Refurb 15" MacBook Pro, how old?

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  1. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

    DewGuy1999

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    Thinking about getting one of the refurb 15" MacBook Pros (Unibody) and was wondering if those of you that have recently purchased one from Apple could post how old they were and when you got them? If you don't know how old your MacBook Pro is, you can check when it was built by entering the serial number here:

    http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

    Thanks!
     
  2. srexy macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting - thanks!

    This is from a refurb 2.53ghz model purchased middle of June 09. From the info above I'd have to deduce it's an overstock OR a very quick return. Regardless it's got the 9C85 panel and it was a screaming deal.
     
  3. GeJohnO macrumors newbie

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    My 2.53 arrived a week ago from the Apple store. Mine was manufactured in 2009 and had 4 charge cycles on the battery, mint condition. I think it was actually brand new. The site didn't work for me - it said my mac was manufactured this week - I think this is because Apple resets the date on the serial of refurbished Macs.
     
  4. DewGuy1999 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Wow. That looks like they were still building them after the new models were released in June. Cool. Thanks.
     
  5. DewGuy1999 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Refurbs do have new serial numbers but they usually retain the original production information when checked on that site. Maybe they're still producing them with excess parts and selling them as refurbs. Wouldn't that be cool! Thanks.
     
  6. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    No, they stopped producing the 2.53 15" model a while ago.

    Refurbs get new serials so technically that date isn't the ORIGINAL manufacture date.
     
  7. srexy macrumors 6502a

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    OK - that makes sense from the point of view that the new owner won't want anything to do with any previous registrations etc. But how does the new owner know what the build date is for his/her machine?
     
  8. DewGuy1999 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Maybe they've changed how they do things since I bought this refurb iMac. I purchased it on October 9, 2003 and the serial number shows that it is a refurb and the following:

    Production year: 2003
    Production week: 08 (February)
    Production number: 212 (within this week)

    I can't imagine that Apple refurbed it February and then waited till October to sell it. I think it was built in February and then probably refurbed in September.
     

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