refurb upgrades?

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

  1. migsev macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2008
    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.

  2. capitanbuzo macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2007
    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


    Aug 21, 2006
    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

    Jan 13, 2008
    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

    Jul 12, 2007
    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

    Jan 13, 2008
    is there any way to tell, or is it all luck if you get an upgraded one? haha!
  7. ethernet76 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2003
    Apple sent me an upgraded refurb. I didn't know until I opened the box.
  8. scienide09 macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    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


    Dec 3, 2007
    Surrey, UK
    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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