Refurb MBP Experiences?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by FlynndelAmitri, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. FlynndelAmitri macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2007
    Hey all,

    First off, Im considering of purchasing a refurb MBP 2.2ghz 15", however I have "wet feet" towards the situation. There is only a 200$ difference between refurb and educational price and I always feel safer with "new" instead of "used", but I've heard rumors that refurbs are just as good if not "better" than new from Apple because they undergo a rigorous evaluation.

    Does anyone have opinions? comments? past experiences with refurb macs?

    Would you buy new, or a refurb if there was only a $200 difference?

    And would a refurb MBP be just as good as a similar new MBP (and more importantly last just as long)?

    Thanks all.
  2. macpluslaptop macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    I bought the refurb in August and it's been superb - excellent condition, flawless performance, amazing machine. I could have gone with the EDU discount but $200 is $200. (BTW, my MBP was less than a month old when I got it). Go for the refurb - it has the same warranty as a new laptop and it's already been broken in by Apple techs.

    I got my video ipod refurbed too. No problems whatsoever.
  3. scienide09 macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    I bought my refurb MBP in April. Flawless -- no scratches, scrapes, dead pixels, and nothing mechanical has gone wrong with the product. Also, since the refurbs go through a QA session with an actual Apple tech, rather than with a factory worker overseas, there's a better chance that your machine will have been put through it's paces and come out the other side will top grades.

    I saved more that $200, but Canadian prices are already higher. Refurb for the computer, use your education discount for AppleCare and accessories purchases, and you'll be set.

    I will purchase a refurb again.

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