MacSales.com (OWC) sells many Apple factory refurbished Macs. As far as MPG is concerned, these are the best deals going—Lloyd buys Apple factory refurbished Macs whenever feasible.
Why pay full fare at Apple? Selected deals shown below; selection changes regularly.
Nancy P writes:
How reliable are factory refurbished Apple laptops? (MacSales) Is there any chance of malware? I assume that the machines are checked out before leaving the refurbish area in the factory. I routinely get factory refurbished lenses, etc from Canon website - happy.
... After I emailed you I saw that MacSales and OWC are same company, I have liked OWC stuff in past.
MPG: Lloyd always buys Apple certified refurbished whenever possible, since they have been as good as new in all past experience. That said, when a new Mac comes out and MPG needs to report on, buying new is the only option (can’t wait 3-4 months).