Is Buying A Refurbished MacBook Pro A Good Idea

When it comes to buying a laptop you’d be hard-pressed to find one better than a MacBook Pro. However, a brand new MacBook Pro can be pretty expensive and is not suitable for every budget. So what are your alternatives? Well, you could buy any other laptop that isn’t a MacBook Pro, saving yourself a lot of money in the process. However, nothing quite matches up to a MacBook Pro. A better option is to buy refurbished, saving yourself money while you still get to become a proud member of the MacBook Pro owners club. A win-win situation.

You may have some doubts about buying refurbished because of course, refurbished isn’t exactly the same as buying brand new and direct from Apple. But with this blog we will calm any concerns you may have with buying refurbished, dispelling any doubts that suggest buying a refurbished MacBook Pro is anything but a good idea.

The price

MacBook’s are not cheap. With the MacBook Pro being the most powerful and high end of the MacBook range, it is also the most expensive. A brand new MacBook Pro can set you back anywhere from £1,300 to £2,700+ (before any optional upgrades), depending on the size and spec of MacBook that you choose to invest in.

Such a steep price tag is likely to put off a lot of people. If you’re a new University student just discovering how expensive food is and making do with a nightly Pot Noodle (not that there’s anything wrong with a Pot Noodle), forking out for a brand new MacBook probably wouldn’t be a wise financial decision. Instead, you’d be far better off buying a refurbished MacBook Pro, saving yourself hundreds of pounds in the process that could be used for other things that every good student needs, such as books, pens, alcohol and more Pot Noodles.


The warranty

When you buy any laptop there’s no guarantee that the machine will perform as it should, or last as long as you would expect. For these reasons, a warranty was invented to protect the consumer from the purchase of any defective products.

Despite the stringent testing that every MacBook goes through, whether your MacBook is brand new or refurbished there is a chance that something may go wrong with it soon after you purchase it. Apple offers a 1-year limited warranty at no extra cost for all MacBook’s bought from its Apple Stores. A great incentive to buy brand new! However, at MacFinder we also offer a 1-year warranty with all MacBook purchases! So you can be assured that if anything goes wrong with your refurbished MacBook one year from purchase then we will do our utmost to resolve and fix the issue.

The condition

When you buy a brand new MacBook Pro you know exactly what you’re getting. You know how it will arrive and what it will look like. Well, to be honest, when you buy a refurbished MacBook Pro from MacFinder you know exactly what you’re getting too. At MacFinder all of our MacBook’s are clearly labelled into condition categories. If you want a MacBook free of any marks or dents then our “excellent condition” ranges are just what you’ve been looking for. If you don’t mind a few small imperfections for a bigger saving then we also have “good” and “fair” condition MacBook’s just for you.


The returns

If you’re not happy with your purchase then it’s important that you can return it. After all, if you’ve parted with your hard-earned cash and bought something that doesn’t quite meet your expectations then it’s important that you are able to return it. When you purchase a brand new MacBook from anywhere you are likely able to return it within a given period of time for your money back. Every store will have their own returns policy which we suggest you read carefully as it does tend to vary from store to store.

At MacFinder we know that despite our stringent refurbishment and classification process, sometimes once your MacBook Pro arrives you may decide that it is just not for you, for whatever reason. That is why we offer a no questions asked return service. To return your MacBook with MacFinder simply fill out the short returns form on our website and our helpful team will get in touch to arrange your return.

As you can see, buying a refurbished MacBook Pro is not very different from buying a brand new MacBook Pro. With the added benefit of saving yourself a lot of money, there really aren’t any major cons to buying refurbished when you buy from a reputable reseller. If there was any doubt whether buying a refurbished MacBook Pro is a good idea or not, we hope this blog has made it clear that buying refurbished is not a good idea, it is a great idea!