Is this a good deal? (Mac Pro refurbished)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Squall Strife, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Squall Strife macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, I've got the opportunity to buy a refurbished Mac Pro with these specs:


    One 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Nehalem”
    3GB (3x1GB)
    1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB


    The price is 2.000,00 € instead of 2.399,00 € that Apple asks for the new one.
    What do you think, is it a good deal?
    What kind of experience do you have with refurbished Mac Pros?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    www.mac2sell.net or eBay might be good price checkers.

    from http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Forum_Rules#Minor_Problems


    from http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Marketplace_Rules#General_Rules

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  3. diazj3, Jan 27, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2011

    diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously, simsaladimbamba... I really don't see the reason to lecture the OP on the MR guides and Marketplace rules... to my understanding this doesn't apply to his/her question, since he/she is not posting a thread to "offer an item for sale or trade, asking to buy an item, nor asking for pricing advice on items to be sold".

    He/she is only asking if in general that'd be a fair price/deal and other's experiences with refurbished MPs - he/she is not selling anything. There have been quite a lot of threads with such inquiries, and the mods have allowed it so far ;) IMO the best way to deal with dubious threads - not that this is one - is to report them or ignore them.

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    To the OP, is it a certified refurbished? Apple's refurbished macs are a great deal, since you get full warranty. Prices may be higher than used macs, but it's worth the difference.

    cheers!
     
  4. rmitchell248 macrumors 6502

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  5. kellen macrumors 68020

    kellen

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    Sounds like a good price, but is it apple refurbished or by another company? If apple refurbished, its a great way to save some money over buying new. Also there is a possibility of getting free upgrades as well.
     
  6. scottsjack macrumors 68000

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    I've had excellent results with Mac refurbs purchased online from Apple and would have gotten a 2010 Mac Pro refub if I could have waited until they became available.

    And, their logic boards work much better than simsaladimbamba's apparently does:)
     
  7. jamesdmc macrumors 6502

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    Completely biffed that one. Hopefully he didn't spend too much time constructing his post as it was almost a complete waste of time. I say "almost" because there is some potentially useful information in the links provided.

    If the OP is purchasing the refurb from Apple, then I say go for it. My first mac (2007 iMac) was new. The subsequent macbook pro, mac pro, and ACD are all refurbs. Every mac I upgrade moving forward will be a refurb. It's a great way to save a lot of money on products that don't get discounted very often.
     
  8. Squall Strife thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everybody! ;)
    Actually when I read the simsaladimbamba reply I thought there was something wrong with my request of help, but then reading the other replies I understood that the problem wasn't me :D
    The Mac Pro I was talking about is an Apple certified refurbished that comes from the italian Apple online store (yes I'm italian :D) :

    http://store.apple.com/it/product/FC560T/A?mco=MjA3ODcyNDE

    So do you think I can expect a good machine from a refurbished? It's just that I'm a bit scared about spending 2039,00 for a refurbished machine but at the same time saving more than 350,00 euros that I can actually invest in RAM or SSD, sounds like a good deal!
     
  9. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Yep, you'll get a good machine. Apple has a great reputation with refurbs. Plus, if you get a lemon, they'll replace it, so no worries.
     
  10. Johnf1285 macrumors 6502a

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    Its worth the savings! You have the same warranty as if it were new. If you're concerned you can always purchase Apple Care within the first year! I say go for it! I recently picked up a refurb 27" ACD... Its honestly as if it is brand new :)
     

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