how long till refurb white unibody?

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  1. macsarethebest macrumors regular

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    Does anybody have any idea how long it will take for the white unibody mac book to come to the refurb store? I'm thinking about getting a new mac, and that seems the way to go, but I can't wait too long, so...:rolleyes:
    Thanx, macsarethebest
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    4-6 weeks is the general minimum, but it varies product to product.
     
  4. umiwangu macrumors 6502

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    The new 13" MBPs took about 2.5 months to appear in refurb.

    Seth
     
  5. cfitz7111 macrumors 6502

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    My guess will be February, it takes awhile to build up an inventory to ship in mass, plus time to actually refurb them. Though I have heard, many are actual returns, that are cleaned up, and reboxed, but cant be sold again as new.
     
  6. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Varies with how good the build/component quality is on the first batch ;)
     
  7. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    And they're still generally pretty good computers right? I mean, I've had a 2006 MacBook Pro that I bought refurb and it was going strong for a while, but a fan has crapped out and my drive no longer works (fixing bother together was $150).

    I'm guessing I'm just hoping that my 2nd refurb will be better.
     
  8. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    You may want to consider getting applecare with the savings on the refurbed model.
     
  9. cfitz7111 macrumors 6502

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    I have had nothing but great luck with refurbs. As I stated earlier, many are buyers remorse returns, that can not be sold as new, so they are cleaned up and reboxed and sold.
     
  10. umiwangu macrumors 6502

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    That's exactly what I did with my '06 refurb and it's still doing pretty well. Hopefully the AppleCare will cover the flickering inverter, bulging battery, and cracking palmrest when I get back to the US in Dec. ;-)
     

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