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Abiyork

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2021 Apple MacBook Pro​

(14-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD)​


Unless I am missing something staring me in the face.

What is the difference? £2399 on Apple UK and £2055 on Amazon



 

velocityg4

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2021 Apple MacBook Pro​

(14-inch, Apple M1 Pro chip with 10‑core CPU and 16‑core GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD)​


Unless I am missing something staring me in the face.

What is the difference? £2399 on Apple UK and £2055 on Amazon



It's sold by Amazon warehouse. So, it is returned merchandise. (open box)

Still, it's sold and shipped by Amazon. So, it should be legit and safe to buy.
 

Abiyork

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It's sold by Amazon warehouse. So, it is returned merchandise. (open box)

Still, it's sold and shipped by Amazon. So, it should be legit and safe to buy.

I have just been on chat with Amazon, they are brand new not open box.
(They said shipping and taxes etc done cheaper)

Then I want onto chat with Apple and should I want to proceed they will price match over the phone.

The refurb I was looking at on the Apple store is only £100 more from Amazon new
 

Sanpete

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Apple isn't likely to match that. Amazon Warehouse is a separate entity from Amazon in some respects, and technically not an authorized Apple dealer, I believe. If I recall, Apple has still honored the warranty anyway in the past. But the US website does say

"Do products sold on Amazon Warehouse come with a manufacturer’s warranty?
No. Used products generally do not come with a manufacturer's warranty but all of our items are backed by Amazon’s standard 30-day return policy, and a 90-day return policy for Renewed items."

They're described as Used - Like New, which means "An item in perfect working condition. Original protective wrapping may be missing. The original packaging may have minor damage, or item may come repackaged. Package damage is clearly defined for each item. All accessories are present." Some describe the packaging as pristine, some not, be sure to pick the one with the best description. (Click New & Used button to see details.)

 

velocityg4

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I have just been on chat with Amazon, they are brand new not open box.
(They said shipping and taxes etc done cheaper)

Then I want onto chat with Apple and should I want to proceed they will price match over the phone.

The refurb I was looking at on the Apple store is only £100 more from Amazon new
Well you better make up your mind quick. They only have one left. When there were three a couple hours ago. I'm actually shocked they weren't snapped up in five minutes.

Not sure why it matters. If that's the one you want. Why not just get it from Amazon?
 

Abiyork

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Well you better make up your mind quick. They only have one left. When there were three a couple hours ago. I'm actually shocked they weren't snapped up in five minutes.

Not sure why it matters. If that's the one you want. Why not just get it from Amazon?

I got one from Amazon before you even replied.

Just thought there would be a catch with it being so much cheaper.

Loads back in stock now, bargain really.
 

OW22

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They're not used/returned/refurbed. They're sealed and new. Amazon will buy multiple standard configs of Apple devices like this and then sell them at a discount when needed. It's like a car dealer buying several standard models in the most popular spec and colours where customers can walk in and drive out there and then and not have to wait 6 weeks or so for their custom order. It's the same here, if you want to heavily customise a MBP then it's not for you. They'll have 512GB or 1B Storage and no options for RAM changes as this is the way they buy them. You'll also note when buying they offer full, standard Apple Care + as well so it's all legit.

I have a 14in MBP due from them today. I bought the Airpods Max last week from them at a once discount and they were sealed and new and I got the same offer of 6 months Apple Music free when I paired them with my iPhone, the same offer Apple gives you when buying from them.

I bought my iPad Pro 2 years ago from Amazon UK, same deal, brand new, the same as you'd get from the Apple Store etc. Amazon Germany has the same good deals as well on their site.

In the US, there doesn't seem to be discounts for now as demand is obviously very high there.

 

velocityg4

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They're not used/returned/refurbed. They're sealed and new. Amazon will buy multiple standard configs of Apple devices like this and then sell them at a discount when needed. It's like a car dealer buying several standard models in the most popular spec and colours where customers can walk in and drive out there and then and not have to wait 6 weeks or so for their custom order. It's the same here, if you want to heavily customise a MBP then it's not for you. They'll have 512GB or 1B Storage and no options for RAM changes as this is the way they buy them. You'll also note when buying they offer full, standard Apple Care + as well so it's all legit.

I have a 14in MBP due from them today. I bought the Airpods Max last week from them at a once discount and they were sealed and new and I got the same offer of 6 months Apple Music free when I paired them with my iPhone, the same offer Apple gives you when buying from them.

I bought my iPad Pro 2 years ago from Amazon UK, same deal, brand new, the same as you'd get from the Apple Store etc. Amazon Germany has the same good deals as well on their site.

In the US, there doesn't seem to be discounts for now as demand is obviously very high there.


The specific one linked by the Op. Specifically states used and sold by Amazon Warehouse.
 

Abiyork

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The specific one linked by the Op. Specifically states used and sold by Amazon Warehouse.

I cannot see that wording when I open the link.

Had I read that I may have understood the price difference.

Hence why this thread was started, I saw no reason for the lower price.

Not complaining like, it has arrived and its a lovely machine for the price.
 

velocityg4

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I cannot see that wording when I open the link.

Had I read that I may have understood the price difference.

Hence why this thread was started, I saw no reason for the lower price.

Not complaining like, it has arrived and its a lovely machine for the price.

Here's what I see when I open your original link from Amazon. Used in this case likely means someone returned it within the one month return window. So, used but barely used. Maybe it was never even turned on. As I think Amazon jumbles all functional returns together like this. That is the more valuable stuff and not all the returns which just end up in a landfill.

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Abiyork

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Here's what I see when I open your original link from Amazon. Used in this case likely means someone returned it within the one month return window. So, used but barely used. Maybe it was never even turned on. As I think Amazon jumbles all functional returns together like this. That is the more valuable stuff and not all the returns which just end up in a landfill.

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Yep thats completely different to what I see.

I buy regular from Amazon Marketplace but this one is advertised and has arrived brand new.

This is what I see and saw originally.

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velocityg4

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Yep thats completely different to what I see.

I buy regular from Amazon Marketplace but this one is advertised and has arrived brand new.

This is what I see and saw originally.

View attachment 1994168

Interesting, I wonder if Amazon gives different results for links regularly depending on region it is being clicked from? If they are, that's quite asinine. Given people on forums use links for purchase advice to users in different countries.
 

Lihp8270

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Yep thats completely different to what I see.

I buy regular from Amazon Marketplace but this one is advertised and has arrived brand new.

This is what I see and saw originally.

View attachment 1994168
I see the same as you. Doesn’t even say Amazon warehouse for me. So it appears to be new.

I’ve seen this before. I bought a 17”
Alienware from them that was maybe £250 cheaper than anywhere else.
 
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