macpleasepro

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What are your experience in buy refurbished MBP are they worth the discounted price bc after looking its pretty tempting especially when the have memory and storage boosted up?
 

chscag

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The only safe place to buy a refurbished MBP is from Apple. Their refurbished Macs are like new and come with a full Apple warranty. Stay away from third party resellers who advertise refurbished Macs.
 
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hpucker99

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What are your experience in buy refurbished MBP are they worth the discounted price bc after looking its pretty tempting especially when the have memory and storage boosted up?
I recently purchased a refurbished 2018 MBP 13 to replace my 2011 MBP 15. I saved about $300. It lighter and faster, although I am still getting used to the keyboard.
 
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What are your experience in buy refurbished MBP are they worth the discounted price bc after looking its pretty tempting especially when the have memory and storage boosted up?
I agree with chscag on getting refurbs from Apple. https://www.apple.com/shop/refurbished. I buy most of my Apple products this way and have never been disappointed and frequently surprised with an upgraded device.
 
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macpleasepro

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OK looks like I will be going for a refurbish MBP13, only questions now before I pull the trigger is my options 8gb memory with 256SDD, 16gb memory with 256SDD, 8gb memory with 512SDD and all are with the Quad core. One last thing for the people that have bought refurbished MBP do you purchase the Apple warranty, is it worth since you already get one year warranty..? Buying at the apple store as well.
 
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chscag

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Neither the memory nor the SSD are upgradeable which makes your choice a bit difficult. It might be better to go with the 16GB with the 256GB SSD. You can always use an external SSD if your internal drive begins to fill up, however, there is no way to supplement the memory.

As for Apple Care, my opinion is that it's a must for a portable machine like a MacBook Pro. Others may disagree because it's not cheap, but it does extend your warranty to three years vs one year without it.
 
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