If you’re looking at getting yourself a Mac notebook or iPod for less, you might want to check out the Apple Store for certified refurbished items.
According to our sister site, ForeverGeek, Apple has reduced prices of their low-end notebooks and iPods.
A White 1.83GHz MacBook with 512MB of memory, a 60GB hard drive, and a Combo drive can be had for $949; its cousin the White 2.0GHz MacBook with 512MB of memory, a 60GB hard drive, and a SuperDrive for $1,099; and the Black 2.0GHz MacBook with 512MB of memory, an 80GB hard drive, and a SuperDrive for $1,299.
The company’s supply of refurbished 4GB iPod minis has also shrunk, consisting of just Silver, Blue, and Green models for $99 each. Apple’s refurbished 6GB iPod mini is only available in Silver or Blue for $129 each.
Why go brand new if you can get almost the same thing for less? You still get the same one-year warranty (you can extend this with AppleCare). In some cases, after all, “brand” is more important than “new.”