Refurbished

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by joe01, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. joe01 macrumors member

    joe01

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    is there downside to buying a refurbished mac book or mac book pro?
     
  2. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    Aside from not getting the box, no. There are many more rants about new products than refurbished ones here, I've seen only one in all of my time here which was easily resolved.
     
  3. arun21 macrumors member

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    i bought a refurb blackbook a while back. was perfect.
     
  4. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I've heard only good things about refurbs, supposedly the quality control they go through is even more rigorous than for new ones. Some people have also reported getting extra ram in their refurbs!
     
  5. GroundLoop macrumors 68000

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    I just got a BlackBook for my brother last week. It was essentially a new one repackaged in the brown box. Quite a bargain at $1099 compared to the AluMacBook.

    Well worth it in my opinion.

    Hickman
     
  6. sjc83 macrumors 6502

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  7. reclusivemonkey macrumors 6502

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    Just got a White MacBook refurb. There wasn't even a full cycle on the battery and the case was pristine.
     
  8. adit macrumors member

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    I Jusat got a refurb macbook pro. It definately was not brand new, but I have no complaints with it. It only has one little scratch on the side (aboout 1 cm max) and everything else barring the laptop came in brand new sealed plastics/cable ties.

    I would highly recommend getting a refurb for the savings...
     

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