Reliability of MBP 15" refurb?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hellozz, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. hellozz macrumors newbie

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    Just wanted to ask how reliable to hardware of a refurb MBP 15 is. I'm thinking of buying one, but do not want crappy product that ***** in a few months just to save a couple hundred.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Apple refurbished products are considered by most to be a very good deal, as they're pretty much like buying a new Mac, except for the box.
    Click the link in that quote for more details on the refurbishment process.
    • Apple Certified Refurbished Products are available online from the Apple Refurb Store and are not sold in local Apple stores
    • Educational discounts do not apply to refurb products.
    • Refurb products come with the same warranty as new products, and qualify for AppleCare
    • Refurb products have a changed serial number that identifies them as refurbished
    • Refurb products come with whatever OS version and software they originally shipped with as new
    • Refurb products come with the same items in the box as new products, only the box is a plain one, not the new box.
    • A refurb product could have some cosmetic signs of prior use, but rarely do
    • A refurb Mac may have some cycles on the battery, but not a significant enough amount to affect usable life
    • The refurb store inventory changes frequently, sometimes several times a day, and doesn't have any direct relation to upcoming product releases. What's available in the refurb store is determined by what has been returned to Apple.
    • If you're looking for a particular item, refurb.me can alert you when it becomes available.
     
  3. Count Blah macrumors 68030

    Count Blah

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    I have not experienced any noticeable difference between refurb and new MBPs and other Apple products. The misses is using a refurb 2008 unibody MBP that has been dropped in a paved parking lot(needed needle nose pliers surgery to allow the lid to open), and has been nearly submerged in water. It still works like a champ.
     
  4. itegypt macrumors 6502

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  5. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    My last MBP was a refurb. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another. I never had problems with it. If I didn't jump on the retina early, I would have gotten a refurb.
     

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