User Name
AppleNova Forums » Purchasing Advice »

refurb vs new

Register Members List Calendar Search FAQ Posting Guidelines
refurb vs new
Thread Tools
New Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
2007-09-05, 11:03

I am buying the 2.2ghz MBP, the refurb is $1699, or I can get a new one for $1799 with my student discount. What are your opinions on buying a refurb? Is the 100$ savings worth it? Does anyone have any experiences with refurbs?
Veteran Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: St. Louis, MO
2007-09-05, 11:07

Everything being equal, it's physiologically an advantage to buy "new". It's pretty much a wash after that - parts of a refurb have a bit more of a burn-in, but not really or it would be "used" and not "refurb".
Sneaky Punk
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
Send a message via Skype™ to PB PM 
2007-09-05, 11:07

I've heard as many good stories as bad. It depends on whether or not you can live with the fact that the unit you get might have some physical defects. With a refurb there can be things like like a scratch on the case etc. Considering the difference is $100, to be honest I'd get a new one.
New Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
2007-09-05, 11:21

Yeah, this would not be an issue if I didn't have the student discount ($1699 vs $1999). I think I'm just going to go with the new one. Thanks PB PM.
Posting Rules Navigation
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Post Reply

Forum Jump
Thread Tools
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Refurb Apple TV available soon - $249 Wyatt Apple Products 15 2007-05-21 20:36
Refurb: Good idea? Wyatt Purchasing Advice 13 2007-02-28 07:27
Refurb MacBooks LaEsperanza Apple Products 11 2006-06-21 12:12
new vs. refurb vs. pb vs. ibook micawber Purchasing Advice 4 2005-10-12 17:52
Refurb PBooks UK CheshireMoose Purchasing Advice 0 2005-08-31 07:59

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:55.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2020, AppleNova