Refurbished quality

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I'm planning to pick up a MBP 13 and have been looking at the refurbished units on apple's website. I have read many posts confirming the 'as new' performance of the refurbished units and considering the full warranty it's a pretty good deal.

But what I'm wondering is the quality/standards for the cosmetics of the refurbished units. Things such as wear and scratches on the outer case, keyboard and trackpad.

Has anyone gotten a refurbished unit that actually looked used? Or are the refurb's just like new?

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the refurbs are in my opinion better than new, as they have been completely gone through by techs, and not just packaged off a line. my mbp is refurbed, and there was no difference between mine and a brand new one, except the box it came in. any pieces that exhibit wear and tear are replaced, and the unit is tested before it goes out. same macbook pro, same warranty should anything go wrong, and it was hands on tested before coming to you. it's all good! like i said, the refurbs are better than new.
 
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I never have had a refurbed mac but I used to sell cell phones and our refurbished models always had less issues then the new models. I think you will be happy with a refurb.
 
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same warranty should anything go wrong, and it was hands on tested before coming to you. it's all good! like i said, the refurbs are better than new.


hmmm really? i thought refuurbs had a stricter warranty [that you couldnt change your hdd or memory at allm without voiding the warranty] ....however i am not sure ;-)
 
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I thought that was for all apple computers? Just keep your original pieces around, duh!
 
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I just got my Pro for $999 and love it. It came with 4g of ram and 250 hd. It was supposed to have 2g/160hd. I got lucky. My buddy got the same exact one for $1500 new. There is not a scratch on it.
 
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IMO, refurbs are much better. If you arent picky like a few people about not having the fancy box, they are a very good deal with all the same contents a new Mac would have.
 
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hmmm really? i thought refuurbs had a stricter warranty [that you couldnt change your hdd or memory at allm without voiding the warranty] ....however i am not sure ;-)

nope, no limitations. in fact apple now supplies the instructions to do just that.
the warranty on the refurb is exactly the same as the new.
 

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Apple supplies the instructions to replace the hdd and ram in the box? Does that mean you can upgrade yourself without voiding the warranty? I suspect if that's possible you'd have to use apple certified parts which are more expensive than others. Can anyone shed some light on this?
 
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I have bought both a 13"MBP and a Mac Mini refurbished. Both looked brand new out of the box. I couldn't tell the difference. The warranty is the same... the only difference is the price. It's the only way I'll buy mac.
 

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