BH Photo - MBP 13 w/ 16GB Ram - New or Refurb?

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  1. RedlegsFan macrumors 6502

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    My understanding is you can only upgrade to 16GB on the MBP 13in via Apple customization. How does B&H Photo sell models with ram higher than 8GB? Are they new, shrink wrapped or is it possible those machines are refurbs? Maybe B&H are allowed to sell new stock with a variety of specs?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Refurbs can be of any specification. Refurbs are basically machines that had been returned to Apple if they were DOA, for instance.

    It's also not unusual for retailers to offer other BTO configurations, so it doesn't always have to be directly from Apple. That said, I'm not familiar with B&H's retail chain. The best thing to do would be to check with them if it is a new or refurb unit.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    They probably just order some different configurations from Apple, photography and video apps often require a lot of ram for the best performance so it would make sense for a photography store to supply those specs.
     
  4. jharvey71884 macrumors regular

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    They are new. They are an authorized retailer of Apple. They order from Apple.
     
  5. Morris Hersko macrumors newbie

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    Everything we sell is brand-new, unless it's sold through our Used Department.

    Often, when an Apple product is available in a standard and non-standard option (such as the MBP in question with 16GB of RAM), we carry both versions. In such a case, Apple pre-configures the product to our specifications. Note the differences in the MFR number on our site between the 8GB and 16GB versions - the "Z0RG" and "B&H" bits indicate that the 16GB configuration was specially done by Apple for us.
     
  6. TazmoStarkana macrumors regular

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    Does this mean MBPs sold through BH have inferior components?
     
  7. Morris Hersko macrumors newbie

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    Absolutely not. This is the same as buying a regular MBP, just pre-configured. This configuration is done by Apple themselves using their standard parts.
     
  8. bizack macrumors 6502

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    I've purchased from B&H. Prices are great, return policy sucks. However, you can use this form from Apple to return within the 14 day period:

    http://www.apple.com/legal/sales-support/sales-policies/reseller.html
     
  9. Nde macrumors 6502a

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    I got my 2012 MBP BTO from BH Photos as well. Still working fine today. Would buy from them again. And no, I don't work for them.
     
  10. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    BH simply orders various CTO models for them to sell directly to customers.
     
  11. Morris Hersko macrumors newbie

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    Exactly.
     

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