Refurbished MacBook from Apple online store... worth getting?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jkerr45, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. jkerr45 macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2008
    I want to get my wife a MacBook. Lately I have been seeing a few refurbished ones pop up on Apples' online store. Are the refurbished macs okay to buy or will I have issues with them?

    Thanks, JK
  2. makinao macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2009
    They are VERY worth getting. They have no nice box, and may be less than perfect cosmetically. But they have received a technical once over by Apple, come with the same 1-year warranty, and qualify for Applecare extension.
  3. seekup33 macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2009
    We've bought 3 Macbooks (2 Aluminum, 1 W/U), one MBP, and one Mac Mini (late 2009) from the refurb store - I don't ever see myself buying brand new when the quality of a refurb is so good. The absolute only thing that would make you know it's not brand new is the box it comes in.
  4. Paul B macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    Question: is this the box that it comes in?



    Looks better than most normal laptop boxes if you ask me.
  5. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020


    Dec 8, 2009
    Yes that is the box refurbs come in.

    They are totally worth getting. The vast majority of refurbs are just 30-day returned computers that the person did not want.
  6. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

    Feb 5, 2008
    NYC - Manhattan
    850 for a refurb white MB is a smoking hot deal!
  7. jkerr45 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2008

    Thanks guys, I really appreciate the input. My wife will be happy.

  8. seekup33 macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2009
    All of ours came in white boxes.
  9. reeley macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2010
    Ordered my FB881B 13 inch macbook last thursday, arrived friday :) Looks absolutely perfect, spotless and shiny and lovely and £200 plus saving :D:D:D:D

    I would say yes, go for it.

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