Apple refurb store

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  1. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

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    Hey im looking to buy a new 15" macbook pro and i was looking at the refurb store, it seems i can get a better setup for less then using my student discount. Has anyone ever ordered from here? Will i basically be getting a new computer or will there be some dings and scratches?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    You will get a unit that has been returned for x,y or z reason. It may come with a tiny dent or scratch. However, you have a computer with full 1 year warranty on it. Furthermore, this machine is guaranteed to be better than a new unit because units in the refurb store go through even more rigorous quality control testing than normal units.
     
  3. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Just bought a 2.53 MBP a few weeks ago. 4g RAM and 250g HD. It's been great and have seen no issues. Definitely no scratches! And it comes with the same warranty. I think you'll find there are many satisfied customers of the refurb store.
     
  4. Pballer110 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the replies. I also wanted to know if there is a big difference from the glossy screen and the antiglare hi res screen. Is it worth shelling out the extra cash for the hi res screen?
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Higher resolution means more real estate in your screen, in other words, more windows open and see more things. If that matters, go for it; else, you don't really need it.
     
  6. ingramLee macrumors regular

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    What?!?! I have ordered 4 computers from the refurb store and I have NEVER seen one scratch or dent in in ANY of them.
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Notice the "it may"
     

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