We've done weekly deals where we've set the price bar at under one grand, but with recent price cuts Apple instituted this year, we think we can go one better. So this week, we're going to drop our high price down to $900. That's right: all the goodness this week is even more affordable than some of our usual deals on Macs and Apple-centric goodness. Let's get going, bargain hunters.
Time for a regular feature of the Deals column: "What can I get for less than a grand?" You've got a budget and you've got to stick to it. Sure, we all dream of rolling into the Apple Store and dropping the plastic on the counter and loading up, but in the real world, you still have to eat the next day — and you can't eat these Apples. So let's see what you can get and not have to sell off your other possessions to pick up.
There's just one model Mac Mini out there this week in Refurblandia, and since you have to go all the way up to $1,700 for a current-ish model MacBook Pro, this week is all about the MacBook Air. Perhaps a little something called the new MacBook has some Air owners ready to trade up, because it is seriously a packed market this week. We only selected the best, but there's more deals inside.
They came, they sold, they're gone. Last week's reappearance of the Mac mini was typical. It shows up, it gets bought out. People just love that little box of magic. Sorry we don't have any to show you this week, but don't go away! There's still a ton of great deals waiting just for you, so let's have a look, shall we?
Oh yeah, now we're cooking. That's right — the Mac Mini is back in the house. If you've lusted after this tidy little powerhouse of awesome then today is your lucky day (though there's only one model up, so the pickings are slim). Needless to say there are loads of other choices in a variety of configurations, so let's get to the deals.
It's too bad that Apple TV wasn't revamped and refreshed this week. You'll notice that there are no refurbs on the Apple site anymore. We can only imagine how much they'll be price-cut when that day comes. Meanwhile, this new MacBook is pretty trim and sleek, no? It'll be a while before we see those around these parts, but what can you get for the same money (aside from ports, haha)? Let's have a look.
Today's refurb weekly deals features two pairs. That is, we found one lower end model (or older model) and paired it with a newer or higher end so you can weigh your choices. Sometimes the difference in cost is slight but the under the hood upgrades are well worth it, and in some cases what you're buying is just youth. The choice is yours, and as always, an assortment of goodies for your iOS devices rounds out the bill.
We're going to keep things fresh and new this time around with Apple hardware only from 2014. If you want newish but don't have quite enough money to get the brand-new machine of your dreams, then these lightly refurbished Macs will give you more power for your dollar. And if you want to spend some of your savings from your Mac on accessories like a phone case or an external hard drive, then we've got you covered there too.
Well 2015 is fully upon us now and some old favorites are back in the refurb shop, plus an old favorite all spiffed up in its newest incarnation, but you've got to move quick. We've got nothing in the deals column this week that's any older than 2014, so these are some of the newest used machines you can get your hands on and they're all Apple checked, cleaned, and approved, so let's get going.
So Black Friday and Cyber Monday came and went, but don't worry — there are still plenty more deals out there, and you won't even have to face the the crowds and clamor of one of the year's busiest shopping days! One thing you can count on is that our weekly deals happen year round and you can always find a great one on any given Thursday, right here. So let's see what this week has to offer.