If you’re considering a new Mac or other Apple product and want to save a few bucks, check the Special Deals at the Apple online store. Inventory will change from time to time so if you don’t see what you want, check back often. If you do see something you like, grab it before it’s gone. In addition to Macs they have iPads, iPhones, Apple Watch, iPods, Apple TV, and accessories.
Apple tests and certifies refurbished products and provides a 1-year warranty. You can also buy the AppleCare extended warranty to add another two years to your coverage.
This is a great option if you don’t need the very latest model but you want something fairly recent. Usually you will save about 15% or more off the price of the newest model. I have bought a few refurbished Macs and iPads and they have been excellent.