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zman1117
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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?
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Taskiss
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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".
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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.
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zman1117
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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.
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