Let's Play the 15-inch MBP Refurb Game of ... "In what order will they sell?"

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  1. ZapNZs macrumors 68000

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  2. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Wait until the 2016s show up as refurbs . . .
     
  3. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    3 - 1 - 2.

    Good advice!
     
  4. Eason85 macrumors member

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    #1 is by far the smart buy, since you can still upgrade the SSDs there and the dGPU sucks anyway.
     
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    I believe #3 was mine. Returned one just like it maybe 10-14 days ago. Seems like a lemon. I tried to use it for pro audio to play instruments at low latency. My 2011 MBP did this fine on Yosemite, though the fans whined. The 2015 couldn't handle the load no matter what I tried. I thought it might be Sierra. I bought a new 2014 and with Sierra it runs what I need without a problem. Seems to point to a lemon although the hardware tested fine. Good luck to whoever buys it.
     
  6. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    It is not really practical to upgrade the m.2 proprietary SSD in the 2015 after the fact. The only 3rd party solution (OWC) that may work maxes out at around 0.5 GB/sec vs. 1.5 GB/sec for the factory part. So you need to find a used drive from a 2015 rMBP on eBay or find a shop that will order you one.
     
  7. Eason85 macrumors member

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    Wow, owc were really ripping people off
     
  8. kbk75 macrumors regular

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    My guess would be 2-1-3. A 256GB SSD just doesn't cut it in 2017, any more than a 16GB iPhone does, imo.
     
  9. im_ashley macrumors newbie

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    too bad I don't have it in the country I live now. Only Apple Stores no refurbished officially offered and the local trading websites are full of cheating. eBay & Amazon.com stocks brings risks for returning. Return import fess will be charged for USA.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    1,2,3 because people looking at refurbs frequently do so because of the price savings. I'd say the lowest will go first, then the next lowest etc.
     
  11. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with Mr. Flynn. 1, 2, 3. Because of Price.
     
  12. kbk75 macrumors regular

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    It's the same here, I had to get my sister to bring me a BTO 15" from the USA.
     
  13. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    2-3-1.

    There are probably a lot fewer of the upper end models, which seem to be the most sought after.

    I'd take #3 over anything else Apple currently offers.
     
  14. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    #2 is sort of a rip off. I got the same system new for $2150 from Amazon in April 2016.
     
  15. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    #3 is gone, replaced by another 2.5 but with 1 TB.
     
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    Speaking of which, the replacement of #3 is gone too now. That 1TB drive seems popular. Or there aren't many available.
     
  18. jerryk macrumors 68020

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    I am guessing the latter. That was largely a BTO configuration. The other two were in stock at every Apple store and outlet.
     
  19. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    They're all sold out now. Don't know which one went last.
     
  20. uptownnyc macrumors 6502

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    I bought #2 from a private seller for $1600 off Facebook.
     
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    Hah, and is Lincoln is still dead?
     

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