What is "refurbed" Macbooks / pros?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kinkokoro, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. Kinkokoro macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2007
    I keep seeing the term, refurbs, mentioned. What is it? I also heard they had some sweet deals, where can I find the selection in which they exist?

  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    apple store. lower right under "Special Deals" or some such. or if you're lazy here
  3. Telp macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2007
    Refurb is short for refurbished. They aren't new machines, but they work as good as new. On the Apple store do a search for Refurbished macbook or whatever it is you are looking for.
  4. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2006
    Go to the Apple Online Store, and look on the left sidebar. Scroll down and you'll see Refurbish Mac.

    Refurb Macs are macs that were taken in within a certain about of time (less than 14 days?) and made all nice again by Apple. You may also get a free upgrade or so. The refurbs are cheaper than the regular new Macs.

    Edit: Fast replies guys. :D Yeah, what they said.
  5. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2002
    Charleston, SC
    i got a refrubished MBP and it was as good as new. i really didnt see how it had been used at all.
  6. beingme macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2006
    It's a used machine basically that was returned to apple, but they probably checked it to see if there was anything wrong with it.
  7. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    Actually those are "refreshed" or returned machines. Refurbished machines are machines that have been repaired. While refurbs sometimes come with extra goodies they can also come with cosmetic blemishes which don't affect their performance. They are covered by the full Apple warranty.
  8. AlBDamned macrumors 68030


    Mar 14, 2005
    I think the "refurb" store has both "refurb" and "refreshed" items by your definition. You'd be hard pushed to determine the difference between one that was refreshed and one that was refurbished.
  9. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    That makes sense. I've only seen things marked as "refreshed" in the Apple stores (and generally only after Christmas).

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