Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fluidedge, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. fluidedge macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2007
    What is peoples experience of buying Refubs direct from Apple (i wouldn't consider eBay/3rd Party etc)??

    I am looking to either get a new MBP in January (updated fingers crossed!!) or a refurb mac pro.

    Now i know one is a laptop and one is a desktop (yak yak yak) but they will be of similar price i think and i could kinda use the extra power but i'm slightly nervous of buying refurbed.

    anyone have experience of similar position?
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    I had a perfect experience with my MacBook. It arrived clean and in great working order. No complaints except I didn't get any Apple stickers. :apple: :(
  3. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2007
    Columbus, OH
    I am impressed with the refurbs as well. I ordered a white c2d macbook (pre sr) for my grandma earlier this month... pristine.

    and... mine came with apple stickers ;)
  4. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    I have purchased a refurbished MacBook from Apple and it came in great condition, fresh and clean. I've been telling anyone interested in buying a Mac to consider a refurbished model to save a good amount of cash. I am planning on purchasing a MacBook Pro refurbished in the near future as well. Mine did come with stickers though..
  5. gotzero macrumors 68040

    Jan 6, 2007
    Mid-Atlantic, US
    I got a refurbished Macbook and Mini, and now wish I would have bought my MPB this way...

    You save a significant amount of money, and you get a personally tested product. The two I purchased looked absolutely perfect when they arrived, and both function with no issues.
  6. fluidedge thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2007
    interesting i'll look into it a little more - the savings on a MBP look to be between £100-200 which isn't much really and you're getting (sightly) dated chips and cards...

    might be worth getting a refurb iMac and a top end new MB for on the road...

  7. jnc macrumors 68020


    Jan 7, 2007
    Nunya, Business TX
    I bought a Core Duo Mac Mini with Superdrive and 1GB for about the 512MB Combo drive's cost...

    Aside from not coming in the original box, and having barely noticeable signs of wear through normal use, there was nothing to separate it from a brand new machine
  8. bntz313 macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2007
    Coming from someone that has low income. I'm a new switcher(pc-mac) and I bought an 17 mbp refurbished. I got the 2.33ghz and let me say that my pc was 2.8 P4 with a 1gb of ram, and this is way faster. My refub came in brand new condition, in anyway could you tell that it was refubished. In Jan I'm gonna buy a imac or mac pro and I'm gonna look right at the refubs. I don't need the lastest, just something fast.

    I'd say go for it.

    Oh and I use Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash all at the same time and it runs great
  9. TheScavenger macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2007
    Kansas City, MO
    I bought a refurbed Mac Mini this year and it looked brand new!

  10. FatGolfer macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2006
  11. scratchyback macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2005
    Refurbs Are Great

    I got a refurb MBP 2.2.
    It was flawless (though I could see that a few of the screws had been turned).
    Beautiful machine.

    Will do again.
  12. mrkramer macrumors 603


    Jul 11, 2006
    I just had my refurb mini delivered, and as other people have said the only difference is the packaging that it came in. and also with refurbs you sometimes get free upgrades, like I got 1GB of RAM.
  13. iMan G5 macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2007
    Not true. You can get current gen MBP's from the refurb section.
  14. macpluslaptop macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2007
    My refurbed MBP has worked flawlessly in the couple of months I've had it.
  15. bijou macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2007
    The MBP I purchased in February has performed flawlessly...except it did just have a hard drive go out, replaced quickly by Applecare.:D
  16. kresh macrumors 6502a


    All of the Apple equipment in my sig are refurbs from the online Apple store. I don't think I will ever buy a brand new Mac again. It's refurbs for me as long as Apple continues the refurb program.

    edit: The G3 iMacs are not refurbs :(

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