Physical Appearance of Apple Refurbs

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by applekid, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. applekid macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2003
    I wouldn't mind buying some Apple refurbished products, but I wonder how the physical appearance of refurbished products are, especially for the PowerBook, iBook, and iPod.

    So, any input for the appearance quality of Apple refurbs?
  2. mullet macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2003
    I recently purchased a refurb PowerMac G5 and Mac Mini and both came out out of the box looking brand spankin' new. They even had that new Apple computer smell. I hope that helps with your question even though they are different cpus than you specified.

  3. pdpfilms macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2004
    I also purchased a refurb imac and PM G5, both appeared perfect. I also recently returned a 4g ipod for repair, and the shipped me what i assume was a refurb, and it also appeared and functioned perfectly.
  4. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816


    Aug 25, 2004
    Glendale, California, USA
    I have to play the bad guy here. I sent my iPod mini in for repair back in da June and then sold the refurb I got. Apparently the guy has been having some battery issues where now it gets only 30 min battery life.
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    My PowerBook was a refurb and was absolutely great visually. If it was substantially different from a new one, I couldn't tell. I chose it specifically because it had been through a repair when there were still questions about the reliability. I've had no problems, either.

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