Refurbished Macbook/MacbookPro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by alittleloving, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. alittleloving macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2009
    Im looking into buying a refurbished macbook or pro through apple's website. I was wondering what kind of luck people have had with them? Do they look new? Are they scratched? Do they work like the new ones? Let me know! THANKYOU
  2. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    The physical appearance should be the same as a new machine effectively.

    The packaging will be more basic though. You probably won't get the fancy colored box that a new machine comes in, but a brown one.

    The refurbs are normally solid machines with a full warranty, which can also be upgraded to Apple Care.

    Here is my only caution. They don't discount the refurbs very much, in my opinion. You might be able to get a new machine from somewhere like Amazon or Mac Connection for almost the same price.

    A new machine potentially helps resell value as it would have the original fancy packaging and whatnot.

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