Refurbished MacBook?

(5 Posts)
MsJupiterJones Thu 18-Jul-13 22:00:05

I am so sick of my laptop, so slow and rubbish. Always wanted a Mac but never been able to afford one.

Just got an unexpected £500 and I am thinking of buying a refurbished MacBook on eBay.

Have been looking for ages at so I have an idea of what I can get, currently looking at a 15" one with 4gb ram and 640gb hard drive. Intel core duo processor. £545.

I have been looking at companies rather than individuals and this one seems to have good feedback, occasional mention of 'faulty item but replaced quickly' but in a way that's good to know too?

They mention that they buy the machines from educational establishments and they do not give a warranty for the battery but do for the machine.

Anyone have any experience or opinions on this? Would appreciate any advice as I am unlikely to have a spare £500 again soon so I don't want to waste it.

Thank you...

widowerbutok Thu 18-Jul-13 23:06:59

I have a Mac (new) just a thought though, if u have software that u depend on (Word/Excel etc) that are on Windows, they will not work on the Mac.

niceguy2 Fri 19-Jul-13 09:02:18

Obviously there are no guarantees but sounds like a fair deal to me.

Not guaranteeing the battery is pretty normal. Laptop batteries don't tend to last long anyway and chances are you'll be plugged in most of the time so it's not a BIG deal.

Southeastdweller Sun 21-Jul-13 15:26:39

I would rather be safe than sorry and get it refurbished from Apple, directly, and spend a little more.

prism Mon 22-Jul-13 09:29:45

I've bought plenty of these in my time and there's nothing to worry about- no one would give you a warranty on a used battery, so nothing suspicious about that.

Word and excel run on the Mac, as you probably know.

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