Refurbished MacBook?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by charboneau, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. charboneau macrumors member

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    Anyone have any experience with refurbished laptops or thoughts about their reliability?
     
  2. xyian macrumors 6502

    xyian

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    I bought a refurb iBook G4 back in the day and had it for 2 years. No glitches, no problems, etc... It was great and my next laptop I buy will probably be refurbed.
     
  3. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    All of Apple's refurbs are top notch. Definitely worth it.
     
  4. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    My macbook came in pristine condition; better than my first powerbook, which had a few problems...

    Definately worth it.
     
  5. emptyCup macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

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    Occasionally there are cosmetic blemishes. Occasionally you get more than you paid for. Generally a good deal and always covered by a full warranty.
     
  6. dwd3885 macrumors 68020

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    apple refurbs are the best, as good as new
     
  7. T-Stex macrumors 6502

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    My girlfriend got a "refurbished" 1.83GHz white MacBook a few months back. It came in a plain brown box, but other than that, I'm pretty sure it was brand new. There were absolutely no scratches or marks on the laptop, and all the accessories were new. I'll definitely be buying a refurbished Apple laptop for my next computer.
     
  8. MacinDoc macrumors 68020

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    1 year AppleCare and you can purchase the 3 year extended program. Even with the extended AppleCare, you still save money over a new laptop. I say go for it!
     
  9. charboneau thread starter macrumors member

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