macpro refurbs?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by sparkie1984, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. sparkie1984 macrumors 68000

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    does anyone know why MacPro refurbs are few and far between on the apple uk store?

    do they generally not refurb them much? or do they never break :eek:

    all they have currently is some 8 core beasts for £3000 - £4000

    i was hoping to pick up a cheaper base unit one. i suppose i could look at trying amazon etc..
     
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Mostly due to the number sold, but coupled with the reliability it makes for so few. They do come on from time too time, but never stay on more than a day.
     
  3. sparkie1984 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks umbongo :)

    ill keep checking on the off chance i guess, a refurb would work out perfect for me really, although unsure how much id save, gotta be a couple of hundred though surely
     
  4. playalistic macrumors regular

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    I took delivery of a 2.9Ghz quad 09 yesterday. It was £1950 I think. They do come up but as ever with the refurb store they don't hang around for long :)
     
  5. sparkie1984 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    you lucky lucky person!!!!!

    thats the same price as the base spec i believe!!!

    did you just keep checking? was you looking for long? and are you happy with it? scratched or dented etc?

    sorry for my questions!!
     
  6. playalistic macrumors regular

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    Yeah I'm pretty pleased all round. Absolute perfect condition, no scratches or marks at all. I noticed it on there Thursday morning but didn't actually order for an hour or so. It should have arrived Friday but UPS balls'd that up so it came Saturday instead.

    You just gotta keep checking and checking. Now come to think of it... I've just had an idea for an iPhone app :) Push notifications when items arrive to the refurb store would be pretty neat.
     
  7. sparkie1984 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    just installed that thanks mate!!

    if another crops up ill order it straight away!

    thanks again
     
  8. maghemi macrumors 6502

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    Damn, that application doesn't work for the Australian Refrub store.
     
  9. sparkie1984 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Does anyone know when they update the store? Midnight every night or something?
     
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  13. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Considering what you're getting, it's a good deal. Same price as the current '09 base Octad (2.26GHz), but it's a faster system in both single and multi-threaded performance. :D

    Upgrades can be easier as well, and in the case of RAID, you don't have to get special adapters to make 3rd party RAID cards work with the HDD bays (extra $165USD). It also avoids other issues with the '09's as well. ;)
     

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