The refurb store is fairly empty of laptops - updates soon?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Squonk, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Squonk macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2005
    I have noticed a trend that when the refurb store has very little products available that new product releases are close at hand. As of the time of this post, the only laptops available on the refurb store are 17" PowerBooks. Based on what I've seen in the past, I'm hopeful for new laptops this week. Of course this runs contrary to hopes for Santa Rosa based laptops and some people say that Apple refreshed the refurb inventory on Wednesdays...

    Discuss! :D
  2. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    Good sales or less items returned?

    Knowing that Apple Inc. has its greedy hands down in the Intel cookie Jar I wouldn't be surprised if Apple Inc. were the first to announce and launch Centrino Pro based notebooks but they would also need the new processors and graphic cards.
  3. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    Would be nice...but more likely is Apple getting ready for new stuff next Sunday.
  4. zblaxberg Guest


    Jan 22, 2007
    The buyers guide is very helpful with this:

    Product MacBook Pro
    Recommendation: Buy only if you need it - Approaching the end of a cycle

    The macbook pro's are supposed to be updated before the macbooks and NAB seems like a possible time and place for it but I don't think Santa Rosa would be in the new laptops for at least another month or 2.

    There have been 167 days since the last update and the average is 182...well 182-167=15....15 days from now is a tuesday
  5. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    It's Monday....

    The store should be reloaded Tomorrow morning. It is a weekend trend, been that way for months... they don't appear to restock on Sunday and often not on Monday.

    now, if it doesn't reload tomorrow - that might mean something. But I bet it does!
  6. vsp macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2004
    Chico, Ca
    Perhaps it's just my imagination, but the refurb store seems to be very low on laptops every Monday. I imagine they don't add new stock on the weekends, and it likely takes awhile to process new items at the beginning of the week.

    Laptops move fast out of the refurb store, sometimes within hours of being listed. You may see a large supply listed there late this afternoon or Tuesday.
  7. rogersmj macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2006
    Indianapolis, IN
    Yeah, and we see someone make this damn thread every Monday too. Every. Single. Week.

    The refurb store has NOTHING to do with product updates! It's the REFURB STORE.
  8. localoid macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2007
    America's Third World
    Relax people. What TraceyS/FL said is true.

    Trying to make a connection between the number of refurbs and new models is a stretch.

    Why on earth would Apple "hold back" products (that would soon be discontinued)?

    "I have a great idea Steve! Let hold back a big bunch of our (soon to be old) $950 laptops, so we can blow them out for $850 after the new version comes out! Sure we'll lose $100 on each one, but we'll make it up on volume!" :confused:
  9. foltzie macrumors member

    Dec 20, 2006
    Short answer: No, the lower volume in the refurb store does not mean new models coming soon.

    Long answer: The refurb store needs returned items to sell, if overall Mac sales are down BECAUSE people are anticipating new models then there are less new machines that could potentially be returned for various reasons.

    Therefore lower options in the refurb store may indicate the expectation of new machines, but in no way should be construed as any sort of a garuntee.
  10. Lancetx macrumors 68000


    Aug 11, 2003
    Thank you! That had to be said! :)
  11. suneohair macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2006
    Now while I doubt Santa Rosa is coming at NAB, I wouldn't discount it. Intel has announced Centrino Pro, and Apple has seemingly managed to get a 3.0Ghz Quad part from Intel before they have really been released...

    With that in mind I would say anything is possible, including Santa Rosa.
  12. jng macrumors 65816


    Apr 6, 2007
    If you want to look out for refurb machines, checkout

    They put them on their website the day of, so you do not have to check apple daily. Also, you can signup for an email alert for macbooks and macbook pros since you're interested in laptops and get the notice that way. Then you won't have to check dealmac daily either ;)
  13. dominicansrul93 macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2007
    Hey I am the kid who posted the how to convince my parents to get a mac post. Here is the link in case you have not read it.
    So as you have read in the last post this is my chance to ask until four years (unless some random event happens). Should I wait for these updates and for leopard release? And also I want to know potential release dates because my dad might not want to wait and will rather listen to his friend who is a windows fanboy and settle for a Dell. Please I need the information quick.:)
  14. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making

    If it's going to be four years before you can update/upgrade again, I'd say - at this particular point in time - wait until late June if you can. Everything right now is in a huge state of flux, and the potential for significant upgrades may well be worth holding your breath for another 75 days or so.

    As usual, though, if you need something now, it's all good stuff currently on the shelf as we speak.
  15. dominicansrul93 macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2007
    Okay thanks. I will try to convince my dad to wait!

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