Refurbished Cube

  • Posted: 08 July 2001 02:23 AM

    As I have had plans of buying the improved model of the Cube, my plans have been slightly messed up yesterday - so instead I’m thinking of buying a Factory Refurbished 500 Mhz Cube.
    Has anyone experience in buying refurbished Macs?

    TIA,
    Peter

    <font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: peterthorn on 2001-07-04 15:28 ]</font>

         
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    Posted: 05 July 2001 09:05 AM #1

    Yes, many of my Mac junk is refurbished including the PowerBook 5300 (which hasn’t caught on fire thankyouverymuch).

    Ebay is okay for small items, but big items like the Cube - people will just push up the price.

    I like sites like powermax.com and smalldog.com.  Yes, I’m too lazy to link to them.  They do a nice job with refurbed machines.  If you are unsure, ask the company.  They will tell you what system, software, hardware comes with the machine.  They will also tell you what the process is for refurbishing the machines.  Everymac.com is a site for checking out deals on Macintoshes.

    If you don’t belong to a MUG, join.  I know of two online Mugs (gomug.com, and http://www.macmonkey.com/imug).  Ask the mug leader for the codes for the MUG store which will get you discounts.

    I see you aren’t from North America.  Make sure the company/person will ship to your area.

         
  • Posted: 05 July 2001 10:25 AM #2

    Thanks a lot, Burnum!
    Smalldog is one of the companies I have in mind - so it’s nice to hear a good review.
    As you’ve seen, I’m not from the US, so I suppose MUG won’t be useful for me?
    (a little while later - I just checked out the MUG you linked to, but couldn’t find gomug.com (tried http://www.gomug.com). Could you please give me the direct link?)

    Thanks,
    Peter

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    Posted: 06 July 2001 09:46 AM #3

    You never know, there might be a MUG in your country.  Check Apple’s site.

    My bad.  It’s http://www.gomug.org/
    This MUG is great for international people.  They have an e-mail list, Macworld events (if you plan to come), and other MUG benifits for only a small price of 10 dollars or so.  iMUG is free but they don’t do much.

         
  • Posted: 08 July 2001 02:23 AM #4

    That worked better
    Thank you!

    Peter

    My bad.  It’s http://www.gomug.org/
    This MUG is great for international people.  They have an e-mail list, Macworld events (if you plan to come), and other MUG benifits for only a small price of 10 dollars or so.  iMUG is free but they don’t do much.