Best place to get refurbs?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Klae17, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Klae17 macrumors 65816


    Jul 15, 2011
    What is the best place to get refurbs? I know Apple Store is pretty good, just seeing if there are other deals going on.

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    What country do you live in, since that narrows down the answers. Italy has other refurb channels than Zaire.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    • Apple Certified Refurbished Products are only available from the Apple Refurb Store and are not sold by any 3rd party or local Apple stores
    • Educational discounts do not apply to refurb products.
    • Refurb products come with the same warranty as new products, and qualify for AppleCare
    • Refurb products have a changed serial number that identifies them as refurbished
    • Refurb products come with whatever OS version and software they originally shipped with as new
    • Refurb products come with the same items in the box as new products, only the box is a plain one, not the new box.
    • A refurb product could have some cosmetic signs of prior use, but rarely do
    • A refurb Mac may have some cycles on the battery, but not a significant enough amount to affect usable life
    • The refurb store inventory changes frequently, sometimes several times a day, and doesn't have any direct relation to upcoming product releases. What's available in the refurb store is determined by what has been returned to Apple.
    • If you're looking for a particular item, can alert you when it becomes available.
  4. Klae17 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jul 15, 2011

    Wow thanks for the info. I'm in USA.

    Do the Macs qualify for the $100 Mac App Store credit?
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No, refurb Macs don't qualify.

    Apple Back to School - Buy a Mac with Education pricing and get $100 worth of apps - Apple Store (U.S.)
  6. OsloBergen macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010

    This is a place I and some friends have used before. Good selection and decent prices. They're local for me, so being able to go in and talk to people may have had something to do with the pleasant experience. Also, there shouldn't be any sales tax if that matters.
  7. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    Good ol GGJ!

    Just the facts, nuttin but da facts, and all correct!


    And they won't die, buy with extreme confidence!:rolleyes:

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