macbook refurbished?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by hcho3, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    What do you guys think about macbook refurbished? Is it bad idea to buy one? I am leaning towards to purchasing this because it's 150-250 dollars cheaper.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    They're fine, it's not a bad idea to buy one.
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    According to hundreds of threads here, refurbished Apple product are highly valued and always a good deal, especially as they get extra attention by Apple due to being returned at some point.


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  4. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    I bought my 2008 aluminum macbook refurb last winter and love it. It was in perfect physical condition! :)
     
  5. hcho3 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Did you buy Apple care? Do you think I should buy that as well?
     
  6. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    I didn't, but I would probably recommend it to anyone buying a laptop from Apple. I think it's probably a waste for the iphone, ipod, etc. But for something pricy like a laptop, it'd be worth it. And you could use the money you're saving by buying refurb!
     
  7. kwood72 macrumors newbie

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    I purchased a MacBook from the Apple online store three weeks ago and love it. Cost only $759.00 and it arrived in like-new condition in 5 days.
     
  8. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

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    My girlfriend got one for $749 and it looked BRAND new... we pealed off the screen sticker and its been a thing of beauty ever since !

    Refurbs are great...
     
  9. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, refurbs have often had every component pretty much completely replaced, so it's like new. They're a good thing to consider.
     
  10. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah from everthing I've heard Refurbs are absolutely great :D Apple takes em in when they're returned and looks at absolutely everything on the inside, replaces what needs to be replace, cleans up the outside, and sells for a couple hundred bucks cheaper than a new one. Sounds like a pretty damn good deal to me haha. I wish I would have bought refurbed than a new one
     

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