When Kaby Lakes will hit Refurb Store?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BiscottiGelato, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. BiscottiGelato macrumors 6502

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    I'm cheap. I buy refurbs. Want a machine that can do 1440p HiPDI on a 4k external monitor to replace my late 2013 rMBP 13". Wondering if roughly when we can expect Kaby Lake refurbs will hit the refurb store? Thanks!
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 68030

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    I think it will be a while as the returns may be used for parts to repair other units.
     
  3. AppleSmack macrumors regular

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    The late October 2016 MBP refurbs came in April 2017 I think, so call it 6 months. Googling about when I was considering waiting, I remember reading that there's usually up to 9 months between initial launch and refurb, so the 2016 refurbs came sooner than expected.

    If I could have waited for the refurb, I would have.
     
  4. BiscottiGelato thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So gonna be 2018 before the Kaby Lakes are gonna hit refurb? For a mere 15% discount, maybe it's not worth the wait then...
     
  5. lambertjohn macrumors 6502a

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    Huh?? Returns are stockpiled and repurposed into refurbished units to be sold whenever Apple decides to release to the public.
     
  6. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    You'd have better luck befriending an Apple employee
     
  7. Audit13 macrumors 68030

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    I'm in Canada and, when I picked up my refurb unit, the tech told me they use the returns for parts if necessary before being put into refurb units. Maybe it's different in other countries?
     

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