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Best place for refurbished Mac laptop ?

Asked by IAMGOD (76points) June 13th, 2011

I don’t have £999 minimum for a Brand new Mac laptop , so I thought bought refurbished models .
Is there somewhere that offers such service , what should I look out for when buying used/refurb models .?

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Lightlyseared's avatar


Also argos have the 13inch MacBook pro for £899 (just saw it on their website).

squirbel's avatar

Apple sells refurbished Macs, and they are the most reputable. :)

YoBob's avatar

I haven’t done it myself (but plan to in the near future). However, I am told that you can install Mac4Lin over the top of Linux and have yourself a Mac equivalent. Any old crappy laptop will do and most Linux distributions are free.

Ubuntu is a pretty darned functional desktop system and is free. Haven’t tried Mac4Lin on top of it, but don’t see why it wouldn’t work.

squirbel's avatar

Apple is a hardware company, not a software company. Running the OS doesn’t make it a Mac.

YoBob's avatar

@squirbel True, but from a user perspective you get the same interface and application support for a fraction of the cost.

squirbel's avatar

The OS is only 30 bucks. lol.

YoBob's avatar

Can it be installed on low cost non-mac hardware?

Just found this: Apparently yes…

jrpowell's avatar

I run OS X on a box of parts. But I wouldn’t suggest it on a laptop.

mrrich724's avatar

You can get refurb at Apple, and I’d probably have to choose going directly to Apple for refurb, reason being that if anyone is going to stand behind a refurbished product, it’s going to have to be the original maker of said product.

gasman's avatar

I bought a refurbished iMac directly from Apple a few months ago. No regrets.

Buttonstc's avatar

Refurbs purchased directly from have consistently had a good reputation unchanged over the years.

They are also eligible for the exact same level and length of time for Applecare as those purchased brand new.

Mamradpivo's avatar

I’m typing this on a 13” Macbook Pro I bought a few years ago as a re-furb. I love it, use it all the time, travel regularly with it and have never had a problem. Highly recommended.

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