Macbook Pro 13 Retina Display Refurbished £1149 21% off RRP at Apple
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Macbook Pro 13 Retina Display Refurbished £1149 21% off RRP at Apple

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LocalFound 14th Feb 2013
21% off direct from Apple.

Major bonus to this is the 256GB SSD over the base model.

Standard model £1449
Through education discount £1245
This one £1149

Usual return period of 14 days.
Warranty 1 year.
Eligible for Applecare

Specification:
Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.5GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5 with Retina Display
Originally released October 2012
13.3-inch (diagonal) Retina display; 2560-by-1600 resolution at 227 pixels per inch
8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
256GB Flash Storage

720p FaceTime HD Camera

Intel HD Graphics 4000
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Why is this getting cold votes?
Almost voted hot for the image. Almost.
Original Poster
I presume it's the perceived lack of value of the actual product itself. Although I always thought deals are based on where else you can find the product for the same or even lower price - in this instance you can't, so 'should' get hot.

I've just bought a 15" retina and thought this was a decent deal so posted it, if it helps anyone then fair enough.
super_leeds_86

I presume it's the perceived lack of value of the actual product itself. … I presume it's the perceived lack of value of the actual product itself. Although I always thought deals are based on where else you can find the product for the same or even lower price - in this instance you can't, so 'should' get hot.I've just bought a 15" retina and thought this was a decent deal so posted it, if it helps anyone then fair enough.



Don't expect to get anywhere posting an Apple deal on here

You have the right approach though, the people who see the value in it will pick up on the deal, but be prepared for it to go ice cold. Seems like a good price to me, though I'm looking for MBA this year.
Harder to convince people it's a deal when the general concensus is that it is over priced in the first place.

PS: I haven't voted.
M0rg0th

Almost voted hot for the image. Almost.



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Sorry, couldn't help myself
voted hot, agreed they are overpriced for the spec, but if you have the money and it suits your needs (i.e video editing) then they are awesome bit of kit. Out of mine and most people's price range but does not mean this is not a deal, cheaper than elsewhere and 1 year warranty.
refurbished for over £1k! wow, some people are biblically stupid.
Edited by: "dogmar" 14th Feb 2013
Original Poster
Decided to bite the bullet on this model too, will compare both 13 and 15 retina's. If I can cope with the lower spec of the 13 I will and save the £400 over the 15, doubt it though!
dogmar

refurbished for over £1k! wow, some people are biblically stupid.



That's a flawed argument. Personally I think people paying 10k+ for used cars is crazy. BUT if the person wants that specific car, it fits their price range, they don't mind that it's used, then what's the issue? This refurb mac is a deal for certain people in certain circumstances.
KevClark1985

That's a flawed argument. Personally I think people paying 10k+ for used … That's a flawed argument. Personally I think people paying 10k+ for used cars is crazy. BUT if the person wants that specific car, it fits their price range, they don't mind that it's used, then what's the issue? This refurb mac is a deal for certain people in certain circumstances.



Well, I would consider it stupid as for that kind of money you can get the same spec or better (from someone who isn't apple) new. which is not a bad argument - Although I mostly said it just for the bad pun.
yeah it is expensive. I have a sony vaio that's getting a bit slow (2 and a half years old now), been wanting a Macbook but just cannot justify the price. Wish they were cheaper, but if money was not an issue I would have one tomorrow!
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KevClark1985

yeah it is expensive. I have a sony vaio that's getting a bit slow (2 and … yeah it is expensive. I have a sony vaio that's getting a bit slow (2 and a half years old now), been wanting a Macbook but just cannot justify the price. Wish they were cheaper, but if money was not an issue I would have one tomorrow!



That's the thing, I bought an iBook for £1000 8.5 years ago, has a DVD RW drive, 1024 x 768 screen, still going strong today - using it as a web server. Firstly on the whole the machines last and secondly they keep a higher proportion of their value. The cost to purchase is high, the total cost of ownership once longetivity and/or sale is factored in is low.
Yeah they do last longer. I give a £400 laptop a lifespan of approx 3 years before it starts to feel dated/sluggish. If I bought a Macbook, I would like to get 6 years out of it.
This is the best deal on MacBook Amateur so far. It's still an overpriced turd though. Haswell coming out soon.
super_leeds_86

That's the thing, I bought an iBook for £1000 8.5 years ago, has a DVD RW … That's the thing, I bought an iBook for £1000 8.5 years ago, has a DVD RW drive, 1024 x 768 screen, still going strong today - using it as a web server. Firstly on the whole the machines last and secondly they keep a higher proportion of their value. The cost to purchase is high, the total cost of ownership once longetivity and/or sale is factored in is low.



I've got some old eMac/iMac's - they all work nicely, nothing has fallen off them, become discoloured or tired looking, the youngest one is 11 years old and is still pretty decent to use on the web etc, struggles a bit with HD video though, but so would a Pentium 3 of the time.
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Lol..... O this deal is serious?
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