macbook pro refurb

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  1. stevoeddz macrumors member

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    hey
    so im looking to buy a mbp 2.4ghz aluminum. i noticed apple is selling them refurbished for $1700.

    do they appear to be brand new? or are there previous signs of use?

    should i go with the refurb and save $300 or buy it new?
     
  2. dylanmac macrumors newbie

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    I'm not too familiar with Apple's refurbed products, but if you do buy refurb, be sure to get Apple Care if it doesn't already come with.
     
  3. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    Yes they do appear new. I've bought several and they all look brand new
     
  4. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    It already comes with 1 year
     
  5. dylanmac macrumors newbie

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    This is good to know. Thanks.
     
  6. Reflow macrumors 68000

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    You still have the option to buy another 2 years, but you have to buy it before the end of your first year...
     
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    They come in brown boxes not white
     
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    Absolutely. The only thing you miss out on is the retail box. I've ordered from the refurb store and the MBP I got looked brand new and performed flawlessly. In addition, it didn't have any of the known annoyances with MBPs from that generation - namely the warped lid syndrome.

    Refurbs are checked and re-checked, much more thoroughly than ones off the assembly line.

    I will be looking for a refurb unibody myself in a week or two. Good luck.
     
  11. MacLadybug macrumors 6502a

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    My first was a refurbished MBP...

    It looked flawless, just as new and pristine as any of the notebooks in the store. I did however, have an ongoing power issue that resulted in Apple giving us a replacement. It was burning up inside no matter what they replaced and batteries would not hold a charge. Mine was an early '07 model that was replaced with a unibody. My sister-in-law has a refurb MBP that is beyond perfect. She's had it almost a year with no issues.

    I'd suggest that whatever you do, you should spend the extra for AppleCare. And if money is tight, then get a new one and skip the AppleCare. But my vote no matter what your decision, you should have the AppleCare... it saved our fanny on the MBP.
     
  12. November macrumors regular

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    My MBP is a refurb, it had some very, very slight signs of use, but for the saving i was more than happy. There was a tiny scratch on the bottom of the unit and some signs of usage on the release catch.

    Mine came in a retail box and everything. Saved a bunch of money.
     
  13. zer0tails macrumors 65816

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    +1000 on the refurb. Definitely, a stellar deal and worth getting. I bought my mac pro refurb, and its been awesome. There was one little nick but otherwise it appeared new. Who knows, it had that nick when it was new too.

    but yeah go for it

    edit: so as to not come across as off topic, im planning on getting a refurb MBP too
     
  14. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    No matter what, my next Mac purchase (likely a 15" MBP) will be a refurb.
     

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