Mac store sent me wrong MBP...got one with better specs

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  1. newbie123 macrumors newbie

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    I ordered a refurb 13" MBP, 2.26, 2GB ram, 160GB hd... my on online receipt reflects this as does the packing list.

    When I click on the apple and "about this mac" as well as window & "computer"...i see I have 4GB ram and 500GB hd.

    Is it common to receive a refurb thats better than what you ordered?
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    This happens infrequently in refurbs for Apple. It's the luck of the draw and you came up lucky :)
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's somewhat common to get a custom build to order machine when you order a refurbished model. You're just not going to get any less than what's advertised.

    Consider it winning the lottery. :p
     
  4. newbie123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Lucky me then. Now I need to return the ram i ordered from amazon.

    I'll have to get one of those external cases for the hd as I have an intel ssd on the way.
     
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    Ha very cool. I might have to make the next Mac I buy a refurb.
     
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  10. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    Congrats! I just ordered a refurb 15" MBP, maybe I'll be surprised :)
     
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  13. newbie123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No kidding, think i'll get one tonight. Hope its a big pool..
     
  14. Coca-Cola macrumors 6502

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    Awesome business practice.

    This happened to me too. I ordered a 12" PowerBook G4, and got one loaded to the max with ram. It was an awesome surprise.
     
  15. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    Now if only they could make the mistake of maxing out refurb Mac Pros...:p
     
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    to check they cycles, go into the power tab in system profiler. For battery health, download the iStat Pro widget
     
  19. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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    Ha that's awesome! If that's not a insentive to buy a refurb I don't know what is! :D
     
  20. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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    Don't get iStat Pro, it causes problems, use CoconutBattery.
     
  21. newbie123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks...found system profiler. I have only charged this once so far...shows 9 cycles...not bad since its a refurb.

    I didnt download istat or coconuts... but in profiler showed battery condition as normal.

    Looks like i wasnt only lucky with the memory and hd, but with the low battery cycle too. Going to get that lottery ticket for sure! :)
     
  22. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Seems you got the refurb silent upgrades luck draw. I've had this happen to me on several refurbs. In fact my prev early 08 MBP was a good example. I bought a stock 2.5GHz model and received a fully maxed out 2.6GHz model with 4GB of RAM and 200GB 7200 drive.

    The previous owner of your machine must've BTO your system and returned it for Apple to resell
     
  23. newbie123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    BTO? whats that mean?
     
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    In that context, I'm guessing it's Build To Order.
     

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