Latest gen 17" MBP refurb availability?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by justinellison, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. justinellison macrumors newbie

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    I've only recently started shopping for a 17" MBP. I would love to get it refurb to save some $$, but if I have to, I can afford to buy it new.

    How easy is it to get the latest and greatest generation of 17" MBP's refurbished? If I have to wait a month and they disappear as soon as they show up, I'll just eat the cost for a new one. However, if they show up once a week or so, then I can wait. I know it all depends on what's being sent back to Apple, but does anyone know any guesstimations?

    Justin
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    No way of knowing when it will show up. I'd say we are a month off. If you are in the U.S. and a student you can make up the difference by registering for the ADC.
     
  3. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Just keep checking back. Either it is there or it isn't. Apple doesn't want to stock refurbs.
     
  4. justinellison thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, so there haven't been any of the latest gen 17" refurb yet?
     
  5. Husker macrumors newbie

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    Haven't seen any so far.
     
  6. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    I have not seen them pop up yet. They could be on there any day. Nobody really knows...
     
  7. Krafty macrumors 601

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    With the latest gen 17", your better off buying it new until you have a lot of time and patience on your hands currently.
     
  8. zp3dd4 macrumors member

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    to be honest, just get the previous gen refurb. you are paying close to $300 just for a .14 GHz and 160GB increase... Everything else is exactly the same, making the current refurb 17" probably the most economical mac ever.. (value/money)
     
  9. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    SD Card Slot?
     
  10. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    Won't be too long before they show up. Maybe a month or so. But there likely won't
    be that many at first, so don't hesitate to pull the trigger.
     

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