Base 11" MBA.

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  1. Liquinn Suspended

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    Hi. Amazon.co.uk are selling the base 11" MBA for £674.00 - is this a better buy than buying direct from Apple for £749? Thanks.
     
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    If the numbers you cite are correct, you have answered your own question
     
  3. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Apple Certified Refurbished
    We test and certify all Apple refurbished products and include a one-year warranty. Supply is limited. See Terms & Conditions.

    Sorry there are no refurbished products available, please check back later.

    I like buying in the store, tho.
     
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    Still a cheaper one on the Apple Refurb store.
    That's really weird. I don't know if there's a problem with their site or people are just buying them like they're crack, but they had a LOT of Macs available.

    I've bought several refurbished laptops from Apple and they're just as good as new ... they even look and function like they're new. And they're covered by the same warranty. But if you like buying from the store, I guess that's okay.
     
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    You have to keep checking regularly to find the refurbs you want. I bought a refurb MBA and two refurb Apple TVs there last year. Took several tries to find them in stock. There's a site that will alert you when the model you want becomes available, but I have never used it: https://www.refurb.me/us/
     
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    Yes and sometimes you even get better quality because they have to do much testing to assure the refurbs are really like new.

    In noticed this is happening every night. The refurbished section is getting completely empty and a few hours later everything is back again, mostly the same that had been in there before.

    http://www.apple.com/uk/shop/browse/home/specialdeals/mac/macbook_air/11

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  9. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    £629? Nice. It's interesting to see that's less expensive than the iPad Pro.
     
  10. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    I would get it from John Lewis. They offer a free three year warranty and it's the same price you quoted at Amazon.
     
  11. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    I'm buying an iPAd Pro/iPad mini tomorrow. Should I get a 11" MBA/13 "rMBP and a 12" rMB in a few weeks?
     
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    When I look at your signature you should not buy anything of that. :D
     
  14. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Why? :)
     
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    Everything is exactly as you'd get if you bought it new.
     
  16. navaira macrumors 68040

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    Amazeballs – so cycle-free? Why the hell can't I buy refurbs in the Netherlands...
     
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    My current refurb (MBA 13") had a brand new battery. I can't imagine them putting an old, used battery into their refurbished hardware.
     
  18. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

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    Most refurbs are open box items, basically people that returned their computer because they wanted something else. So almost always they are in brand new condition, and in the case that they actually needed repair, they are fully repaired and given a new battery, outer shell, and serial number.
     

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