. Or at least try to. Then, once things calm down, they'll put the old version back on the refurb site. Just my opinion, of course.
     
  19. maflynn Moderator

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    Pulled or out of stock? I would say its probably out of stock.
     
  20. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

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    They have a low end 13" Pro (last gen) listed for $929 right now and a high end Mid 2015 15" Pro with Radeon graphics for $1949. I doubt Apple cares that much about pulling the refurbs it's probably just people buying them up and not having enough extra inventory.
     
  21. logicstudiouser macrumors 6502

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    I think they were pulled. Many of the configurations have been sitting in stock for weeks. Wouldn't surprise me if they were swapping these out with 2017 internal parts.
     
  22. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    They are probably temporarily holding them
    I think this is correct. It is a temporary removal to help with sales of the new model and adjust prices of the 2016 units accordingly.
     
  23. smirking macrumors 6502a

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    Probably not likely because most people don't even know that the refurb store exists. Even amongst MR folks a lot of them know about it, but can't find it.

    It's not made very prominent and perhaps that truly is for a reason.
     
  24. The Mercurian macrumors 65816

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    I vote for sold out of stock.
    I used to watch the refurb store alot. There is never huge stock in there (at least where I am). It can empty out pretty quickly at times. And I think usually there is only 1 for each option in the list. If people were waiting to buy and didn't like the updates they would have pulled the trigger on a refurb fairly quickly. FYI they usually only update it once a day - midnight or 1am where I am depending on daylights saving time. It shows no stock for about half an hour at that time and then comes back up after 30mins or so.

    Edit: Checking the refurb store now there are alot of 2016 13"s still, but the number of 15"s has gone down since yesterday.
     
  25. alpi123 macrumors regular

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    Maybe they were sold out? People were hyped about the 2017 refresh and when they saw that it's not that huge (for them), they decided to buy the refurb, after waiting months for the refresh.

    Btw, I'm very hoping that when they put them back together, there will be 2017 refurbs. Then I will be buying one immediately.
     

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