1. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I left of my own accord. I'm not coming back.
    Last edited by Septembersrain; 10-17-2015 at 09:19 PM.
    04-04-2014 12:43 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Yes... Apple's refurbs come with full 1 year warranty, and are eligible for AppleCare.

    Refurbished and Clearance iPod, iPad & Mac Products - Free Shipping - Apple Store (U.S.)
    04-04-2014 12:46 PM
  3. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    I have never bought a refurbished device. The only time I would recommend it, is if the person asking doesn't have a big enough budget for the computer.
    04-04-2014 12:46 PM
  4. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I left of my own accord. I'm not coming back.
    Last edited by Septembersrain; 10-17-2015 at 09:19 PM.
    04-04-2014 12:48 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I just think I want a Mac eventually. However, even though I easily spend 2K or more on phones a year, Spending 2K on a computer makes me squirm.

    Any particular model to avoid in the refurb section?


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    Apple refurbs are good. I wouldn't worry it might be different.
    04-04-2014 12:59 PM
  6. phreddyl's Avatar
    I bought both my macbook and iMac refurbished. Saved a few $100 each time. They both looked and felt brand new. Since they came with the same warrantee it was a no brainer for me.
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    04-04-2014 01:01 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I bought both my macbook and iMac refurbished. Saved a few $100 each time. They both looked and felt brand new. Since they came with the same warrantee it was a no brainer for me.
    Although I've never bought a refurbished computer before, I have to agree with Phreddyl that it is a no-brainer if the warranty is the same as a new one.
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    04-04-2014 02:37 PM
  8. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I think the only thing I would worry about if considering buying a refurbished laptop would be how many charge/discharge cycles were on the battery. ...how 'worn out' it is...or does Apple replace batteries as part of the refurbishment.


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    04-05-2014 08:26 AM
  9. kataran's Avatar
    I think the only thing I would worry about if considering buying a refurbished laptop would be how many charge/discharge cycles were on the battery. ...how 'worn out' it is...or does Apple replace batteries as part of the refurbishment.


    Sent from my ME308LL/A ⚫️
    well I believe all Apple Refurb come with a new battery and she might be talking about a desktop not a laptop

    I wouldn't buy a refurbed car but when it comes to tech it's a great deal. Go for it girl



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    04-05-2014 08:44 AM
  10. phreddyl's Avatar
    I believe they change the batteries and the case
    04-05-2014 08:57 AM
  11. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I left of my own accord. I'm not coming back.
    Last edited by Septembersrain; 10-17-2015 at 09:19 PM.
    04-05-2014 09:00 AM
  12. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I would go with the 15" hi-res (not Retina) because it's so upgradeable.


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    04-05-2014 10:28 AM
  13. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I left of my own accord. I'm not coming back.
    Last edited by Septembersrain; 10-17-2015 at 09:20 PM.
    04-05-2014 03:38 PM
  14. Haalcyon's Avatar
    As in easier to buy hardware upgrades for? How hard is it install upgrades in hardware on these laptops?


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    Yeah. Just pop out the screws on the bottom and you can upgrade the RAM, install an SSD and even swap the optical drive out for a another hard drive or SSD. I had a 2012 15" Hi-Res and upgraded the RAM to 16GB, added a 256GB SSD, and replaced the optical drive with a 7.2kRPM hard drive. I was rather proud of my little mobile workstation.


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    Last edited by Haalcyon; 04-05-2014 at 07:26 PM.
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    04-05-2014 03:43 PM
  15. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    As in easier to buy hardware upgrades for? How hard is it install upgrades in hardware on these laptops?


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    On the models that still have the DVD drive, it's easy as stated above. The memory and hard drive are designed to be user upgradeable. Switching the DVD drive out for an extra hard drive is doable if you buy one of the kits designed to do that. However these macs were last updated in 2012 I think and don't have the newest processors. That being said for a computer being used as most people use it like watching videos, web browsing, photo editing, etc it would be more than adequate. And if you swapped out the hard drive for an SSD it would be very fast.
    On the MacBook airs and rMBP there are no parts that are user upgradeable.
    04-05-2014 04:34 PM
  16. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I left of my own accord. I'm not coming back.
    Last edited by Septembersrain; 10-17-2015 at 09:20 PM.
    04-05-2014 05:50 PM
  17. linsiris's Avatar
    I wouldn't worry for refurbs either. Apple backs them up same as with the new ones.
    There are many places where you can buy refurb macs online, but I think more people trust buying from Apple directly.

    Links
    To refurb area in apple store --> Refurbished and Clearance iPod, iPad & Mac Products - Free Shipping - Apple Store (U.S.)
    To refurb macs --> Refurbished Mac Computers - Refurbished Notebooks & Desktop Computers - Apple Store (U.S.)
    04-05-2014 05:58 PM
  18. taz323's Avatar
    I haven't, but it would. If it had any problems, it's probably been fixed.
    04-05-2014 06:31 PM
  19. Haalcyon's Avatar
    What are the prices on these models? Do they still have the specs? May I ask for help to a link? So many came up... I'm like um... Halp!


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    This puppy right here: http://aos.prf.hn/click/camref:1100l...duct/FD103LL/A

    She is still a beast.

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    04-05-2014 07:25 PM
  20. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I think it's a great way to save a few dollars. I have purchased refurbished apple products in the past and they were good as new IMO
    04-08-2014 12:20 AM
  21. pr1nce's Avatar
    I never have but my son has. He didn't have any problems with it. They go through the refurbs carefully and they're in good shape.
    04-08-2014 12:47 AM
  22. Peligro911's Avatar
    The price difference that I'm seeing isn't too significant on certain models. Have you ever purchased a netbook/laptop refurbished? If so, did you believe you got a good deal? Do you recommend it to others?

    What kind of warranty/Apple Care is included or can be purchased?

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    I have purchased three iPads refurb from apple 2/3 had issues out of the box but apple replaced both of them one was even replaced on the spot with a brand new one ( we opened box together) non referb .. one was a magnet on / off issue and digitizer would stop responding... Second issue was with the ios and hardware failure that a restore couldn't fix ..
    Despite the bad luck I still recommend refurb because well it's apple and they back up the stuff they sell ..


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    04-08-2014 05:11 AM
  23. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I left of my own accord. I'm not coming back.
    Last edited by Septembersrain; 10-17-2015 at 09:20 PM.
    04-08-2014 10:52 AM
  24. Peligro911's Avatar
    Oh wow! That's really incredible support of their products!


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    One reason why I stay with apple


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    04-11-2014 04:21 AM
  25. taz323's Avatar
    One reason why I stay with apple


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    Hear that, Apple support is second to none.
    04-11-2014 04:31 AM
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