MBP Current Gen.: New vs. Refurb

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by darklyt, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. darklyt macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2007
    I noticed this morning that the current generation of Macbook Pros were in the Refurb section. I have a student discount ($200 off) and the refurb discount offers $300 off of the current price.

    Ignoring all of the iPod discounts and the Printer discounts that one gets buying new, would it be safe to buy a refurbished model of the current MBP generation? That is, how likely would the yellowish tinted screen, heating issues, etc. be found amongst refurbished models? Would they be able to fix something like the yellowish tint before reselling it?

  2. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2007
    it is no different from buying new - anything defective is replaced - hence the 'refurbished' title.
  3. Igantius macrumors 65816

    Apr 29, 2007
    There are quite a few reasons why a machine can only be sold as refurbished - not just because it was a faulty unit.

    On Apple's site, it does talk about the tests all refurb model undergo, so if you want a bit of reassurance, have a look!
  4. Squonk macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2005
    I've had no problems buying refurbs! If you don't want the free iPod, then go for it!

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