Lots of Refurb June 2017 MacBooks

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by donster28, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. donster28 macrumors 68000

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    Just thought I let everyone here know that 12" MacBooks released on June 2017 are available at the Apple Refurbished Store (Canadian at least).

    Is it just me or these were put out in refurbs early. Anyways, I pulled the trigger and saved $230 on one that I'm sure is as good as brand new...I love Apple Refurbs!
     
  2. Joe Rossignol Editor

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    Yep. Here's an article from last week:

    https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...7-macbooks-with-kaby-lake-processors.2067306/
     
  3. donster28 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. andy9l macrumors 68000

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    With refurbs, be wary of dead/stuck pixels.

    I bought a 2016 MBP refurb the other week and ended up returning it due to a few stuck pixels. I was asked how many pixels were dead and when I replied 'only 2 or 3', she proceeded to select 'Buyer remorse' in the 'reason for return' field (after initially selecting 'DOA'). I assume that MBP is now in the hands of another unlucky buyer.

    Just something to watch for. Same with new machines too, I guess.
     
  5. irontiger82 macrumors member

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    I just bought a iMac 21" for the wife for her work. A refurb. Looks and works good! Now she wants a Macbook or MBP. Time to look for another refurb!
     
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    donster28 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I’ve been a victim of dead pixels once on a Macbook Air, but that was a long time ago and on a brand new one too. They seem to be rare now, but I believe they still do exist. I will be looking out for them and other potential LCD anomalies (backlight bleed, yellowing, etc.). Thank you for the reminder.
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    Apple refurbs are great! Once you get hooked, you can’t stop buying them LOL!
     
  7. wineandcarbs macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure I'm going to go for a refurb. I'll inspect it meticulously when I receive it, of course, but with the same return and warranty service it seems like the way to go right now
     
  8. applesith macrumors 68030

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    Can you buy Apple Care for a refurb or is it just the included 1 year?
     
  9. andy9l macrumors 68000

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    You can buy AppleCare :)

    I would recommend refurbs. My earlier post was just something to keep an eye out for. My experience wouldn’t put me off buying another in the future.
     
  10. wineandcarbs macrumors 6502a

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    It is unfortunate that they didn't record the actual reason. Refurbs are supposed to go through testing processes, but obviously the one with the dead pixels made it out there so... it'd be nice if it were noted so it could be looked for. As you said, same with new computers, but still. In this case the employee chose not to note why it was returned.
     

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