I am considering refurb 8 core

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jkaz, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. jkaz macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2004
    Upper Mid West
    Anyone have any thoughts on refurb over brand new?

    Any recommendations on a decent 20" starter monitor?

  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    The best-kept secret at the apple store is the refurbished mac. You get:

    1. Same one-year warranty as new
    2. The computer carries the same eligibility for Apple Care as new
    3. A computer which has undergone two sets of rigorous quality control testing
    4. A savings several times that of any coupon or promo code

    Anecdotal evidence on several mac fora indicates a universal pleasure with apple’s refurb work. Users report receiving computers indistinguishable from new (save for the different packaging refurbs receive), and fewer problems than the users of brand new machines. And this makes sense - refurbs have gone through a second and more rigorous testing procedure.

    On a personal note, my Apple purchases have been nothing but refurbs for the last several years. I am happy to report that all purchases (both macs and ipods) have been free from any defects and my wallet has been ecstatic.
  3. jkaz thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2004
    Upper Mid West
    Thanks for the response!

    on a side note ... can anyone recommend a nice inexpensive 20" monitor?

    or ...

    perhaps ... what specs i might look for ... ?

  4. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007
    go for ACD 30-inch HD.. pretty good.

    i am dying to hear your experiences with MP.. would love to know if any scratches found on machine..
  5. AudiGuy macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2005
    Education Discounts on Refurbished Items

    oops wrong thread
  6. remmy macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2007
    I recieved a lovelly 2.8 8core refurb mac

    I would not be able to tell the difference, or what the original problem may of been. The only thing was the box looked a bit worn.

    I am now too looking for a good but inexpensive 20" monitor, the acd s are too expensive

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