rMBP Refurbs

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

  1. Azarias59 macrumors newbie

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    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

    GGJstudios

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    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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