REFURBED macbook, to get or not?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bmorris, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. bmorris macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2007
    my girlfriend is looking for a macbook for just a regular computer bc shes tired of vista and loves my mac. but were in college and working so its hard to just go and pick up one. how are the refurbished ones? anyone know? or any other ideas about getting a deal?
  2. DMC-12 macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    I just ordered a refurbished, white 2.2 GHz MacBook, and I am expecting good things. The overwhelming majority of people in these forums and in other Apple circles agree that refurbs are a fantastic value over brand new Macs, and many also believe that machines that have undergone Apple's reportedly strict refurbishment process are more likely to be free of common defects than brand new, off-the-line Macs.

    Trust Apple's refurb store for the best deal/value on a Mac. One of the biggest factors here is that all Apple refurbs carry the same Apple warranty as new Macs, something you wouldn't get with even the cheapest "deal" from another source. (Some people even report receiving their Apple refurbs with more RAM or a bigger hard drive than specified on the refurb listing.)

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