Refurbished Macbook/MacbookPro

alittleloving

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Jul 21, 2009
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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
 

powerbook911

macrumors 68040
Mar 15, 2005
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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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