Where do the extra MBP refurbs that didn't sell go once removed from the Apple site?

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  1. pooprscooper macrumors regular

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    I'm talking about the 2010 MBP models that were in abundance just a couple days ago. Do they sell them at an extreme discount to schools or some 3rd party Mac reseller to just get rid of them? They certainly didn't sell them all through their website in the past couple of days.
     
  2. NZed macrumors 65816

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    How do you know they didnt sell??
     
  3. pooprscooper thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't know for certain but there was a bunch of 2010 models that nobody was buying for ages. Especially when they were near the same price as the 2011 models and quite a bit slower. I'm just wondering where they go to unload them.
     
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    I would stick with this.

    We/you have no idea how many they actually had on hand nor how many buyers are/were looking to buy. I highly doubt the pulled their refurb stock and fire saled them somewhere.
     
  5. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

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    They go to live on a farm where they can be happy and free.
     
  6. barredfreak macrumors 6502

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    What he said.
     
  7. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    :confused:
     
  8. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    They could end up being sold in other countries
     
  9. Mabyboi macrumors 6502

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    This.

    They live out their lives grazing the fields
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What evidence do you have of this? Refurbs can sell within minutes of being posted, or take weeks before they sell. The inventory changes constantly, sometimes several times a day.
     
  11. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Chances are that they just sold them all.

    This is also a possibility. I worked at a 3rd party Apple reseller here in Oregon and several times we received pallets of refurb Macs directly from Apple. These were all brand new and were sold with full warranty. It only happened once a year or so, I'm sure it simply depends on the surplus of refurbs. Anyway, I haven't worked there for almost 5 years now, so they may not be doing this anymore.
     
  12. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    I have it on good good authorities one of two things happen:

    1. They're put out to pasture....basically they're put in a mock up of an Apple Store on display in the middle of one infinite loop where Apple employees on break can walk by and examine them, making them feel useful and wanted once more. Or,

    2. They're promptly euthanized. And the technician, before he starts the procedure, softly strokes them, telling them that they'll wake up in the next life as retinas.
     
  13. pooprscooper thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well there were at least 8 2010 models in addition to the 2011 models up now just for the 15" section. All of a sudden they all disappear at the same time? It also seems highly unlikely anyone would waste money buying them when they almost the same price as the 2011 models and significantly slower machines(dual core+ 330m).
     
  14. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Maybe they were listed in error and Apple removed them all at the same time.
     
  15. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    A business could have bought them all. There are many possibilities. Honestly, what difference does it make? They're gone. It doesn't matter why. There will be more to replace them.
     
  16. pooprscooper thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm just wondering if there's a cheaper place to buy them from now or if you can get in on this firesale or what have you when they offload them every year.
     
  17. ocnitsa macrumors regular

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    Give the guy a break...he probably wanted to scoop one up for a big discount now that Apple may have given up on them and shuttled them off to somewhere else where they'd be discounted further.
     
  18. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Apple isn't going to tell you where they went, so it's pointless to speculate.
    Apple won't tell you where they go. If you want a refurb of a particular model, you can use RefurbMe to be notified when it comes to the refurb store.
     
  19. pooprscooper thread starter macrumors regular

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    Which is why I'm asking here... Hoping that someone would have some insight into what happens to them. Not sure why this is so hard for you to figure out.
     
  20. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No one but Apple knows. Not sure why this is so hard for you to figure out.
     
  21. pooprscooper thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not sure why I need to spell it out for you but obviously the people who work at the place they sold them to or friends of those people would know. As has already been suggested by a former reseller employee, they're possibly sold to resellers. Not sure if anyone but an official reseller would be able to get in during this yearly offloadings though.

    You've made enough useless troll posts in this thread already. Obviously you have no clue so sit back and allow others share their information.
     
  22. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Posting facts is not trolling, just because you don't like the facts. No one has inside information about what happens to Apple refurb products. There is no evidence supporting the theory of "offloading" and there is no evidence that items were not sold. Apple will not tell you, and anything else is baseless speculation.
     
  23. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Probably sold at give away prices in other countries or they're gutted/recycled for parts.
     
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    What?!? I never grew up, does that count?

    Hell, I can prove it! My wife will sign an affidavit attesting to it!
     

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