Refurbished New Mac Pros

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Slow Programmer, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. Slow Programmer macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2011
    Lately, I have been noticing refurbished Mac Pro computers on OWC, BHphoto etc. They are labeled as being refurbished by Apple and are eligible for Apple's extended warranty. Has Apple ever sold refurbished computers like this? The prices are about $300 less than in Apple's refurb store.
  2. AidenShaw macrumors P6


    Feb 8, 2003
    The Peninsula
    Perhaps Apple is getting ready for a model refresh....
  3. pat500000 macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2015
    maybe they have too many of them that they couldn't sell.
  4. flat five, Jul 23, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2016

    flat five macrumors 603

    flat five

    Feb 6, 2007
    yes, apple refurbs have been available at B&H like this for at least a few years.. B&H will sometimes have sales which last for 24hrs in which the prices are a lot less than typical refurb prices.. and sometimes, they'll have brand new macs (or other items) at prices much lower than or lower than apple refurbished.. (fwiw, the mbp i have right now was bought through B&H via one of these 24hr fire sales for ~$1800 instead of the ~$2600 via apple)

    if you're out-of-state, you don't pay nyc sales tax so B&H offers even more savings in this regard.
  5. fastlanephil macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2007
    The Mac Pro's I just looked at on B&H Photo are all termed used. OWC does have two Apple refurbished 2013 Mac Pros but who knows how OWC ended up with them. PowerMax and Small Dog use to sell Apple refurbished Macs but then that changed and the Apple Store was the only outlet for Apple Refubished Macs for some time. I see that Small Dog is once again selling Apple refurbished Macs but no Mac Pro right now.

    I think it's hard to draw any inference from those two Apple refurbished units at OWC.
  6. flat five macrumors 603

    flat five

    Feb 6, 2007
  7. fotophil macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2011
    I purchased a OWC refurb unit that arrived factory sealed from Apple. I have noticed that the refurb units have the 256 GB Flash Drive. I upgraded the flash to a 1 TB flash card sold by MCE Technologies located in San Dimas, CA. The replacement 1 TB flash card has a heat sink and looks like the stock drive. Upon booting, the Apple System Description shows it as an Apple 1 TB Component. It works fine.
  8. rockyromero macrumors 6502


    Jul 11, 2015

    I also want to upgrade my storage from 500GB to 1TB, maybe 2TB or 4TB, while I'm at it.

    Or I may get another nMP as a backup possibility.


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