Refurb store low stock

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by citivolus, May 24, 2014.

  1. citivolus macrumors 6502a

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    The stock level at the refurbished store has really dwindled lately. Of course it varies minute to minute, but the upcoming WWDC probably has something to do with it as well. I've been watching and waiting for a week now for the 13 inch rMBP 8/256 model to come back in stock. Refurb.me alerts have been set. Anyone else checking every 15 minutes too? :)
     
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    I typically look once per day. I'm waiting for any WWDC announcements too.
     
  4. citivolus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok I'm ready to go out on a limb and say it appears very likely to me that at least there will be a spec bump next week. The stock of late 2013 rMBP13" models has dwindled to ZERO currently in the refurb store. Only one model of the 13" MBA too is currently available. Yikes!
     
  5. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    The UK refurb shop has had nothing at all on sale some days.
     
  6. chibamac macrumors 6502

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    This is good news. Hope they spec bump on Monday!!!
     
  7. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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    It may just be that there are fewer people buying MacBooks at the moment, waiting to see if there is an update next week, and therefore fewer returns to sell as refurbs. There is no logical reason for Apple to hold back on selling any of their refurbs.


    Barney
     
  8. 4theking macrumors member

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    I can think of one logical reason. Apple may prefer that people like me who would probably by a refurb not buy anything until WWDC announcements.
     
  9. citivolus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know this is totally unscientific, but I think the percentage of potential MacBook customers who even know that WWDC is occurring next week is extremely small, not to mention the percentage of customers who are returning their MacBooks also being aware of WWDC. I also have no basis for this, but my hunch is that Apple exerts much more control over the inventory in the refurb store than simply being driven by supply of returns. We shall see!
     
  10. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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    But why not sell what they can now rather than hold it back to sell for less?


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  11. Smeaton1724, May 28, 2014
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    Smeaton1724 macrumors 6502a

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    Alternatively, why sell now when they will most likely have lots of returns when they drop the base price £100-200 per model.

    I'm expecting a 13 retina drop of £100, to give a 'base' price of £999. Similar with the 15, there's a huge jump to £1699, that is ripe for a £200 reduction to £1499 starting price.

    :) No facts, no evidence - Just wishful thinking!!

    If so I'll be very tempted with a base rMBP 15 or a fully specc'ed rMBP 13, albeit late 2013 specification.

    Edit: To add I'm from the UK where our prices are very high!!
     

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