refurbished MBP and new MBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jackere, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. jackere macrumors newbie

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    hi guys , I'm hesitant about buying a new MBP or the refurbished one. they have 300-bucks diff. so I'm wondering what is diff between these two exactly? could I please get help with this so that I can decide which is more worth buying!

    thx!!!:eek:
     
  2. David G. macrumors 65816

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    If the specs are the same the only two differences are the price you pay and the type of box it comes in.
     
  3. amac4me macrumors 65816

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    If you're concerned about the cost, get the refurbished. It comes with the same 1 year warranty as a new MBP.
     
  4. ktbubster macrumors 6502a

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    Just got a refurbished 2.2 MBP and it was perfect. I prefer refurbs because chances are they have been looked at multiple times already, so I think that helps a bit too with the quality control of them, but I'm sure many people have had different experiences but that's just my 2 cents... sides, 300 bucks is nothing to scoff at.

    :)
     
  5. avincent52 macrumors regular

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    A caution about laptop refurbs.
    I bought an ibook back in the day. Generally a good machine, but the battery died in about a year. The replacement battery is still going strong even now, four years later.
    Not taking my own advice, I bought a 2.16 MBP refurb. Nice clean machine, but a problem with the Superdrive. It's been replaced with a new 2.2 machine (after much discussion with Apple) which, so far, is perfect (including the LCD screen, thank you)
    I also had a similar battery life problem with my ipod.
    That said, my refurb Imac has never given me a second of trouble and I didn't even get apple care for it.
    best
    Allen
     
  6. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    avincent, are you saying we should or shouldn't buy a refurb? :)
     
  7. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Go for the refurb - I've been buying 'em (both desktop and laptop) for years and have yet to have a problem of any sort. Funnily enough, the only Apple computer I've ever had fail on me was one of the few I've bought new.... go figure :p
     
  8. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    I'll be getting the ADC Student Discount just before I finish my Ph.D. After then, I will be buying refurbs due to the cost.
     
  9. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    I bought a refurb 2.33 GHz MBP this past April. Thus far, zero problems, and no indications that there will be. Completely happy. If money is an issue, go for a refurb -- there are plenty of SR MBP's in the online store right now.
     

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