The new iPhone 8 and iPhone X promise upgrades that Apple users have been clamoring for. But it remains the case that for many users, Apple’s back catalog of technology — the iPads, iPhones and MacBooks that made Apple the most valuable company on the planet — provide more than enough power and options for the everyday users. That’s why the refurbished Apple business is so good. It’s like buying a certified pre-owned Lexus or Mercedes. It’s got what you need, if you don’t need that new car — or new iPad — smell.
The short-term sale site Zulilly, which runs specials on all kinds of products daily, is featuring a host of refurbished Apple products and dropping prices by as much as 60% . That’s knocked down off the regular, already lower refurbished Apple product prices. That means a refurbished MacBook for $1200 or a refurbished iPad mini for as little as $150. Amazon and other online retailers also do brisk business in the refurbished Apple market, which retains more cachet than the refurbished Android and PC-based product markets.