Only at Apple Computer Inc

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bobriot, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. bobriot macrumors member

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    Ok this may not be only Apple but I just purchased a refurb macbook unibody for £799 on the refurb store. Obviously I'm over the moon but after doing the about this mac I noticed that the memory is 4GB not the 2Gb I ordered and the HD is a 230GB not the standard 160.

    This has saved at least another £100 that I was going to spend to sup up the macbook.

    Thank you Apple Inc for going way beyond in build, design and delivery.

    BobRiot
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    In past cases refurbished hardware has ended up being BTO/CTO hardware with much greater than advertised specifications.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Eidorian is right.

    I call it the Refurb Roulette. You don't get a "new" computer, per se, but you have the opportunity to get FAR better specs than that for which you pay, but will never receive slower or worse hardware than for which you pay.

    You can't lose! :D

    Oh, and... they dropped "Computer" from their name two years ago.

    It shows.
     
  4. bobriot thread starter macrumors member

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    Oops what a noob I am, sorry apple
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    If I ever buy another Mac it's going to be a refurbished one. :D
     
  6. jeremybuff macrumors regular

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    I gotta admit, it's great to see a company not as greedy as others. Maybe I just love the fact that HP, Sony, Dell, etc can't match Apple- even with their billions of dollars and all those engineers. Apple didn't just 1up them, they 1up x2 them. As usual.
     

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