rMBP Refurbs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Azarias59, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. Azarias59 macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2013
    Have any of you ever bought a refurbished apple product? If so, what has been your experience to do? Would it be a bad idea to buy one?

    The reason I ask, is because I'm looking to get a 15" rMBP, however they are a bit pricy for my budget. I'm hoping to get a good deal somewhere after the Haswells rmbps are released.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    There are dozens of threads on this topic. 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.

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