Apple store refurbished list

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rxjayhawk, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. rxjayhawk macrumors newbie

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    How often does Apple update their refurbished list for laptops. A couple of times I found the computer I wanted (during the day at work) only to find it has been removed 4 hours later. Is it possible to contact Apple by phone and purchase a refurbished item rather than wait for it to appear on the web page?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    They show up on the store when they are available. That's also the only time that they are available, so just watch the Refurb Store like a hawk.
     
  3. dwright1974 macrumors 6502

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    Not sure where you are but certainly in the UK the refurb. list seems to be updated either overnight or very early in the morning so best time to check if first thing in a morning. This includes Saturdays as well.

    Good luck on your search.

    HTH
    - D
     
  4. spacecadet610 macrumors 6502

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    My experience is that they get updated very early in the morning.
     
  5. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    In Canada, it appears to be updated after 7 p.m eastern time, and in the morning after 8 a.m
     
  6. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

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    In the last week it seems like to refurbs have been really flying out the door. Only one listing for MacPro's and only two listings for iMacs. Your choices for MBP's is a little better at the moment...

    Best to keep you eyes open and visit the refurb site early and often.
     
  7. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Or... just buy from resellers such as MacMall or MacConnection.
     
  8. leishan macrumors 6502

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    Do they usually have a good selection of refurbs?
     
  9. Palliser macrumors regular

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    bought my first macbook from Apple store, second one from macmall, I won't buy from macmall again. Their mail-in rebate listed on their website the day I bought was different than what my sales guy sent to me (I ended up ordering over the phone). I still haven't received the rebate and also had some order verification and shipping issues. Won't make the same mistake twice.
     
  10. leishan macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to hear that. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  11. Maxington macrumors 6502

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