Buying MBP15 (Late 2013) Refurbished or New?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by latko, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. latko macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,
    i am following this forum for some time now, and i can say that there is some very useful info here :)
    So, i (finally) plan to buy MBP 15 for me .
    I was considering all the options and in the end I decided to go with the Refurbished MBP 15 from Apple Store.
    Intel Core i7 Quad-Core 2.3GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB Flash Storage NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
    The price for this one is 2040 + 60$tax in CO = 2100$
    Later i saw that the same configuration is available in B&H and Adorama for 2200$.
    Now i cant decide if i should go with the refurbished one or give extra 100 and buy it new from B&H or Adorama?? Or maybe exclude the dedicated graphic card and go for the mid 2014 model?
    I read that the refurbished items are not coming in the original packaging, but that makes no difference for me since I am in Europe, and i will not have the privilege to unpack the package anyway :confused: My relatives will bring the laptop from US for me.
    What do you guys think?
    Any thoughts on this will be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Blackstick macrumors 6502

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    You got a great deal and for SURE keep the one you bought with the dedicated video card. I worked at an Apple Store for 7 years, and refurbished was one of the best, most cost effective ways to get a great mac. They look brand new and are checked very thoroughly for functionality (more than their brand new cousins, in fact). You'll rarely see a refurbished mac have any problems, I have one that's 8 years old going strong, my mom has one turning 5 with no issues.
     
  3. Redsfan macrumors regular

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    it was one of those rare days yesterday for us, lol...read my thread.
     
  4. mosulli macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for posting about ordering your new refurbished MacBook I have been looking into getting a refurbished macBook as well. Did you get it from Apple refurb or a different site. I have been looking all around and have noticed places like www.macofalltrades.com have cheaper prices.
     
  5. latko thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,
    sorry if I was not clear, but i did not yet order my MBP. I am still thinking if i should order the refurbished one for 2100$ from Apple, or get the new one from B&H for 2200$.
    I wanted to get your opinions before i decide between the two :)
    Thanks.
     
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Go for the refurb one. They're as good as new.

    Use the money saved on AppleCare+.
     
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    AppleCare+ doesn't exist for Macs, that's an iPhone/iPod only product.

    But yes, AppleCare might be a good idea with how unrepairable Macs have become.
     
  8. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    My bad :)
     
  9. latko thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,
    i just ordered the refurbished configuration from Apple web page :)
    Intel Core i7 Quad-Core 2.3GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB Flash Storage NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
    I will order Apple Care plan probably next month.
    Thanks for your feedback guys, appreciate it. :)
     

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