Quick question about refurbished laptops...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rhcpfan0, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. rhcpfan0 macrumors newbie

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    When you buy a refurbished laptop, does it come with a fresh new battery? Or do they just leave the one that originally came with the computer in it?
    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    They'll give you a fresh battery, not a used one. Refurbs are basically brand new computers. They even change the casing (if there were scratches on the original).
     
  3. ecstasy macrumors 6502

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    Except you don't get the original box with the picture of the Macbook and the brand-new feel to it.
     
  4. macjram macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a refurbished, and definitely not disappointed with not having the original box, but I must say, it did have a brand-new feel to it. Everything was perfect.

    In coconut battery, it said my Macbook Pro was 3 months old, though.
     
  5. macbook yes macrumors 6502

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    I bought mine brand new and it's 3 months old too. I guess thats how long it sat on the shelf.
     
  6. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I bought the macBook pro in my sig (returned it for the new one in but it has not come in yet) refurb and it did have a brand new fell to it. I used istat pro and the battery had 3 cycles on it. It got really hot but i think that normal? Otherwise looked brand new! and i saved $400. Great deal.
     
  7. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah but that little brown box saves you hundreds of dollars. :p
     
  8. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    The uni MBP boxes we've been getting for the refurbs are now white.

    Awesome deal no matter the color of the box! Machine is as new as one can get.

    Cheers,
     

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