Condition of your refurbished Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by HiFiGuy528, Dec 15, 2008.


condition of your refurb Air

Poll closed Jan 14, 2009.
  1. Perfect in every ways. No marks or scratches

    3 vote(s)
  2. Some marks but nothing big enough for me to care

    0 vote(s)
  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    I am thinking sbout getting another Air rev. A, but this time I am considering a Apple refurb. At $999+tax it's hard to beat. One thing I am VERY picky about my stuff is the condition. It MUST be zero marks, scratches or finger prints.

    What was the condition of your refurbished Air? Please be honest and did you look through it in detail?
  2. fyrefly macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2004
    Any Refurb computers that I've ever had from the AppleStore have been spotless. I think you'll be impressed. And if you're not, Apple's been very good at taking them back and giving you a different one.
  3. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    Do they allow you to switch it at the store or do you have to send it back?
  4. ninjadex macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2004
    They make you send it back, as there is no way to swap out for another refurb at the store.
  5. dead_smed macrumors member


    Jan 9, 2004
    Milton Keynes
    I bought a refurb black macbook a while back and I'm not sure you could say it was spotless. I think it depends where it came from, be it ex-display model or returned stock. My black macbook had a few corners where the mat black had chipped off, a small scrach on the screen and it was covered in grubby marks and fingerprints.

    It cleaned up OK and the small amount of damage I considered acceptable due to the amount of the discount I got on it. Yes I think Apple would have taken it back if I asked, but I thought the % of discount offered was based on condition as well as spec / age. Mind you macbook airs could be treated differently.
  6. fyrefly macrumors 6502a

    Jun 27, 2004
    You could have easily returned it. A Scratch in the screen is no small matter - and something that if it got worse, Applecare would probably not fix (would be easy for them to say "user inflicted damage").

    Some people these days have received old stock RevAs that they haven't sold yet - so basically a brand new machine.

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