Have any of your guys bought a refurbished Mac?

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  1. Jonny Chimpo

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    I wondering if the refurbs are in the same condition and packaging as a new product or if it's more "as-is" with generic packaging and shit.
     
  2. Harry V. Gina

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    Both my macbook and my iMac (2 weeks old) are refurbs. They both looked brand new out of the box. The superdrive in my macbook died after about 11 months and was replaced under warranty, but has had no other issues.

    Yes, the packaging is generic, but that is not a big deal to me. Everything else that is included with a new mac is included with a refurb.
     
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    my refurb mac mini that i bought 2 years ago came in a cardboard box and some nice padding. the case was perfect and i never had a problem with it for like a 1 year or 2 until i sold it.
     
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    cool, thanks fellas.

    I need me an MBP, bad.
     
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    yep, and both times its turned out bad in the end.... ibook was refurbed, lasted a year and a couple months and the logic board fried, may not have been due to it being refurbished. Bought my brother a refurbished macbook, it got sent in 4 times before he got a new logicboard and its been fine since.
     
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    However, usually refurbished stuff from apple is pretty good.
     
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    I use a refurb MBP. Came in perfect condition. I will however buy an Applecare for it. Although I'd for it for every mac I own.
     
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    not a mac, but several refurb ipods that have been perfect.
     
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    Refurb Macbook and Mini were flawless.
    In fact, my refurb is better than my girlfriend's brand new one....
     
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    got a refurbed ipod touch and it's perfect, some friends got refurbed imacs and they are perfect, only real way to tell it was a refurbed was the generic boxes they come in instead of the pretty ones with pictures...
     
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    Refurb Mac Pro. Absolutely flawless. :wavey:
     
  13. jackback52

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    refurbished iMac, just a month old, didn't find a single thing wrong with it. box is standard generic cardboard box but packing is typical apple brand.
     
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    i plan to get applecare some time around Dec
     
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    A friend got an iPod touch last weekend. Now i reeeeally want one. :hs:
     
  16. Slimmy

    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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    I just got a refurb Macbook black, came in perfect shape.

    Only thing missing was the remote . . .
     
  17. manchild

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    that weird, I've bought 2 refurb macs and both came with brand new, still sealed remotes.


    You should call, they'll send you one.
     
  18. Slimmy

    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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    From what it says on the refurb site, the MacBooks don't come with one. :dunno:
     
  19. Matt550

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    My MacBook came with a remote, I bought it brand new not refub :dunno:
     
  20. omgwtfbbqryan

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    well new ones definitely come with one
     
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    Slimmy Get Richt or Die Trying

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    Yea, I'm just going by what it says comes in the box for a refurb.
     
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    Oh ok, i miss understood.
     

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