Experiences with referbished Mac.

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Hi all. My battery is dying in this six your old Mac. I don't know much about the referbished Mac, I had a bad experience with an old Dell, so i'm cautious. I do know the referbs don't have much storage, we're talking around 256gb. I also would like anyone trading their old computer, give me a ballpark estimate as to how much they wanted to give you. I really wasn't prepared for this, but at least this happened when the back to school sales are on. Thanks for any help.



Submitted by david s on Thursday, August 2, 2018


If you are only having issues with the battery but everything else works fine, consider getting a new battery. A new battery costs about 100 USD and anyone that can follow an instructional video can do it. Have a sighted friend or family do it for you then buy them dinner or pay them.

You can find prices and videos at www.macsales.com

I installed a new battery and a larger SSD for about 250 USD on my 2012MBP and it runs like new again.

HTH and good luck.

Submitted by Jared on Friday, August 3, 2018

I bought a Refurbished mac in 2013. It ran fine for 5 years before dying, which seems like a reasonable amount of time for any computer to last. I'm not getting a new Mac but that's because I'm much happier with Windows 10 then I was with Windows 7. I would suggest if you can find a model you like buy refurbished and save a couple hundred dollars.

Submitted by Mani on Friday, August 3, 2018

I bought my iMac refurbished in 2011 and it is still going strong. After that I have bought refurbished MacBooks for my family. I have had great experience with them. After checking it is not a mere battery issue , I recommend you buy refurbished only from the Apple store.
I hope this helps.