Refurb MB condition?

scott523

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Sep 8, 2006
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Would a refurb MB contain scratchs/dings, etc? Or would a refurb look just like the new unused one except someone had already used it? Also is it recommended to get a refurb (low cost) or just to get a new MB to rule out any defects?

Note: Usually I prefer new unopened products so this is the first time I've considered getting one and this would be my first Mac to switching.
 

bousozoku

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My personal thinking is to buy the refurbished computer to avoid the new computer problems, even though the problems aren't as widespread as they seem. I did this with a PowerBook G4 and I've never been disappointed.

There might have been slight blemishes on the machine when I got it, but they weren't enough that I wouldn't have seen them in a month or two anyway.
 
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Obelus82

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Oct 24, 2006
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I bought a refurb macbook pro today... it will be my third mac, the other two I have owned I bought new and have never had a problem. I usually always buy new, but the savings on the refurb MBP were too good for me to pass up and it was exactly what I wanted. I imagine it will be fine since someone has gone over it to fix the problems which is more than might be said for a brand new mac off the assembly line, but there is always some risk new or refurbished... for me it was worth the savings to take the chance
 
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ichii

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Sep 20, 2006
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Mines came looking new, maybe a little dirty on the edges but you can just rub it of with your finger. I think there are light scratches on the case, but it's really hard to see unless it's in direct light. It's a great buy, I'm planning to pickup another one or a ipod nano.
 
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iSee

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Oct 25, 2004
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I bought three or four refurb Macs for my old company, and they were flawless.
 
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