Refurb or New Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DomLando, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. DomLando macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2010
    I decided on getting a 15inch macbook pro. I can save $285 by buying a refurb or I can buy new and get a Free Ipod Touch 8GB. Not sure what to go for now. I usually do not like buying refurbs. What do you guys suggest doing? How are the refurbs from Apple? Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. sadcamper macrumors regular

    May 19, 2010
    Personally, I'd only go new at this point...after reading all the stories of people returning for one defect or another, I wouldn't want any of those machines.
  3. uberamd macrumors 68030


    May 26, 2009
    I'm a refurb guy. Why? Big savings, same warranty as a new machine, and eligible for Apple Care. There is no reason not to buy a refurb.
  4. GadgetGeek71 macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2010
    Wherever I May Roam
    Personally, I would purchase new. From what I've read, Apple does a good job at refurbing their electronics.

    I've purchased a iPod, before the Touch, and I never had a problem...with the iPod. What I did have a problem with was knowing that my iPod was owned by someone before it's not really "new."

    Yeah, I'm a freak like that...;)
  5. plethon macrumors newbie


    Jun 22, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA
    Agreed. I have been nothing but satisfied with my refurb products at this point, and the significant savings would have even justified putting up with minor cosmetic defects I've never faced.

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