Are refurbished Apple products cheaper than new Apple products?
Refurbished Apple products are definitely cheaper than new Apple products. With a refurbished device, you’re saving between 15% and 90% off the original retail price. The discounts you'll get vary a lot depending on stock and on the year the product was first released.
Here are some examples so you know what to expect:
- Refurbished iPhone 8: you can expect a 50-70% discount
- Refurbished iPhone 5c: up to 93% off
- Refurbished MacBook: 20-40% discount, though many Macs are also selling for 60% off
- Refurbished iPad: 40-80% off
With a bit of research, you'll be able to find the cheapest refurbished Apple products out there. Comparator websites like RefurbMe allow you to set up product alerts if you want something specific. If you're looking for resellers that allow payment by installments, you can see the full break-down here.