Refurb or New Macbook?

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

  1. DomLando macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 me...so it's not really "new."

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

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    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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