Refurbished product from applestore?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bizonyos, May 1, 2011.

  1. bizonyos macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2011
    Hello everybody,

    I would like to know your opinions about refurbished products in applestore, are they reliable and good quality.

    I was planning to buy a macbook air 11.6 inch for $849 shipped

    What do you guys think

  2. duky macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    North Carolina
    Echoed. Originally bought my 13" 1.86GHz Air brand new. Decided I need more hard drive space and bought a refurb ultimate. The only difference was the box it came in, otherwise the computer was and still is in brand new condition with the same warranty.
  3. john1620b macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2009
    I just bought a refurb for the first time a few months ago, and I recommend it. It's in exactly the same condition as a new machine, but cheaper.
  4. Hans Brix macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2010
    My refurbished iPad works great. Haven't had any issues with it.
  5. choreo, May 3, 2011
    Last edited: May 3, 2011

    choreo macrumors regular


    Jan 10, 2008
    Midland, TX
    I am responding to this on a PowerMac G4 1.33 Apple Refurb that I bought in 2003 - been outdated now for a few years, but used it everyday and has not missed a beat so far.
  6. bobcatou macrumors newbie


    Jan 6, 2009
    Definitely go with refurb. I saved $500 on a MBP 4 years ago. Only difference was it wasn't packaged in a pretty little Apple box.

    I'd get another refurb but the MBPs haven't been out long enough yet.
  7. radiohed macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2007
    Portland, ME
    You can't go wrong with the Apple refurbs. I recently bought a refurbed mac mini server and it was like new. They also carry the same warranty. I saved $150 going with the refurb.
  8. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    I bought a refurb Mac Pro and it looks absolutely new in every way, and carries the same warranty as new. I will *always* consider Apple refurbs for future purchases.
  9. GGJstudios, May 3, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2015

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  10. mactouros macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2011
    That must be the same one I was checking out. If current/future rebate offers matter to you, I think refurbs don't qualify.
  11. mike457 macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2010
    You are correct that refurbs do not qualify. I have bought several Apple refurbs and recommend them to others. Given the exact same coverage and rights to Applecare, they're a great deal.
  12. Vantage Point macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2010
    New Jersey
    I bought a refurb 27" 2009 iMac and aside from the box everything about it looked brand spanking new.

    The thing to look out for is whether it is a better deal to buy a current model refurb or find a deal at a place like Amazon or B&H Photo that does not charge tax. I bought my 2010 MBP last November, which listed for $1,799 + tax, from Amazon for $1,675 and no tax. At the time a refurb + tax was about $100 less than a new one so I went that way. Today, the same model, which is now last years, is only $1,269 at the refub store and a fantastic deal - I wish I waited 3 more months but that the game

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