Help: The rev B refurbs: how common?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by fatalist, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. fatalist macrumors newbie

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    For about a week I've been watching the refurbs listed for North America and all I'm seeing is rev As (some really nice deals).

    How often do the rev Bs show up?

    What with all the controversy around the rev B screens, I would have thought many more would be available... :rolleyes:

    Thanks
    Andrew
     
  2. fatalist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I must have caused offense. I apologize.

    It's just that some of you mentioned returning 2, 3, even 4 rev Bs--OMG you are patient/optimistic!!



    So where did all those returned rev Bs go?

    Not into refurb, it seems.






    Abducted by aliens? :eek:


    Steve's garage? :eek:

    Anyone?
     
  3. justit macrumors 6502a

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    I think they will probably sell all rev A inventory before releasing rev B refurb
     
  4. fatalist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is that their usual practice when they release a new rev of a machine? Figures.

    Thanks.

    In any case the point is moot now. Tonight I ordered the refurb A 1.8/SSD.

    Still can't believe this thing was twice the price just a few months ago.
     
  5. fteoath64 macrumors regular

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    Considering the effort incurred in actual repairs. I expect a lag for them to batch up enough volumes of Rev B refurbs before releasing them to market. I guess in 2-3 months they will start showing but I doubt if the discount is anywhere greater than 25%. So it might not be worth the price difference.

    In fact, current Rev A owners who experience catastropic failure will be more likely handed a Rev B replacement later as parts and stock depletes for Rev A. Not that they make that many AIRs really. My wild guess is that MBPs probably sells 3X more volumes than AIRs.:apple: ?
     
  6. fatalist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So that's how it works. Naively I assumed they simply repair them right off and put them in refurb for quick turnaround. But of course then you would have As and Bs competing with each other, and I suppose that is bad marketing.

    I guess I got the impression machines went straight to refurb because they show up in a daily batch, which then gets whittled down over the next 24 hours as people buy them. So I took it that every machine listed is an actual, individual machine. Now I see that some seem to stay for days, and therefore must represent a whole group of machines with the same spec. Otherwise why does the $999 MBA keep hanging around. Well, because it is lots of MBAs.

    lol. Today I popped in to our local Mac shop hoping to see an MBA rev B screen. They have no MBAs in the shop. Last year they sold, he said, four (4) MBAs.

    In Canada (we are awfully cheap) the MBA to MBP ratio is likely much higher than 3X.
     

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