Price Advice Is this deal too good to be true?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rdkjglsk, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. rdkjglsk macrumors newbie

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  2. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    $1,600 on the refurb store. Seller has decent feedback. Too small of a SSD for me. Ok deal if you need that model.
     
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    Personally, I'd choose a good refurb in the Apple store over an eBay purchase for a computer any day.
     
  4. rdkjglsk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ideally I would like to go this route as well, but $250 is nothing to scoff at...

    The SSD size is fine for me. I thought about getting a new 13" for $1300-1400, but I'm coming from an old 17" Windows laptop and figured if I can get the extra screen real estate of the 15" to buffer my downsizing shock, and get more power, for about the same price - it would be worth it.
     
  5. Scepticalscribe, Jun 3, 2015
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    Well, it can turn out to be a balancing act - or a dilemma - where you select between peace of mind and a saving of hard cash.

    Again, and I cannot decide for you, a saving of $250 would be insufficient for me to risk eBay while having the security of an Apple refurb also available.

    This is because an Apple refurb comes with the same warranties and guarantees as a brand new computer, and is usually offered at a decent discount as well. In addition, a refurb model would have been individually tested before being released as a refurb.

    I have bought refurbs and I have been very happy with them.
     

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