refurb upgrades?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by migsev, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. migsev macrumors regular

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    simple question here...can you get any upgrades included if you buy a refurbished mac? getting a refurb mbp would save me around $400, which is enough for apple care. i'd want a bigger HD though, and apparently installing it myself would void my warranty, unlike the macbook.

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  2. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

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    Nope. You get it the way it is. I believe you can go to an Apple store and ask them to upgrade the HDD and they will do it for a price.
     
  3. eyup macrumors regular

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    Doubt it - but if something goes wrong after you've installed say a new hard drive you can easily whip it it out! Who's to know?
     
  4. migsev thread starter macrumors regular

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    would it cost the same as if i was buying a hard drive for a brand new one? (200gb 7200rpm @ $200?)

    what if i buy a hard drive thats 320gb and get them to install it?
     
  5. ccwilli3 macrumors member

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    lots of refurbs come with 'silent' upgrades. Meaning more ram than advertised, bigger hard drives, superdrives instead of combo drives, etc...
     
  6. migsev thread starter macrumors regular

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    is there any way to tell, or is it all luck if you get an upgraded one? haha!
     
  7. ethernet76 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple sent me an upgraded refurb. I didn't know until I opened the box.
     
  8. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    It's pure luck. It's cool if you get the bonus, but don't count on getting one, and don't be pissed if you don't. My refurb didn't come with a bonus, but the computer arrived in awesome condition and was exactly what I ordered, so there was no cause for complaint.
     
  9. MST macrumors 6502

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    Well I hope my new refurb'd iMac comes with a few unexpected extras, of course I'm not banking on it, but it would be a very nice surprise indeed :)
     

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