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

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

  1. jkerr45 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Question: is this the box that it comes in?

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

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    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

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    850 for a refurb white MB is a smoking hot deal!
     
  7. jkerr45 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

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

    -JK
     
  8. seekup33 macrumors newbie

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    All of ours came in white boxes.
     
  9. reeley macrumors newbie

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    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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