Refurb price drop

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mojopixel, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. mojopixel macrumors 6502

    mojopixel

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    Hello,

    What are the chances of Apple selling their refurb MBPs for even less when the new MBP get announced at MWSF08?

    cheers for the response,

    mp
     
  2. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    As a general rule, current generation refurbs go for about 13% discount. Previous generation go for about 25-30% discount. (in the UK anyway)
     
  3. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    It doesn't happen. If it did, the MBPs before the current generation would be selling for <1000 dollars. The refurbished models simply get updated; the prices hold steady. You're never going to see a <$1500 15" MBP at the Apple Store, nor a <$900 Macbook.
     
  4. xlosltove777 macrumors member

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    I am pretty sure I've seen the previous generation refurbed macbooks go down to $850. I can see a Macbook Pro going down to $1600 at best.
     
  5. rhyndu macrumors regular

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    I know at one point Apple was selling refub gen 1 blackbooks for $999!
     
  6. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    A friend of mine purchased a base model MacBook (I don't remember what gen) for $799 refurbed. I don't think the MacBooks have ever gone for less than that on the Apple Store.
     
  7. robby818 macrumors 6502a

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    American express is offering $100 off a $1000 Apple store purchase right now. I used it & my iphone credit to buy one of the refurb 15" Macbook Pro at $1699. I've been following the 15" prices and they have been $1699 for some time now. New model should mean lower refurb prices but Apple doesn't always do so.
     
  8. lord patton macrumors 65816

    lord patton

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    since the SR update, first gen base macbooks go for $750 refurbed. The sweet spot, however, is the mid-range 1st gen macbooks: Superdrive, 1 gig ram, and 2.0 GHz. I got one of these for my parents for $850 a few months ago, now they are $800.
     

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