Buy refurb, yes or no?

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
I posted this on another forum as well, the more advice the better.



I was considering getting a dual 2.0 G5 with the education discount. however, there seems to be a Rev B refurb 2.0 on apple's site. it is listed at $2099.



http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL....6.1.5.1.3.5.0



I think it has the Gig E card added as well. the question is, how can something so new be refurbed already? I am a little skeptical that it may be messed up in some way that may cause problems in the future. I know it has a warranty, etc, but I dont want to inherit a problem child over saving $200. I want to add more ram, hard drive space, will apple do that with a refurb?



appreciate any feedback. I also, dont want anything that is scratched up. I tend to try to keep everything in my studio looking new.. thanks again.

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  • Reply 1 of 2
    banchobancho Posts: 1,517member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by DEXTERITY

    I posted this on another forum as well, the more advice the better.



    I was considering getting a dual 2.0 G5 with the education discount. however, there seems to be a Rev B refurb 2.0 on apple's site. it is listed at $2099.



    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL....6.1.5.1.3.5.0



    I think it has the Gig E card added as well. the question is, how can something so new be refurbed already? I am a little skeptical that it may be messed up in some way that may cause problems in the future. I know it has a warranty, etc, but I dont want to inherit a problem child over saving $200. I want to add more ram, hard drive space, will apple do that with a refurb?



    appreciate any feedback. I also, dont want anything that is scratched up. I tend to try to keep everything in my studio looking new.. thanks again.




    Refurbs are great. I strongly reccommend them. All Powermacs have Gigabit Ethernet as well. I've bought refurbs from Apple and in most cases* you would not know it from a brand new machine.



    *every case I've seen
  • Reply 2 of 2
    thanks for your feedback, appreciate it.
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