How long before refurbished 2012 MBAs show up on Apple site?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dwharris, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. dwharris macrumors newbie

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  2. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68020

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    It will be several months. iPad 3 came out in March and it still isn't in there.
     
  3. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    When the sales start dropping; they know they are not going to release a new MacBook Air for about a year, so they can afford to let any returns sit in the warehouse for several months before pushing them out to boost sales.
     
  4. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Last year the refurbished devices started showing up in September or October.
     
  5. travis64 macrumors 6502a

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    no pt in waiting with edu discount 50-10 plus $100 itunes card
    and by sep oct the new ones will be a few months away
     
  6. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    What does 50-10 mean ??
     
  7. Zzari macrumors member

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    I think he meant $50 - 100. You can get $50 off of MBA and $100 off of MBP or even $200 off the new MBPR.
     
  8. deeddawg macrumors 604

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  9. ExZeRoEx macrumors newbie

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    You will probably see mine on there soon. Sending it back later today.
     
  10. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    Why ??
     
  11. KPOM macrumors G5

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    It was defective. However, defects happen all the time, and usually they aren't resold until Apple makes the refurbished units more generally available.
     
  12. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

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    There is already one thread about somebody's 2012 MacBook air dying... So I'd say "any time now" for the refurb store.:D
     
  13. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Doubtful. Makes more sense to use refurbished systems to fulfill warranty-replacement needs than to use freshly built / new systems. Until Apple builds up whatever they consider an adequate "reserve", I doubt you'll see refurbs available for purchase.
     
  14. hbtd macrumors newbie

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    I bought a 2011 13'' MBA last August when they were first released. I started watching the Apple refurb site in Oct and a few would pop up and be immediately purchased. Didn't see consistent large numbers of units for purchase until December. I finally bought a refurb 11'' in Jan.

    It normally takes a while for them to be available. If you want an 8Gb model that may take even longer.
     
  15. slstein macrumors newbie

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    you might want to try Best Buy open box ...
    these could come up quicker...
     
  16. Blu-Ray macrumors regular

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    If you qualify for the Education Discount, I think it works out better to just buy new (at least until the Ed promo with gift card expires).
     

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