Interesting refurb serial number check

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Trj, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Trj macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2010
    I just purchased a early 2011 macbook pro 13" and running the serial number it shows that this laptop was actually manufactured in Nov of 2012. Does this mean it was refurbished during this time period, or is it possible given extra parts etc Apple put some of these older models back into production to sell as "refurbs", thoughts?
  2. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    This is exactly what happens.

    Old stock from stores gets marked as refurbished items to be sold at a discount. That is why if you look online at their refurbished items and use store pick up, the stores i've seen already have a healthy # of refurbished stock.

    I push some of my users towards refurbished products especially when a macbook refresh occurs because most of these refurbs are simply new computers taken off the shelf.
  3. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    Apple doesn't build old models to sell as refurbs. They issue refurbished computers new serial numbers, which in turn gives them a new "manufacture date."

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