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Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 17" 21% off - £1499 @ Apple - Save £409.00
Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 17" 21% off - £1499 @ Apple - Save £409.00

Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 17" 21% off - £1499 @ Apple - Save £409.00

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Bril;liant deal for their current top of the range laptop! Although I had heard Apple bring out a new model every 275 days!


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1500 quid !!!!!!!! for a second hand laptop ouve got be kidding

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jamespir;4816426

1500 quid !!!!!!!! for a second hand laptop ouve got be kidding



anyone that knows about the apple refurbs realises that they are pretty much new when they send them back out. they replace anything that was wrong and in some cases they have simply been returned unused. but thanks anyway :P

jamespir;4816426

1500 quid !!!!!!!! for a second hand laptop ouve got be kidding



if the only reason you voted cold was because you thought refurbished meant second hand, you voted wrong

Original Poster

I do realise it is expensive, but this is a seriously good laptop! and a seriously good saving!

jamespir;4816426

1500 quid!!!!!!!! for a laptop whose RRP is almost £2k, you've got be … 1500 quid!!!!!!!! for a laptop whose RRP is almost £2k, you've got be kidding



There fixed that for you :thumbsup: :giggle:

tango42;4816466

Bril;liant deal for their current top of the range laptop



Think you'll find it's the old aluminium Macbook Pro, not the new aluminium unibody Macbook Pro: store.apple.com/uk/…NDY. :thumbsup:

tango42;4816466

anyone that knows about the apple refurbs realises that they are pretty … anyone that knows about the apple refurbs realises that they are pretty much new when they send them back out. they replace anything that was wrong and in some cases they have simply been returned unused. but thanks anyway :P



(1) What are Apple Certified Refurbished Products?

Apple Certified Refurbished Products are pre-owned Apple products that undergo Apple's stringent refurbishment process prior to being offered for sale. These products have been returned under Apple's Return and Refund Policies or have been used as Demonstration units. While only some units are returned due to technical issues, all units undergo Apple's stringent quality refurbishment process.

They are in 100% working condition, and are then sold as refurbished product. As these refurbished products have been unpacked and manipulated, they might however exhibit some minor cosmetic imperfection, such as scratches, marks or discolorations.

Its a gamble like buying anything else refurbished, I have just been bitten by Dixons so called refurbished "like new" buying a netbook from them that had a crack in the case above the VGA socket and clear prising mark around the main body of the unit where the tech guys muppets had pulled it apart to perform whatever repair on it.

Ended up returning it. Buying refurbished like anything from any company really is a lottery...the pay off is you may get a customer return like new, then again it could be a repair job showing scratches etc.

cicobuff;4817055

Ended up returning it. Buying refurbished like anything from any … Ended up returning it. Buying refurbished like anything from any company really is a lottery...the pay off is you may get a customer return like new, then again it could be a repair job showing scratches etc.



Have you ever bought anything from the apple refurbished store?

I have just tallied up and i have bought about 30 items from there (for work and personal use) and every single item i have recieved has been AS NEW. No signs of previous use whatsoever.

Perhaps i was lucky, or perhaps Apple actually care about the products they sell.

On top of what I have mentioned above, its also out of stock!.

JayBird;4817171

Have you ever bought anything from the apple refurbished store?I have … Have you ever bought anything from the apple refurbished store?I have just tallied up and i have bought about 30 items from there (for work and personal use) and every single item i have recieved has been AS NEW. No signs of previous use whatsoever.Perhaps i was lucky, or perhaps Apple actually care about the products they sell.



Who cares, they are covered in their terms and conditions stating they may be scratched or have cosmetic flaws despite their "stringent" checks.....all companies state they have stringent tests, its still a lottery buying refurbished as I have stated.....Apple may actually care, just I was stating their terms and conditions!

cicobuff;4817193

Who cares, they are covered in their terms and conditions stating they … Who cares, they are covered in their terms and conditions stating they may be scratched or have cosmetic flaws despite their "stringent" checks.....all companies state they have stringent tests, its still a lottery buying refurbished as I have stated.....Apple may actually care, just I was stating their terms and conditions!



I was just asking a question.

I was also just stating previous experience to help othe people out. Iy may be a lottery, but from my EXPERIENCE, you have a high chance of winning

JayBird;4817230

I was just asking a question.I was also just stating previous experience … I was just asking a question.I was also just stating previous experience to help othe people out. Iy may be a lottery, but from my EXPERIENCE, you have a high chance of winning



Great, glad to hear it, however there is no chance of winning this item as its out of stock anyway!...maybe more last revision macbooks will appear in future.

Same way I was trying to help out by stating Apples terms and conditions so that people know that they COULD get one with flaws...at the end of the day you have to realise especially with notebooks that they could have been extensively used and even have a shortened battery life.

apple are a joke these days. I was a fan. i have the imac matt screen and the macbook bad glossy. But now all screens come with led glossy screens. I thought apple were meant for designers and photographers. Glossy screens dont work. I love the price increase for the mac pros. over night almost £500 extra. joke.

Apple cinema screens all glossy led. JOKE

They got a bit hip the apple fans praised them then they went all consumer more money and left what they stood for behind.

mrplay;4817266

apple are a joke these days. I was a fan. i have the imac matt screen and … apple are a joke these days. I was a fan. i have the imac matt screen and the macbook bad glossy. But now all screens come with led glossy screens. I thought apple were meant for designers and photographers. Glossy screens dont work. I love the price increase for the mac pros. over night almost £500 extra. joke.Apple cinema screens all glossy led. JOKEThey got a bit hip the apple fans praised them then they went all consumer more money and left what they stood for behind.



I quess the screens are down to personal taste, but i am a designer, and prefer the glossy screens (in an office environment)

mrplay;4817266

apple are a joke these days. I was a fan. i have the imac matt screen and … apple are a joke these days. I was a fan. i have the imac matt screen and the macbook bad glossy. But now all screens come with led glossy screens. I thought apple were meant for designers and photographers. Glossy screens dont work. I love the price increase for the mac pros. over night almost £500 extra. joke.Apple cinema screens all glossy led. JOKEThey got a bit hip the apple fans praised them then they went all consumer more money and left what they stood for behind.



Have OS X 10.5 with all updated running just fine on my little £200 netbook, in fact typing on it right now. Seems Apple fans are getting more and more miffed over the fact you can build desktop PCs cheaper even choosing components carefully so that all the kext files are compatible. The days that Apple moved over to Intel architecture were the days that people realised that Apple are overpriced.

cicobuff;4817261

...extensively used and even have a shortened battery life.



hence why you should check the power cycles in the battery preferences. Simples

http://i12.ebayimg.com/04/i/001/37/51/4893_2.JPG

JayBird;4817305

hence why you should check the power cycles in the battery preferences. … hence why you should check the power cycles in the battery preferences. Simples



Still doesn't stop companies shipping them out with used batteries though! My point being as I stated and with their and other companies terms and conditions, its a lottery.

yep, true, but from the 30 items i bought, 5 were laptops with unused batterys

Maybe i should buy a lottery ticket

JayBird;4817339

yep, true, but from the 30 items i bought, 5 were laptops with unused … yep, true, but from the 30 items i bought, 5 were laptops with unused batterysMaybe i should buy a lottery ticket



Good to hear Apple are exemplary over their own terms and conditions! :thumbsup: You may need those lottery tickets if you have had to buy so many items from Apple

I don't think I'll ever understand why people pay so much extra for a Mac. Yes, they're much prettier, and yes the OS is much prettier, but am I alone in ignoring the OS as much as possible, and using the system mostly to run applications? Ultimately, my laptop is almost the exact same spec (the only differences being that it omits the Firewire800 port and the screen is only 1440*900, but everything else is the same), but was made by Dell and runs a Microsoft OS, but cost £700, came with a 4yr warranty, and was bought nearly a year ago. IT seems a pretty hefty premium for a prettier shell.

dxx;4817390

I don't think I'll ever understand why people pay so much extra for a … I don't think I'll ever understand why people pay so much extra for a Mac. Yes, they're much prettier, and yes the OS is much prettier, but am I alone in ignoring the OS as much as possible, and using the system mostly to run applications? Ultimately, my laptop is almost the exact same spec (the only differences being that it omits the Firewire800 port and the screen is only 1440*900, but everything else is the same), but was made by Dell and runs a Microsoft OS, but cost £700, came with a 4yr warranty, and was bought nearly a year ago. IT seems a pretty hefty premium for a prettier shell.



If you buy a compatible wifi card, you can most likely get OS X installed on it anyway, and chances are as you have a Dell the Wifi card is already a Broadcom BCM43xx based wifi card that is airport compatible.

JayBird;4817287

I quess the screens are down to personal taste, but i am a designer, and … I quess the screens are down to personal taste, but i am a designer, and prefer the glossy screens (in an office environment)



Colour Confidence Tip - High-gloss displays are designed to enhance the appearance of colours on-screen; however, these results are difficult to reproduce on a printed page. As such we do not recommend a high-gloss screen for colour critical work such as photography or graphic design.

shop.colourconfidence.com/pro…433

Why did apple Replace all screens with Gloss except the 17" macbook pro which is an extra cost.

I understand why they did it to imacs and macbook. They wanted the pros to pay the extra for macbook pros and macpros. but now everything gloss.

Apple your losing me. It annoys me most as i am final year at uni so get the discount and the 3 years warranty.

mrplay;4817523

Colour Confidence Tip - High-gloss displays are designed to enhance the … Colour Confidence Tip - High-gloss displays are designed to enhance the appearance of colours on-screen; however, these results are difficult to reproduce on a printed page. As such we do not recommend a high-gloss screen for colour critical work such as photography or graphic design.http://shop.colourconfidence.com/product.php?xProd=2254&xSec=10433



Never had a problem with that to be fair, maybe cos we have our screen profesionally calibrated.:?
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