When does Apple's Refurb Store Restock?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by aklesch, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. aklesch macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2012
    Hey guys, title says it all.

    I finally decided to pull the trigger on the $799 MacBook Pro 13 inch model that is refurbished in the Apple Store but it keeps selling out of stock quickly.

    Anyone have a clue when it will restock with that particular model or is it totally random?

    And if anyone has any clue where to buy refurb MBP's with a similar price point but not eBay, Craigslist, or Amazon because they all usually don't come with the same 1-year warranty and option to upgrade to AppleCare before that year ends which is what I plan to do.

    Thanks for any and all help!
  2. Aldaris macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2004
    Salt Lake
    Years ago it was wednesdays, today its just when thy have stock.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's random. They can restock the store several times a day or take much longer. If you're looking for a particular model, use refurb.me to be notified when it becomes available.
    • Apple Certified Refurbished Products are only available from the Apple Refurb Store and are not sold by any 3rd party or local Apple stores
    • Educational discounts do not apply to refurb products.
    • Refurb products come with the same warranty as new products, and qualify for AppleCare
    • Refurb products have a changed serial number that identifies them as refurbished
    • Refurb products come with whatever OS version and software they originally shipped with as new
    • Refurb products come with the same items in the box as new products, only the box is a plain one, not the new box.
    • A refurb product could have some cosmetic signs of prior use, but rarely do
    • A refurb Mac may have some cycles on the battery, but not a significant enough amount to affect usable life
    • The refurb store inventory changes frequently, sometimes several times a day, and doesn't have any direct relation to upcoming product releases. What's available in the refurb store is determined by what has been returned to Apple.
    • If you're looking for a particular item, refurb.me can alert you when it becomes available.
  4. aklesch thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2012
    thanks a lot for the answers. I'll be using that refurbme RSS feed asap!

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