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[IBM] Hot - IBM Certified Open Box Apple Macbooks for Friends and Family

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Jan 21, 2008
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It looked brand new to me, except it's in a white box without Apple logo/pics outside the box. I believe this is the exact same boxing & packaging Apple gives for people who buy refurb from the Apple store. The inside of the box looks the same as if you had bought brand new from Apple, including clear sleeve for the laptop itself, original Apple chargers
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Dec 23, 2005
2129 posts
331 upvotes
Canada
Good to know, Apple and IBM are partners so not surprised it is packed like that. They were advertised as open box.
HP_John wrote: It looked brand new to me, except it's in a white box without Apple logo/pics outside the box. I believe this is the exact same boxing & packaging Apple gives for people who buy refurb from the Apple store. The inside of the box looks the same as if you had bought brand new from Apple, including clear sleeve for the laptop itself, original Apple chargers
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Feb 20, 2002
1030 posts
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Just received mine as well - MacBook 12".

Plain white box with Apple spec sticker on the back. Likely same as an official Apple refurb box.
I received space grey (my first choice!) and base config (was hoping for a bonus spec bump).
Factory wax paper wrapper around the Macbook itself. It looked like it was carefully re-wrapped.
Still had the piece of paper separating the screen from the keyboard.
Charger and USB-C cable (factory wrapped) were not used.

Laptop itself does not have any scratches.
I noticed some minor fingerprints on the trackpad that wiped away easily. Screen was perfectly clean.
The black rubber feet had some marks on them so you could tell it had been taken out of the box.
Battery was completely drained - plugged in and charging right now.
Booted up to the setup screen.

All in all, looks amazing! Will verify battery condition and warranty on Apple website. Thanks again OP for this sweet deal and good luck to everyone else!
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Dec 23, 2005
2129 posts
331 upvotes
Canada
Be interesting to know if it is eligible for Apple care?
vader_slri wrote: Just received mine as well - MacBook 12".

Plain white box with Apple spec sticker on the back. Likely same as an official Apple refurb box.
I received space grey (my first choice!) and base config (was hoping for a bonus spec bump).
Factory wax paper wrapper around the Macbook itself. It looked like it was carefully re-wrapped.
Still had the piece of paper separating the screen from the keyboard.
Charger and USB-C cable (factory wrapped) were not used.

Laptop itself does not have any scratches.
I noticed some minor fingerprints on the trackpad that wiped away easily. Screen was perfectly clean.
The black rubber feet had some marks on them so you could tell it had been taken out of the box.
Battery was completely drained - plugged in and charging right now.
Booted up to the setup screen.

All in all, looks amazing! Will verify battery condition and warranty on Apple website. Thanks again OP for this sweet deal and good luck to everyone else!
[OP]
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Dec 23, 2005
2129 posts
331 upvotes
Canada
Plus getting 15 months warranty is sweet.
Deal Addict
Feb 20, 2002
1030 posts
434 upvotes
Kamloops wrote: Be interesting to know if it is eligible for Apple care?
Just checked online and it says coverage has expired. That's strange since the new MacBook went on sale April 10, 2015 (under 1 year). Perhaps something to do with IBM? I guess I could call Apple to figure out what's up.
Deal Addict
Feb 20, 2002
1030 posts
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Oh yea, no Apple stickers or pamphlets included - just an empty white envelope where they usually would be - for anyone that cares.
Jr. Member
Aug 22, 2003
104 posts
6 upvotes
[quote="vader_slri" post_id="25559089" time="1459375626" user_id="1236"]Last update - battery cycles = 3
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Jan 14, 2009
204 posts
1464 upvotes
Glad to hear your good news. I finally got my tracking number updated again with a delivery date of tomorrow. Hoping for the same success you've had with my new pro!
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Mar 26, 2012
1033 posts
606 upvotes
Seeing all the posts makes me excited!! :D My rMBP is scheduled for next Monday!! And my Dell XPS 15 9550 is scheduled for...friday LOL...which one to keep
Deal Fanatic
Jan 21, 2008
5493 posts
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[quote="vader_slri" post_id="25559089" time="1459375626" user_id="1236"]Last update - battery cycles = 3
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Feb 9, 2005
5538 posts
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Scarborough
Yeah mine is for delivery for today!! Can't wait to see what happens.
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Jan 21, 2008
5493 posts
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I'm not even a Apple guy but I'm really impressed. Only thing that concerned me was some reviews said performance isn't the best, but I found for my needs (e.g. no gaming, mainly browsing) its more than enough, even with many multiple tabs open in safari. Great deal, so thin & light, display is gorgeous, ergonomics which some people were concerned about, turned out to be fine for me. 15 month warranty, very happy, thanks thread starter!
Newbie
Aug 3, 2009
51 posts
46 upvotes
Markham
Recieved my Macbook today. Looks great. Exactly as others have described - white box with a brand new battery. i wouldn't know the difference between this and a new one.

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