How much do you think a rMPB refurb will be when they become available?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by detroitl, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. detroitl macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2012
    Just wondering because I bought an open box rMPB for $1880 so I want to know if I should keep it or wait for apple refurbs to come out. I know no one will probably know the exact price, just asking for an estimate.
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Why was it open box? That would be the first question to get answered.
  3. detroitl thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2012
    I think someone just bought it and returned it. No screen imperfections, opened it up to the new user screen(I think bestbuy probably reloaded it though), and the battery only had 2 cycles on it.
  4. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Going by the discounts on late 2011 15" MBPs, I would say $300 maybe, but it's only a guess. And it's also a guess on how long it will take before they show up on the refurbished story.

    So how long are you willing to wait for maybe not getting the same discount. Although the other question is, is the configuration you bought going to meet your needs over the next 2 or 3 years?
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You're fine keeping the one you have. Refurb prices won't be much different, and you don't know when they'll become available. You're covered by warranty, so just enjoy your Mac.
  6. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Probably $1899-$1999 for the base model going by other refurbished models. I wouldn't expect to see them for a few months though since they still haven't caught up on new orders.
  7. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    pretty close maybe even a few dollars more than what you paid, enjoy thats a great price that you got
  8. wabbit42 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2012
  9. detroitl thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2012
    thanks for the responses. I'm going to keep it.
  10. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    I think you got a great deal, and I can't imagine refurbs being out for like 4 months +?
  11. Boiler macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2009
    You probably saved $20 to $120 for a brand new one (only 2 cycles while some sealed mbpr probably have 3-5 cycles) and didn't have to wait months for it to appear. Well
  12. JoelBC macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2012
    Apologies for the naive question as I am new to mac but how / where can you determine the number of battery cycles...
  13. Boiler macrumors regular

    Apr 30, 2009
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  14. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    I say about 2000USD.
    With only 2 cycles, it seems like its not been used as much.
    As long as its in mint condition, the price would not change as much.
  15. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    This is a truly ridiculous question. If you aren't willing to pay that price for it, don't buy it. Also keep in mind that the retailer may have a restocking fee policy. Apple dropped their own restocking fees, but third party retailers cannot necessarily afford to do so. Their margins may be quite different from those seen by Apple.
  16. Fortimir macrumors 6502a


    Sep 5, 2007
    Indianapolis, IN
    Yeah, you already bought it. You really considered returning it to potentially save a few bucks? Geeze. We make fun of people like you in the retail industry. :D

    As far as how soon? I really don't think *that* long. Apple starts getting returns on products as soon as they start shipping them. It's likely they hold on to stock for a couple months as to not cannibalize sales of new gear, though. But I guarantee they already have stock of refurbs building up.

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