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Why Apple Refurbished Laptops are Better Than New

Jul 10th 2019

When it comes to electronics, people can be a bit turned off at the idea of purchasing a used or refurbished product. New is always better. Or is it?

When it comes to Apple Mac laptops, choosing a refurbished model can be a better option than buying new. Still, there can be trust issues with buying from someone who refurbishes laptops instead of just going to the store and getting one fresh out of the box. So today, we will give you reasons why buying Apple refurbished laptops is better than going with something brand new.

What Does Refurbished Mean?
refurbished Apple laptop is one that has been thoroughly checked for any bugs and other issues and is in at least good condition, if not excellent condition. The goal for any refurbishment company is to supply a used product that is cheaper than buying new but still works like a new product. If there are any broken keys or issues within the system, everything needs to be repaired to the best condition possible before it can be determined what the value of the laptop is and what it should be sold for as a result.

Don’t Confuse Refurbished Products with Open Box Products
A refurbished product is one that is sold to a retailer or third-party refurbishment company like Mac of All Trades, who fixes any problems to return it to a good working order before putting it up for sale again. An open box product is one that was returned to a retailer after the purchase. What this means is that the store checks for any physical damage and if it passes the review, it is considered safe for resale and listed as an open box sale item. The testing on an open box item is not very extensive and doesn’t actually test the product for problems. For any refurbished product, the laptop has literally been taken apart to examine the condition and then repaired.

Buying Apple Refurbished Laptops
The best advice for buying Apple refurbished laptops is to know the product you are looking at and how much you get for a new model. The prices you see for new computers at Apple are never discounted, so you know the price point that you are dealing with before you even consider to buy. Now compare that to the prices of refurbished laptops that are the same model. While you want to note the condition of the Apple refurbished laptop you are considering, check out all of the fine details about it. If the work that was done to it is listed, make sure it will still have all the features that you want. This is a great way to get a laptop that has all the capabilities that you are looking for while saving some money in the long run.

Now let’s talk about our process. There are third-party refurbishers out there that don’t put in the time necessary to complete an accurate check of the system and can leave you with products that give you problems and don’t work as well as they should. It creates an unfair knock on refurbished products.

For over two decades, we have been buying and selling used Apple products at Mac of All Trades. Apple refurbished laptops are given a proper check that is thorough and complete. All of the products we have available for sale are in Good to Excellent condition and include a one-year warranty. Imagine getting an Apple MacBook Pro in Excellent condition for nearly half of the cost of a new model because you chose refurbished instead. That’s our goal: to get you the lowest price and also offer the best customer service so you feel secure with your purchase. We are always available to answer questions and provide advice based on your needs.

At Mac of All Trades, Apple refurbished laptops are just the beginning of what we offer. We refurbish and sell desktops, iPads, iPhones and more, and we continue to expand on the products we have available all the time.

So, give us a call at 800-581-8987 or send an email to to get started in the process of finding the perfect refurbished laptop for you. Put it in the hands of one of our experts and you will be amazed at how much we can help you get the most out of your product.

Give a refurbished laptop a try and save money in the process with Mac of All Trades.