Refurb 2017 MBPtb - When?

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  1. alpi123 macrumors regular

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    I'm finally determined to buy a 15'' one but how long do they usually take to get in the refurbished store? I'd rather pay $2799 for a 1TB but refurbished rather than a brand new.
     
  2. duervo macrumors 68000

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    Probably sometime during fall would be my guess.
     
  3. alpi123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Lol haha, I thought maybe a month will be just the time for them.
     
  4. duervo macrumors 68000

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    No way to tell for certain, except that it's probably not going to be in June or July. Can only go by what they've done in the past. If I remember right, it's usually been about 2-4 month gap between release and when they start popping up in the refurbished store.
     
  5. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Its usually 3-4 months, and with a lot of 2016 stock about that may well extend while that is sold off.
     
  6. alpi123 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Considering those dates, I might just buy a 2016 refurb. Although would love to have the new updates.
     
  7. melikyants macrumors newbie

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    Just got refurb 15" 2016 base model. Best value/money purchase at this time.
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    The last model took several months, you have to remember any returns will first be used for repairs, and then they'll wait for sufficient inventory before selling a portion of them. I think late 2018 is a realistic time frame.
     
  9. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    I think you meant 2017 there.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    Or maybe I'm being overly optimistic about returns to Apple :D

    Yes, I meant 2017
     
  11. vjobs macrumors regular

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    Wouldn't wait for a refurbished 2017 MacBook Pro, it might take a while to have your preferred configuration in the refurbished store.
     
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  13. Mr Retina macrumors regular

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    You're looking at about 4-5 months from now I would say.
     
  14. kovalchuk71 macrumors 6502

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    I just bought a 15" tb MacBook Pro refurb for $2039. Is it worth the extra $200 (I get educational discount) to return it and buy a BNIB 2017 Model? I figure the resale value increase due to the new chip set would make it worth it, right?
     
  15. CheesePuff macrumors 6502

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    For the October 2016 models it took until March 2017 for them to appear on Apple's refurbished site.
     
  16. ZapNZs macrumors 68000

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    4-7 months
    You can find some 2016 models brand new in stores for less money than refurbs sell for on the Apple site...
     
  17. TailsToo macrumors member

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    I think the 2016 model refurbs were out in late Feb / early March.
     

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