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want to buy a macbook pro today but cant decide if to buy brand new for £1800 or refurbished for £1500.
what's peoples opinions on refurbished? Let me know if you have had a good/bad experience with 'em please.
BUY AN IPAD, OR 4 IPHONES
refrub is good. Getting an applecare with it is golden.
I bought my Macbook Air refurb. Few issues and they took it back and gave me a another refurb right away. It works the same as buying a new one.
There are some differences:
New Mac = Glossy Box
Refurb Mac = Plain Corrugated Box
Both look like new, both have the same warranty
i bought a 27" imac refurb. i'm happy with it. i will mostly buy refurb equipment if it comes with a factory 1 year warranty. one thing about refurbs is that the problem they had in the first place, is now (at least, should be) fixed. buy with a credit card that double factory warranties up to a year, and you're good to go. you can only have so much insurance anyway.
do it, refurb is like new. Mine's still good after years, no issues
Refurb is BETTER than NOT TESTED
If there was an issue with the refurb (because sometimes is a display box, etc) it has already been fixed, and put to the SAME QUALITY STANDARDS than a regular computer.
I have had dead pixels, laptop latch not closing properly, and eventually a laptop completely dying on me with brand new laptops, never had any issues with refurbished.
Like everyone else said, just get apple care and you are good to go, you'll not only have more money in your pocket, but you will also have more peace of mind, in terms of product efficiency.
thanks guys, refurb it is :)
I did buy a refurb once that had signs of use. Nothing significant, you just could see it wasn't sterile-new.
You could buy off me?!!!!! send me an email and I will tell you all about my offer. It is a brand new macbookpro untouched in the box completely brand new. I'm in the uk and depending on where you are I could maybe deliver it to you by hand :D
I've bought several items from apple as refurbs. They all seemed brand new. No problems.
Also, you don't have to buy AppleCare when you buy the computer. You have until the last day on the computers standard warranty to purchase/register AppleCare.
hmmmm... im also looking to buy a new mac. refurbished seems like the way to go... i just dont wanna get it and have wear marks on it. when you're paying so much you kinda want the nice new computer feeling
I've bought three refurbished computers and they all looked like they were brand new when I received them.