Apple Store: Refurbished and Clearance

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by answer348, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. answer348 macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2004
    I'm having trouble deciding between getting a refurbished 17" MBP, clearance priced 15" MBP, or new iMac. Since there may be an update to the iMac in November, I'd like to wait until then to make a decision. The unknown variable in this plan is how long the more recent refurbished and clearance items will remain in the Apple online store.

    Does anyone have a good idea about whether or not I can expect the previously mentioned items to stick around in stock for the next month or two?
  2. answer348 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Does anyone have an idea of the turnover with these?
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Popular items can clear out in hours. Unpopular items can hang around for days or weeks. I would have thought that the 17" MBP is probably fairly popular.
  4. bushbaby macrumors 6502a


    Aug 12, 2007
    Except it costs more and this is not a good economy.

    And people are waiting to see the updated 17".
  5. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2008
    refirbs will be around a while i would say at least through november. clearance ? by then the new mbps might be refirb.

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