If you want to buy a MacBook Air, you can save $130 to $200 instantly without the need for a student discount or the need to wait for Macbook Air deals at Apple, Best Buy or another store.
These MacBook Air deals are always available for anyone to buy, though the exact options will change. If you buy a refurbished MacBook Air direct from Apple, you can save up to $200 today, and occasionally the deals offer even bigger discounts.
Unlike buying a refurbished notebook from another company, there is relatively little downside to buying a refurbished MacBook Air from Apple.
Apple tests and certifies every refurbished Macbook Air so you know that it is going to work right out of the box. In addition to this process, the MacBook Air looks just like new. These are not scratch and dent or used MacBook Air deals. Aside from the savings and possibly the box that it comes in, you will not notice any differences. Here’s what happens before Apple sells a refurbished MacBook Air. Each unit,
- is fully tested (including full burn-in testing).
- is refurbished with replacement parts for any defective modules identified in testing.
- is put through a thorough cleaning process and inspection.
- is repackaged (including appropriate manuals, cables, new boxes, etc.).
- includes either the Mac OS originally shipped with the unit or, in some cases, a more recent version*.
- is given a new refurbished part number and serial number.
- is placed into a Final QA inspection prior to being added to sellable refurbished stock.
When you buy a certified refurbished MacBook Air deal, you also get a one year warranty from Apple. This is just like the standard one year warranty from Apple on new MacBook Air notebooks. You can also buy a AppleCare protection plan to extend the warranty coverage of the notebook.
You can even buy refurbished MacBook Air deals on the most recent models. When looking at the refurbished MacBook Air options, look at the originally released date to know when the deal you are looking at went on sale originally. If it is in the same year, you are good to go. Currently the most recent Macbook Air models are from April 2014. You can save more on older models from 2013, but you may miss out on new features and updates.
Right now Apple sells the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air as refurbished on the Apple Store online, with the April 2014 and June 2013 models in stock with various amounts of RAM and storage. There are savings of $130 to $200 on these notebooks.
The selection of these MacBook Air deals changes based on availability of refurbished options. You can watch the Apple Certified Refurbished MacBook Air stock to wait for the option you want. There is no ability to customize these, so you will need to wait for the screen size, RAM and storage options you want. You can not upgrade the RAM or storage on a MacBook Air after you buy it.
You can choose to pick up the refurbished MacBook Air deals in a local Apple Store, but you will not be able to walk in and buy a refurbished MacBook Air from most stores without placing an order three to five days ahead of time.