Should i buy a refurbished macbook now?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mokeyboy128, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. mokeyboy128 macrumors member

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    I recently just saw that in the apple store they have refurbished macbooks for $850. Ive been wanting a macbook for the longest time and im really tired of my crapppy windows laptop. I have enough money to purchase it now, but my father said that this would probably be the laptop im taking to college in a few years (im just in highschool) as opposed to buying a macbook right before college.

    Will this macbook last me for awhile? and like will i be missing out on like super cooler stuff in a few years if i wasnt to buy it right before college.

    thanks
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Wait until the summer for the back to school offer with a free-iPod and printer.
     
  3. mokeyboy128 thread starter macrumors member

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    I already have a ipod and i already have a printer, so i dont need those things
     
  4. gregdrummeraz macrumors 6502

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    its worth an extra 2 hundred to get the extended applecare. which will cover you till college.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    No one said you couldn't sell them either. I've used that offer to get a free iPod and just sold it for an even greater discount on new hardware.

    Page 1 suggests another MacBook update in June so getting it now would mean you'd be 2 updates behind. I have to agree with the assessment.
     
  6. Lucascsula macrumors regular

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    Buy one. You won't regret it. Refurbished Macs ROCK. They're basically brand new.
     
  7. mokeyboy128 thread starter macrumors member

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    What i am asking is, if i were to buy a refurb macbook now, will that last me till collage in 2 years? Like will it still run fast and be able to do my daily tasks. I would imagine if i upgraded the ram it would be able to make it!
     
  8. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, it will serve you well for 2 years. It's not a bad laptop but remember that it has no DVD burner.

    You might want to hold out for a few more months to see how the market shakes down. You might end up with a better Macbook at around the same price.
     

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