Buying a Refurb...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by outsidethelines, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. outsidethelines macrumors newbie

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    I will be buying a MBP refurb this week and I am very excited. I have never owned a mac before so it will be a new experience for me. What I am wondering is if I should have it mailed to my house or have it mailed to the store? Is it better to open the box at the store and make sure everything is working properly or will I be ok if it is sent to my house? Also, I have all of my iTunes on my iPod but not on a flash drive. Is there a way I can transfer my music straight from my iPod to my new laptop? Thank you very much for your help!
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Shipped to house is fine - If you are really concerned you can do an unboxing video.

    Where is your iTunes library located?
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you open the box at home and something is wrong with the Mac, you can always ship it back. The stores don't get involved with refurb products, other than simply receiving the shipments if you elect.
    How to use your iPod to move your music to a new computer
    iTunes: How to move your music to a new computer
     
  4. outsidethelines thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you both very much. The article on how to use my iPod to transfer everything was very helpful :cool:
     
  5. AkuskaUK macrumors 6502

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    I use a great little program called "iRip" for ripping back my iPod's to my Mac's.

    On your referb, they are literally the same as a MacBook Pro you would buy from the store brand new, just they won't come with the nice packaging. Referbs are basically machines that someone has bought, then returned before their 14 day period was up and then Apple can't just sell it on again, they clean them up, repair any damages and send them back out.

    Taken from the Apple Website:
    "Apple Certified Refurbished
    We test and certify all Apple refurbished products and include a one-year warranty. Supply is limited. Please note that availability is guaranteed once we receive your full payment."
     
  6. piatti macrumors 6502a

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  7. outsidethelines thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Also, my iPod is PC formatted so will I encounter any issues transferring to my new Mac?

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    I'm getting a 13" MBP for about $950, once they are restocked, so I'm saving almost $200 which is definitely worth it
     

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