Box for 13" Retina MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by yanathin, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. yanathin macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2006
    So, please don't judge me. :) I just purchased a 13" Retina Pro from Apple's refurb store and am extremely happy with it. However... it came in a ridiculously plain white box. I thought I saw that it was going to come in the original box on Apple's site, but I guess I was mistaken. Is there any way that anybody knows of that I could get my hands on the official box for the 13" Retina? Or maybe anybody that's willing to part with theirs (I could of course more than cover shipping). No accessories or anything - just the box. I'm just one of those people that saves the boxes for everything they get, especially Apple products, and that tiny perfectionist inside of me was crushed when I saw a standard white box.
  2. harleymhs macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2009
    I hear where u are coming from, thats WHY I never buy anything refurbished from Apple.. I rather spend the extra 100 or so on NEW get factory FRESH and BOX! Plus Resale is MUCH better if its not a refurb! I feel your pain! Return it and get a FACTORY NEW one and U wil have the Box and piece of mind and u wont get someone elses return!
  3. PinoyAko macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2012
    I saw a couple of boxes that they were selling in eBay before but it cost around 30-40 dollars + shipping. It is better to buy a new one instead of a refurbished.
  4. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    Considering that the refurbished units cost at least $260 less than the non-refurbished ones, then it still looks like the OP is ahead.
  5. jmoore5196 macrumors 6502a


    May 19, 2009
    Midwest US
    Or will be, until the time comes to re-home the MBP.
  6. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    I doubt that the boxed version will fetch $260 more in 2 or 3 years.


    It's standard practice for Apple to ship refurbished units in the plain white shipping boxes. I guess for 15% off retail that makes sense. Too bad you weren't looking for a box for a 2012 11" MacBook Air. ;)
  7. PinoyAko macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2012
    Oh right! Thanks for pointing that out. I thought the refurbished are just a hundred bucks cheaper.
  8. jaymc, Jan 28, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013

    jaymc macrumors 6502


    Nov 10, 2012
    Port Orchard, WA
    still need the box? :confused: I got one for sale.

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