Refurb MacBook

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  1. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

    PowerFullMac

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    OK, so im a cheap skate with not a lot of money, but I want a MacBook that works, and prefrebly not the base model.

    So, I looked at refurbs and saw advertising for a MacBook fir £599, but they were all gone :(. I know it will happen again and new ones get put on there all the itme, I even saw a BlackBook for about £800 which is normally £950! Thing is, are they good? Will they still work well?

    Also, has anyone got any experience with Cancom?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    My friend brought his macbook from the refurb store and it was in mint condition and it has never had any faults he has had it for around a year now, the only difference is you dont get the nice box, you get a brown normal box :p
     
  3. jimmyfingers macrumors newbie

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    My refurb MBP 2.2 arrived without so much as a finger print on it! Great savings for a super bit of kit, so you won't be disapointed mate. If you like to sit around and stare at the box your laptop came in then by all means by a new model, but like most people if you couldn't give a monkeys as to the box colour then get a refurb!
     
  4. tuxtpenguin macrumors regular

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    Refurbs are the way to go. Never had experience with Cancom.
     
  5. uberjason macrumors member

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    I purchased a Macbook (rev. a) 2.0ghz core duo refurb in January 07, and it worked flawlessly! Beautiful machine, it looked brand new! I have since upgraded to an SR 2.2 Macbook, but trickled down the machine to another family member. It still works flawlessly!
     
  6. JSchwage macrumors 6502a

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    As I've said time and time again, Apple refurbs are the best there is. I've bought a refurbished iPod and MacBook and neither has had a single problem.
     
  7. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    As long as the source is reputable refurbs are "a" "okay".
     
  8. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    I just brought a new blackbook education price for £816 a bit more then refurb. I have brought refurbs before and they have been immaculate and pristine.
     
  9. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks very much everyone! Seems like its a refurb for me!

    Now, should I be really cheap and get a refurb entry level or get a better one... Hmm :D :rolleyes: :apple:

    EDIT: WOW! :eek:
     
  10. shoppy macrumors 6502a

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    Go mid range minimum, as resell wise it is better and also you will miss teh dvd burning capabilities. I bought a base one and regretted it so many times.
     
  11. PowerFullMac thread starter macrumors 601

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    Well, seeing as the one I posted above is cheaper than a entry-level one but is better, I think I shall take your advice. :D ;)
     
  12. wrparis macrumors newbie

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    Received macbook refurb

    I finally pulled the trigger on a white 2.2 macbook refrub. Received it yesterday (friday) and looks brand new. No scratches etc... Unfortunately no free upgrades 1g Mem and 120 HD. So i ordered 4g from OWC for $95.

    It did not have the 10.5.2 updates installed (along with a bunch of other application updates).

    The one issue I had after the install and shutting down was that it would not reboot - it stalled on the blue screen with the spinning wheel. I did a safe boot and when I got to the login screen I clicked the back button and did a restart and all is well (FYI for anyone else).

    So far the macbook is working fine, great wireless. All in all a great combination of size, weight and performance.

    Compliments my 2.4ghz 20" Imac, which is not as portable.
     
  13. Sean9689 macrumors member

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    All my Apple purchases have been from the refurb store. MBP, MB (Black), and iPhone. I've never had a problem with any of them and they arrived in perfect condition.
     
  14. Jecko024 macrumors member

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    I just got my first mac, a macbook, from the refurb store, and very happy with the computer, only thing is you dont get the pretty box :) other than that, the computer is practically brand new. This is probably the way to go
     

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