refurb units

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kclark, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. kclark macrumors member

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    Anyone thinking about buying a refurb instead of a "new" unit shouldn't hesitate. Mine came today and I LOVE it. I should have done it a long time ago. I am already getting use to the pad gestures. SWEEET. Just thought I would help anyone that might be on the fence like I was. The only thing that I wasn't sure about in the end was Hi res glossy or antiglare until I went to an apple store. I am very happy with my antiglare.
     
  2. markthrash macrumors regular

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    Nice to hear. I'm currently in this dilemma on getting a refurb or a new one.

    But now I've just gotten into the dilemma of waiting til the new line-up of MacBooks.
     
  3. Fishman Dan macrumors newbie

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    I love reading these threads.

    Late 2008 MBP 15" here (purchased mid 2009). Was my long awaited return to MacOS, and I haven't looked back since. I have recommended many the same way.
     
  4. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I'd recommend waiting for the new ones seeing if it has something you need/really want, and if it doesn't get a refurb of the previous model for a cheaper price than buying it now.

    And I totally agree with the OP, refurbs are awesome and work just as well as new ones.
     
  5. jbjones85 macrumors member

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    I got my refurb about 2 weeks ago and I haven't had any second thoughts. Looked brand new.
     
  6. kclark thread starter macrumors member

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    I saved $400 versus the same new model and I think it must have a new case, there is not a single scratch, scar, mar, smudge, etc. on it.
     
  7. SkaarjHunter macrumors newbie

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    So, with refurbs, they literally come in the same cosmetic condition as new models?
     
  8. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    Refurb is very nice. I have MBA is refurbished and it is just as good as new. Apple also backs it up with 1 year warranty. They are doing this because they are so confident that these machines will last years.
     
  9. kclark thread starter macrumors member

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    About the only difference between new and refurb, the refurb comes in a plain box instead of the pretty new box.
     
  10. blueridge macrumors 6502

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    i looked at refurb before i got mine.. the difference after tax was $60.. not worth it to me to get refurb over new.. then again my brand new MBP is DOA :(
     

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