Considering a refurb rMacbook pro from 2012

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  1. rigid, Feb 27, 2013
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    rigid macrumors regular

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The education discount cannot be applied to refurbished models.

    Apple refurbished products are considered by most to be a very good deal, as they're pretty much like buying a new Mac, except for the box.

    Click the link in that quote for more details on the refurbishment process.
    • Apple Certified Refurbished Products are available online from the Apple Refurb Store and are not sold in local Apple stores
    • Educational discounts do not apply to refurb products.
    • Refurb products come with the same warranty as new products, and qualify for AppleCare
    • Refurb products have a changed serial number that identifies them as refurbished
    • Refurb products come with whatever OS version and software they originally shipped with as new
    • Refurb products come with the same items in the box as new products, only the box is a plain one, not the new box.
    • A refurb product could have some cosmetic signs of prior use, but rarely do
    • A refurb Mac may have some cycles on the battery, but not a significant enough amount to affect usable life
    • The refurb store inventory changes frequently, sometimes several times a day, and doesn't have any direct relation to upcoming product releases. What's available in the refurb store is determined by what has been returned to Apple.
    • If you're looking for a particular item, refurb.me can alert you when it becomes available.
     
  3. chrisrosemusic1 macrumors 6502a

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    I've just bought a refurb and cosmetically it is flawless.

    Just a plain white box but new battery/magsafe and leaflets were included.
     
  4. rigid thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hey thanks!

    Good to know!
     
  5. patrickoneal macrumors newbie

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    I bought the same one at the same price. You don't need an education discount to get that price. As has been said, they're like new, just in a plain white box. Mine had an extra 8gb of ram, and some people get bigger SSDs or faster processors. Don't count on any extras though.

    If you have a discover card, be sure to buy through the shop discover site to get 5% cash back on it.
     

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