Used (5, 1 or 5,2) v New (5,1 or 5,2)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by percival504, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. percival504 macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2009
    Any benefit, other than price, to buying new? I am going to upgrade to a Hex 3.33, so I know the warranty will be at least compromised - so the warranty factor is lessened to an extent.
  2. MacVidCards Suspended

    Nov 17, 2008
    Hollywood, CA
  3. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2010
    I'd argue that the main reason to buy new is to get the warranty (a case can be made that it is to avoid buying abused items).
    If you're just going to void that anyway, then buy used.
  4. percival504 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 10, 2009
    Please forgive my ignorance re existence of 5,2.

    I do not want to start a war due to my ignorance. I just want help.
  5. saulinpa macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2008
    New gives you a legal copy of Lion and iLife registered in your name. Also you get the new box experience.

    Used referbs from Apple get a brown box but same warranty as new.

    Used from somewhere else is only good if you get a great price. Otherwise you don't know how bad it is beat up.

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