Refurbished MacBook Pro Retina's appear in Online Store!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by er2429, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. er2429 macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2009
  2. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2007
    And used cMBP-15s will take another $200-$300 hit in value...

    ...right after I bought one!
  3. LouieSamman macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    So 130 days till refurbs shows up for MacBook Pros? Why so late?
  4. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    "Customize it with personalized screen burn-in"
  5. Mac-Tech macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2012
    Toronto, ON
    Why would you want 'Refurb' RMBP? There are already issues with them and buying one USED is not a smart way to go...Just my two cents I could be wrong...I would never buy USED laptops...!
  6. bill-p macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    Probably rMBPs returned due to image retention were sent back to factory and refitted with new screens.

    Hopefully so.

    Don't have this problem with my rMBP, so no complaint either way.

    For $1830 + tax, I think the base model rMBP is a steal.
  7. lcseds macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2006
    NC, USA
    Because you can save money.
    Because they are usually perfect.
    Because you still get the full 1 year warranty.
    Because you can still buy the extended Applecare protection.
    Because technicians have QA'd the system, not line workers.
    Because a Refurb has passed more quality testing than a system off the production line.

    Question is.....Why NOT buy a refurb?
  8. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    Cant wait to see refurbished 13" retinas, personally.
  9. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Refurbished is not used. They're practically new, but usually have been returned within the 14-day return period without major defects, or were used as a demo or display (obviously not for long in this case, and that's probably not where these came from). They also have had any problems fixed and have had a thorough inspection by a qualified technician.

    I'd rather buy a refurb than new in a lot of cases.

  10. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2010
    Pasadena, Ca
    Your save $200-300 and still get the same warranty as a new device.
  11. lewdvig macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2002
    South Pole
  12. vpro macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2012
    future man

    I love it ! HAHA !
  13. skitzogreg macrumors 6502


    Oct 31, 2007
    It was sold out when this thread first opened, lol. Still, I'm glad we can see what the refurb prices are and will be for the time being on these machines.
  14. Mdwall macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2012
    It is feasible that the refurbs may be better machines than the new ones. Though now that IR is considered normal, that may not be the case.
  15. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Jun 1, 2011
    MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch Hi-Res 2880x1800 Display with Dead Pixels - $100 •
  16. philipfreire macrumors member


    Oct 11, 2012
    Toronto, ON
    im not surprised with the amount of people buying and returning this model.

    If you want to even save more money on a refurb, checkout with the student discount. You dont have to prove what school you went to or anything, just add a university or college name on checkout and thats it! In stores they require you to show your student card. This is what an apple store salesperson told me. Then I ordered my macbook pro retina with the student discount. Saved quite a bit of money and it worked!

    FYI: Im in canada, not sure if the rules are different to the guys south of the border.

    Hopefully this works and helps you guys save a little more. :)
  17. Rhinoevans macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2012
    Las Vegas, NV
  18. onthecouchagain macrumors 604


    Mar 29, 2011
    How do we know this? I'm genuinely curious.
  19. Mac-Tech, Oct 20, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2012

    Mac-Tech macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2012
    Toronto, ON
    You can use a student discount and buy a new machine instead of fingerprint and minor scratches on the USED laptop...


    Not always perfect....usually minor nicks and scratches on them...
    Regardless you get it with the NEW laptop purchase..
    You can purchase the Applecare with NEW RMBP
    No one here knows really how well the USED laptops have been inspected...
    How can you prove that? QA Testing has passed better then a line one knows this??

    Overall buying USED of anything is a risk...Once tampered with and played around with...its NEVER the say as a NEW product....


    Ppl who send back their RMBP's with LG or Samsung screen or creaks and noises or fan too loud or heats up too much..WELL GUESS what there all being refurbished and reSOLD to ppl for $100-200 my books that is not worth it all!! Just use the STUDENT DISCOUNT and get $100 off the NEW RMBP's..
  20. MaxPower72 macrumors 6502


    Aug 15, 2012
    Chicago, Illinois, Crooks County
    I wonder how many will pop up on the Apple store in few weeks from now....
    the first ones got snatched right away...
  21. LizKat macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    They'll keep getting picked off immediately but it's worth popping in early to see if you can snag one. The great thing is they're selling them now, that's great to know!
  22. Mdwall macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2012
    Yeah if you are a student then I suppose you could but if those prices are correct it would still benefit you by a significant amount to go with a 'furb.
    2,379 vs. 2799 is quite significant. Even with the student discount you would still be money ahead. And anything I've ever bought off the refurb store has been imperceptibly the same as a brand new item save the fancy box. Of course there is the chance that you might have one with a scratch here or there but, you can return it in 14 days if you don't like it so really why exactly is that a bad thing?
    I'm not saying I don't understand the whole OMG it's new! point FWIW, I'm just saying that you seem to be painting an incorrect picture of the refurbished products when I have heard nothing but good about them most of the time.
  23. OatmealRocks macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2009
    So much misinformation here it is just silly. This poster must be new to Apple products.
  24. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    Only reason for me is that I can't stand not getting my Apple gear the day it's released. ;)

    My monitors are refurb, everything else is new - but I highly recommend the refurb store both here and to everyone I know.
  25. Mac-Tech, Oct 20, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 21, 2012

    Mac-Tech macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2012
    Toronto, ON
    Nah man..been a Apple guy since 2000 so yeah...!

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