If you’re willing to buy refurbished, you can now score a killer deal on Apple’s Retina MacBook knocking as much as $240 off the price of the newest member of the MacBook family.
There are a lot of compelling reasons to buy a refurbished Apple product instead of a new one. Not only are they cheaper and come with the same warranty, but because they’ve been gone over with a fine-tooth comb for problems, there’s an argument to be made that they are even less likely to exhibit problems after purchase.
So Apple’s refurbished Retina MacBooks are potentially a killer deal, at a 15% discount.
This includes two entry-level 1.1GHz models for $1,099, a $200 discount. There’s also a 1.2GHz Retina MacBook with 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD in Silver is available for $1,359, a $240 discount. Bump that to a 1.3GHz chip, and you can have it for $1,489, $260 compared to an original price of $1,749.
These aren’t bad deals, and Apple’s refurbished products are, in many ways, even more rock solid than the ones they sell new. But like anything in the Refurbished Store, it’s first come, first serve.