Apple Refurbished 6core $150 more than New 6core?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by fastlanephil, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. fastlanephil macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2007
  2. violst macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2012
  3. Sbowen67 macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
  4. DJenkins macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    I've seen it more than once on different models in the Australian refurb store as well.

    What are they thinking!
  5. akadmon Suspended

    Aug 30, 2006
    New England
    Is there a problem? Buy new and for petesake stop chewing your nails! You never know, there might be lead in that there nail-polish.
  6. inaka macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2010
    I agree it's ridiculous.

    However, the good thing about getting the 6-core from the refurb store is that the person who did this custom order also probably added on the ATI 5870 card upgrade. So you may get this a a freebie. That's the exact machine I have, and I got it from the refurb store and yup, it included the 5870 even though it won't be listed in the refurb specs. Just FYI.
  7. spacedesign911 macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    That's interesting! I noticed you never see any build to order specs in the refurb Mac Pro store.
  8. inaka macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2010
    With the refurb store they list the minimum specs at least you'll receive. But on occasion, you'll get freebies. Like the upgraded vid card I got, etc.
  9. initialsBB macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2010
    Don't get your hopes up though. Out of all the machines bought on the refurb for me, relatives and friends (close to 20 by now) none have ever had a freebie.
  10. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    That kind of thing happens. Refurbished prices are often not updated when newer models are released; someone just sets the price for example 15% below the list price (at that time) and then it is never changed. The $3149 is probably cheap compared to what that Mac Pro would have cost in 2010.

    If you look at MacBook Air, you often find older models at higher prices than newer models with same or better specs. Same reason.
  11. inaka macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2010
    Well, I'm 1 for 1. :D

    Again, if you're buying a custom BTO Hexcore, your chances are MUCH greater than buying anything with a standard config. If it's only available as a BTO, then you have way better chances.

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