ebay vs refurb store?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aashkab, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. aashkab macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I've decided to get the current rMBP because I don't want to wait for Haswell and of the awesome price difference when buying it refurb'd or on ebay. My question is what do you recommend between buying one on ebay versus the refurb store?

    I could theoretically get an educational discount at the apple store but would have to pay tax. Ebay will have no tax (but likely shipping) and can likely get a used rMBP for several hundred cheaper than the refurb store as well.

    Not sure where to get it from now...

    Thanks.
     
  2. thecurryman macrumors 6502

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    id go for apple store or craigslist. ebay is very risky because the computer could have an issue that no one would know about
     
  3. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    I would go for the refurb unless an eBay model is significantly cheaper and includes AppleCare. Craigslist is also an option - that's where I bought my current MBP.
     
  4. vpro macrumors 65816

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    Def refurb.

    Def refurb. store if they are available there. If not then by all means ebay or elsewhere that are secure, trusted and you're also protected!
     

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