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It’s hard to afford the newest and shiniest things on the block when you’re gazing into a wallet that’s filled with nothing but lint and credit card debt. The good news is that deals can still be had and for the first time since the new MacBook was released last year, it’s showing up on discount from Apple for 15% off. To get this discount, you’ll be getting a refurbished 12-inch MacBook and not a brand spanking new model.

Depending on who you ask, some people might tell you that the Apple Certified Refurbished store is actually a much better deal than getting something that’s brand new. When a product is sent in for refurbishing, it’s said that it goes through a much more rigorous testing process than the units that are rolling off the production line. And they still come with a one-year warranty, so you’ve got some piece of mind.

While you won’t find the refurbished 12-inch MacBook listed along the left sidebar as you would all the other Apple refurbished stuff, you can find it on the special deals page. In Canada, pricing on the base model starts at $1,309, which is 15% off the $1,549 regular price for the same unit. That’s with a 1.1GHz Core M porocessor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB flash storage and Intel HD Graphics 5300.

Apple Lists Refurbished 12-Inch MacBook for 15% Off, Cheaper in Canada

The other configurations are also 15% off, netting you savings of up to $290 in your choice of silver or gold. There’s no space grey MacBook in the refurbished store at the moment, but that could change.

You’ll find the same 15% off savings on the American site with prices starting at $1,099 US for the same base model in silver or gold. Interestingly, because of the current exchange rate, that works out to $1,552 Canadian, which is almost $250 more than the one being sold through the Canadian site.

Seeing how Apple is going around updating prices in the App Store to reflect these changes between the Canadian and American dollar, I imagine it won’t be long before they start doing the same with the refurbished store too. If you want to land one of these refurbed MacBooks with the single USB-C port, now might be the best time to do it.


Via MacRumors

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