What would you do ? Air 8gb, 2.0,256 SSD

whoknows87

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Just had to cancel a killer deal for an Air 13 , 2.0, 256 SSD 8GB RAM for a pretty awesome price from a 3rd party retailer , I got to the details of the item it's an open box refurbished therefore it's not eligible for AppleCare and you only get 90 days from this retailer and no additional warranty can be purchased, while it was a great deal I had to Cancel , it's too risky being that it is open and refurbished if it craps out I will be out of luck... would you take the risk?
 

tiwizard

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Just had to cancel a killer deal for an Air 13 , 2.0, 256 SSD 8GB RAM for a pretty awesome price from a 3rd party retailer , I got to the details of the item it's an open box refurbished therefore it's not eligible for AppleCare and you only get 90 days from this retailer and no additional warranty can be purchased, while it was a great deal I had to Cancel , it's too risky being that it is open and refurbished if it craps out I will be out of luck... would you take the risk?
I've never bought Applecare for my Macs-- only for my iPhone, because that also covers accidental damage (for a fee). Never had an issue before.
 
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whoknows87

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I've never bought Applecare for my Macs-- only for my iPhone, because that also covers accidental damage (for a fee). Never had an issue before.
the price was a bargain $1300 for the specs mentioned, what worried me is that it was open box and refurbished ..
 
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tiwizard

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the price was a bargain $1300 for the specs mentioned, what worried me is that it was open box and refurbished ..
If it's a physical store, you could always inspect it in store (as long as you can return it if there is a defect). Of course, that won't help if there are no returns or whatever.
 
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whoknows87

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If it's a physical store, you could always inspect it in store (as long as you can return it if there is a defect). Of course, that won't help if there are no returns or whatever.
its a reputable online store, the best they could do is 90 days and it is not eligible for AppleCare, they do offer a 14 day period, I was really tempted but with no eligibility for applecare or any type of warranty its really a gamble, its a refurbished open box, makes you wonder why it was returned in the firs place

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It sounded really tempting. Did you inspect it? I got my Air discounted and brand, spankin new.
very lol, I will go ahead and go for base +8gb ram and have a peace of mind knowing that its new and can purchase AppleCare if I wanted too, thing is with the Air not a lot of parts are user serviceable parts
 
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tiwizard

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it was from MacMall if you are willing to take the risk go for it lol I opted out I need peace of mind
Well if it was MacMall, it appears they have a 15 day return policy. You could always inspect the machine and then return it if there's an issue.
 
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whoknows87

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Well if it was MacMall, it appears they have a 15 day return policy. You could always inspect the machine and then return it if there's an issue.
yeah they did mention that, but then again only 90 days warranty after that you are on your own... logic boards and other components can fail without warning I would've taken the risk if I could open up the Air myself but nope, another thing i thought about lets say that it did fail within the 1 st year it might be eligible for a flat rate out of warranty repair usually 300+tax? I should've went ahead with the order inspected the laptop and provided apple the serial number maybe applecare could've been purchased, I contacted apple and they told me without a serial number they cant speak on the warranty status, MacMall could'nt provide me a serial number, oh well I went ahead and ordered the base+ 8 ram wouldve been nice to get a few upgrades worth 400 for only a 100 more
 
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m0no

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Why not just get a refurb with the same specs from Apple for $1450?
 
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