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Old Aug 18th, 2020, 10:57 AM   #1
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Apple Canada Refurb section - filling up again

I'm helping a couple of friends with upcoming computer purchases, and we've been frustrated somewhat by the lack of refurbished Macs in the channel.

As of last evening, lots of iMacs in particular have appeared - just in case anyone is looking!
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I just picked up a Macbook Air on the refurb site. Decent prices. Get em before the switch to ARM and too bad I couldn't get one with regular USB instead of USB-C...
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I just picked up a Macbook Air on the refurb site. Decent prices. Get em before the switch to ARM and too bad I couldn't get one with regular USB instead of USB-C...
Monitoring the refurbs over the past week, and the availability changes very rapidly - if folks see something they like, lay down that credit card fast!

On the topic of USB-C: I'm happy to embrace the USB-C revolution - given that my iMac (2017 design; 2018 purchase) has two of the new and four of the old ports. I'm forever doing the three-attempt-connect with those damn old style USB ports, both type-A and the mini port on my Jabra. Moving over to a connector that you don't have to futz with every single bloody time is just peaches. (and why is it *every single* time? I mean, the "Law of averages" may not actually achieve a 50/50 balance, but one would think it wouldn't be *that* far off! Aaaarrgghhh!!!!!).
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You need to check daily on the refurb store. I know last year when I was shopping for a 13" MacBook Pro that was the case. I had a few specs I wanted and some that I would trade off in favour of one or the other. Prices are still ridiculous form RAM and larger HD's. The fact that I could buy a 1TB micro SD chip for $60, or a 1TB M2E drive which is the size of a stick of ram for around $100 makes Apple's prices for hard drives and RAM way over priced. I settled on a 512 gig drive in my MacBook Pro and 8 gigs of RAM. Ideally I wanted 512 and 16 gigs but for what I use the computer for the price was way to high to have both so it was one or the other.
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Monitoring the refurbs over the past week, and the availability changes very rapidly - if folks see something they like, lay down that credit card fast!

On the topic of USB-C: I'm happy to embrace the USB-C revolution - given that my iMac (2017 design; 2018 purchase) has two of the new and four of the old ports. I'm forever doing the three-attempt-connect with those damn old style USB ports, both type-A and the mini port on my Jabra. Moving over to a connector that you don't have to futz with every single bloody time is just peaches. (and why is it *every single* time? I mean, the "Law of averages" may not actually achieve a 50/50 balance, but one would think it wouldn't be *that* far off! Aaaarrgghhh!!!!!).
True about the USB-C plug being an advantage but then so many devices we currently own are either USB 1,2,or 3 but an adapter will solve the problem. We are happy with the purchase. How long until I hold off on a new Mac Mini now..
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