logically, I think its a great deal. but I am hoping someone will point out something that I may not think of until later.. trying to avoid buyers remorse.Not really sure what to say. Are u saying u don't want a refurb? then don't buy one. It's as simple as that. Some people like them because of the lower price point and they have all new parts in them anyway. Some people don't like them because it's still technically a used machine.
You certainly wouldn't want to save money on a like-new computer that has been through Apple QC twice. I mean, all that money saved couldn't possibly be put to a better use than a computer. And you don't even get that nice white shiny box, only a brown one. Surely that box is worth a few hundreds by itself?Please give me reasons not to buy a refurbished mac book pro. I am really leaning that way, but I'm fighting it. Please help me to realize that a refurb is not for me. Thanks in advance!
I know people where not having that box is more than a good enough issue for them to avoid refurbs. It's basically losing out on part of the experience or something so they've said.And you don't even get that nice white shiny box, only a brown one. Surely that box is worth a few hundreds by itself?
I was not aware of this. It's a definite good point to note, if only for reference.About the only downside I can think of is most of the free warranty extension programs offered by credit card companies like VISA and AMEX will not cover a refurb.
My VISA card extends the warranty an extra year if I use that card to buy a new Mac, but it will not on a refurb.
Never had any physical flaws on my, or my family's refurbs.I'm surprised to read of the scuffs someone mentioned above. Most items would have the casing replaced. I would return one if it had any physical flaws. Of course, I see brand new Apple devices with tiny flaws, so anything is possible.
There are plenty of empty MBP boxes for sale on eBay and Craigslist. Usually for $15 - $20.I agree the box is a bit of a let down. Refurbished iPads at least still come in a nice white box, whereas the Macs just come in a white shipping box, so the box you see at the door is it, not a second box inside.
I saved $610 on my refurb 2012 rMBP 15". I haven't seen any retail deals beating that.For me, the biggest reason not to get a refurbished unit from Apple: the pricing isn't that good for some of the machines. Depending on the computer you are interested in, savings may be minimal and you're giving up the original packaging that can also help with reselling quite a bit if you keep everything perfect.
If you use coupons at some other retailers, you can often BEAT the refurbished price for a brand new machine.