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shabbasuraj
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May 5, 2011, 02:37 PM
 
Nothing like a free upgrade.

Ordered a refurb MBP should have come with a 250GB HD and got a 500GB HD.

I know in the past sometimes refurbs get delivered with double the RAM.

I am sure it is all 'luck of the draw."

Post your Refurb freebies here.
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May 5, 2011, 03:14 PM
 
I bought a refurbed MacBook Pro that had double the RAM than I'd ordered. To compensate for this freebie, its motherboard fried in 2 years 7 months almost to the day. That'll teach me not to get Applecare!
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May 5, 2011, 03:24 PM
 
My ex had a 3G which came with a free broken mute button.
     
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May 5, 2011, 04:25 PM
 
Not refurb but…

I bought a 2009 iMac i7 with 2x2 GB RAM. I then put in 2x2 more for a total of 8. The iMac broke a year later.

They replaced it with a faster 2010 iMac with 2x4 GB RAM, leaving 2 slots open. Since it was a new machine, it included a new Bluetooth keyboard and Magic Mouse, even though I still had the existing keyboard and mouse. Plus they took the old 2TB hard drive out of the broken iMac and gave it to me since they had no use for it.

I'm buying 2x2 more GB to bring me to 12 GB.
     
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May 5, 2011, 05:31 PM
 
I simultaneously ordered a MacBook that was supposed to have 1 gig of RAM and 4 gigs of RAM from a 3rd party.

My MacBook then arrived with 2 gigs. True story. Pointless, but true.

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May 5, 2011, 05:49 PM
 
Back in December 2003 I ordered a refurb dual 2.0 GHz Power Mac G5 (first generation) which was supposed to come standard with ATI Radeon Pro 9600 graphics card. The store's page even said that's what was in it.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that instead of the 9600 the computer actually had the Radeon Pro 9800 in it instead.
     
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May 5, 2011, 05:51 PM
 
I ordered a basic 15" MBP and got the next model up with 2x the RAM.
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May 5, 2011, 06:03 PM
 
I once had a customer who got a 4 year old G5 replaced with a Mac Pro. He had the gall to moan it had 1GB less RAM than his G5. I think it cost him the price of a replacement G5 PSU (Apple ran out of stock of them)
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May 6, 2011, 10:16 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
My ex had a 3G which came with a free broken mute button.
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May 6, 2011, 10:39 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
I once had a customer who got a 4 year old G5 replaced with a Mac Pro. He had the gall to moan it had 1GB less RAM than his G5. I think it cost him the price of a replacement G5 PSU (Apple ran out of stock of them)
That's one helluva deal, and he had the nerve to complain no less! Funny stuff.

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May 6, 2011, 06:36 PM
 
No pleasing some people. He was a miserable guy anyway. Even when I explained his new machine would be 10 times faster than the old one he was utterly nonplussed.
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shabbasuraj  (op)
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May 7, 2011, 05:08 AM
 
Originally Posted by Eug View Post
Not refurb but…

I bought a 2009 iMac i7 with 2x2 GB RAM. I then put in 2x2 more for a total of 8. The iMac broke a year later.

They replaced it with a faster 2010 iMac with 2x4 GB RAM, leaving 2 slots open. Since it was a new machine, it included a new Bluetooth keyboard and Magic Mouse, even though I still had the existing keyboard and mouse. Plus they took the old 2TB hard drive out of the broken iMac and gave it to me since they had no use for it.

I'm buying 2x2 more GB to bring me to 12 GB.

Nice! Must have been the blokes from Yorkdale?
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shabbasuraj  (op)
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May 7, 2011, 05:09 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
No pleasing some people. He was a miserable guy anyway. Even when I explained his new machine would be 10 times faster than the old one he was utterly nonplussed.
Seriously.
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May 7, 2011, 06:41 AM
 
Originally Posted by shabbasuraj View Post
Nice! Must have been the blokes from Yorkdale?
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OTOH I was computerless for two months. They tried fixing it several times and each time they said it'd be fixed soon something new came up. Finally they just ordered me a new machine. I brought it home and turned it on only to find it had the wrong specs. So I lugged the 27" back and they investigated and then ordered another one.

That first order likely made a very nice refurb for someone.
     
   
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