What's up with the MBP refurb prices?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sfroom, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. sfroom macrumors regular

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    Does anyone else find the price list below a little wierd?

    Prices listed below are in Canadian dollars:

    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    15.4-inch glossy widescreen display
    1GB memory
    120GB hard drive
    6x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 128MB of GDDR3 memory
    $1,399.00

    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    15.4-inch widescreen display
    2GB memory
    120GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 128MB of GDDR3 memory
    $1,349.00

    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    15.4-inch widescreen display
    2GB memory
    120GB hard drive
    6x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
    $1,599.00

    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    15.4-inch widescreen display
    2GB memory
    200GB hard drive
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
    $1,449.00

    Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    15.4-inch widescreen display
    2GB memory
    200GB hard drive; 7200 rpm
    8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 512MB of GDDR3 memory
    $1,919.00


    First of all, why does the 2.16 Ghz Merom with 1GB of ram, a 128 MB X1600 and a 6x Superdrive cost $50.00 more than the 2.2 Ghz Santa Rosa with 2GB of ram, a 128 MB 8600M GT and an 8x superdrive?

    More importantly, why does the 2.33 Ghz Merom with a 120 GB HD, 6x Superdrive and 256 MB X1600 cost $150.00 more than the 2.4 Ghz Penryn with a 200 GB HD, 8x superdrive and 256 MB 8600M GT?! Not to mention the 2.6 Ghz Penryn, which is just absurdly priced.

    The only conclusion I can come to is that the discounts are based on percentages of original retail value, but still, it seems totally illogical!

    Snatch up a 2.4 Ghz refurb Penryn while they're still in stock! They're the best deal by far of the laptops listed above, and arguably one of the best if not THE best price/performance ratio on any Apple computer at the moment!

    Thoughts?
     
  2. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    That's not the US store is it? I see different prices in the US store.

    The 2.4GHz with multitouch model is only $1349 in the US store. Awesome deal right there!
     
  3. tommytannoy macrumors newbie

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    Try japan.

    A refurb early 2008 2.4 ghz with the same spec as the new base MBP costs like $100 more then the new one!

    (Ok just looked again and it has 7200rpm HD but still that seems nuts)
     
  4. Kyouya macrumors member

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    Prices depends on their stocks in your region maybe?
     
  5. sfroom thread starter macrumors regular

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    As I mentioned in the original post, the prices are on the Canadian store. However, I just checked the US store, and while the prices are accordingly different, the price differences are the same.

    I'm sticking with my theory that they're based on original retail value. That being said, it's nuts what a good deal the 2.4 Penryn's are right now!
     
  6. pavelbure macrumors 6502a

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    i agree. mine is set to arrive this fri. i can't wait. even though there have been graphic card problems with these, i still think with apple care it is a very good buy. i was able to buy this, a external firewire 800 500gb hard drive, bag, and apple care for cheaper than it would have cost just for a new macbook pro that performs the same as this model.
     
  7. Encanto macrumors regular

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    Just an experience that I would like to share.

    Congrats on your new purchase. I bought a refurbished Mac Book Pro last week and my luck was not that great. However, I returned it and just the other day I was browsing the apple store in the clearence section and I saw a brand new previous generation Macbook Pro for $1399. For those who are interested in buying a previous model, keep checking for those prices.

    I went ahead and purchased the previous generation model over the phone and to top things off the Apple representative happened to be someone who went to High School with. I think that was amazing! In a nutshell, she gave me an extra $100 off and the free printer without having to do the rebate. I am soooo happy. This can happen to anyone so please keep cheking for those prices. Grand total tax included $1407.67
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yeah the prices are kind of weird; it's probably taking the NVIDIA 8600M into account and subtracting $350 from the price, so people can buy AppleCare. :p
     

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