When Will We See 2009's On The Refurb List

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  1. Old Muley macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Guys and Gals,

    How long does it usually take for current versions of Macs to start showing up on the refurbished list? In the past I didn't really pay a whole lot of attention, and now that I've decided on the products I want I'm wondering how long to wait. Realistically I'd think new products would have to be out for a few months before they start coming back to Apple.
     
  2. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    Shortly after Apple adds them ;)
     
  3. bkarabel macrumors member

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    Normally turn around time is like 4 months so i would say APRIL...
     
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  5. Old Muley thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, this fits my time frame rather nicely since I'm planning my purchase in June or July.
     
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  7. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    New MacBooks started popping up just before Christmas, so two months in that case. No idea what the average is, though.
     
  8. ziwi macrumors 65816

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    I was hoping for 2008's on the clearance list - then when none showed up - the hope turned to the refurb list for the 2008's...so I would just be happy with that and then worry about 2009's...
     
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    On the Canadian site, MacBooks and MBPs are in the refurb shop. The only one that isn't is the unibody 17" MBP.
     
  11. gothamm macrumors 6502a

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    ok, there is no magical time period... "exactly 6 months"

    depends on the returns, which is directly related to sales.
     
  12. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

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    I think you will fond as soon as people start returning their new iMacs they don't want.

    Faulty ones or ones they can't afford etc.

    Could even be now. Although I would say in about a month as an estimate.
     
  13. Aegelward macrumors 6502a

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    It could also depend on apple's turn around for their refurbishing process, cleaning systems up, replacing faulty components and such takes time.
     
  14. Macwick macrumors regular

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    Well I've already returned two 2009 24 inch iMacs, so I'm doing my part to get the supply going ;)
     
  15. maccompaq macrumors 65816

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    What was wrong with them?
     
  16. Old Muley thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I see Apple is now listing some of the 2009 revision iMacs on the refurbished site. There's currently a 24-inch 3.06GHz with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 video card. Your can save yourself about $350USD by going this route.
     
  17. hoonu macrumors regular

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    Now only if they would put up all the 2.93 w/ 4850 everyone returned over a faulty Wireless NIC. :D
     
  18. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...there's a whole bunch of all models listed right now...
     
  19. hoonu macrumors regular

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    None with a 4850...
     

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