Apple Begins Selling Refurbished 2018 MacBook Air and Mac Mini Starting in Europe

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today began selling refurbished 2018 models of the MacBook Air and Mac mini for the first time, although availability is currently limited to Europe. Listings for refurbished 2018 MacBook Air models have also gone live in the United States, but the purchase button does not work yet.


    In the UK, the base model MacBook Air is priced at £1,019, which is £180 off Apple's regular price of £1,199 brand new. The base model Mac mini is priced at £679, reflecting savings of £120 off £799 brand new.

    The refurbished MacBook Air models will start at $1,019 in the United States when they become available to order. That is a discount worth passing over, as authorized resellers such as Amazon and B&H are currently offering the 2018 MacBook Air brand new in box for $999, a savings of $200:Amazon: 1.6GHz Core i5 / 128GB SSD / 8GB RAM / Space Gray
    Amazon: 1.6GHz Core i5 / 128GB SSD / 8GB RAM / Silver
    B&H: 1.6GHz Core i5 / 128GB SSD / 8GB RAM / Space Gray
    B&H: 1.6GHz Core i5 / 128GB SSD / 8GB RAM / SilverMac mini deals are less common, so refurbished models could be worth considering. Orders placed today are estimated for delivery by early next week in the United Kingdom. We recommend using Refurb Tracker to monitor inventory.

    Apple says certified refurbished MacBook Air and Mac mini models are thoroughly inspected, tested, cleaned, and repackaged, with all manuals and cables included in the box. In our view, a refurbished Mac is virtually indistinguishable from a brand new one, and is also backed by Apple's standard one-year warranty.

    A refurbished Mac's warranty can be extended to three years from the refurbished purchase date with AppleCare+.

    Update: Refurbished 2018 MacBook Air and Mac mini models are also available in other European countries such as Spain, France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, and Italy. Thanks to Jean-Baptiste from iPhoneAddict.

    Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon and B&H. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

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  2. StoneJack macrumors 65816


    Dec 19, 2009
  3. p3ncil macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2009
  4. otternonsense macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2016
  5. anaudiopro macrumors 65816


    Mar 7, 2017
    LOL. That was quick! Must have a lot of these being returned. Hmmm imagine that.
  6. DrJohnnyN macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Yep, returned two 2018 Airs within the first week.
  7. The Clark macrumors regular

    The Clark

    Dec 11, 2013
    Victoria, BC
    How come?
  8. Joniz macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2017
    One of those is likely my Mac Mini. Got one to update from my 2013 11” MBA i7 and quickly found that it was not so much better that it was worth the cost. (Would’ve been at Apple’s old prices, though the inability to add a second drive was a big negative.)

    Also, I had no idea they were so freakin’ big (compared to the MBA). Like leaving a book on my desk. A dictionary. Unabridged.

    Nice computer. Just not so nice as to be worth USD$1000+ these days.
  9. uneeko1ne macrumors member


    Dec 16, 2017
  10. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2014
    I am really tempted to pull the trigger on an Air as my classic MBP is becoming a PITA to lug around.
  11. Joniz macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2017
    I don’t know if this is true with anyone else, but I love how sorting by price low-high/high-low doesn’t come even close to working for me on Apple’s website.

    Quality, Apple. Real freakin’ quality.
  12. consumerDan macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2011
    Looks like Mac mini has a variety of options for the US...
  13. Bodycalming macrumors member


    Jan 15, 2009
    Me too! Is this the long awaited admission by Apple there was a problem with the 2018 MacBook Air, oh perhaps not as i'm still waiting a reply from T. Cook.
  14. Vjosullivan macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2013
    If they’d refurbish my 17” MBP to run Metal, I’d be a happy bunny.
  15. Glockworkorange macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2015
    Chicago, Illinois
    Right? Like 3.5 or 4 months.
  16. TVreporter macrumors 6502


    Mar 11, 2012
    Near Toronto
    Wow a whopping $50 off a i7 16GB Ram 512GB SDD Mini

    Great savings
  17. DrJohnnyN macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    The front camera on the new Airs are complete crap. I Facetime/Skype patients for 3-4 hours daily and they often complained the picture quality was grainy.
  18. Helpfixit macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2015
    Refurbished 2018 Mac Mini's, that must be the coil whine returns. :)
  19. AppleHaterLover macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2018
    At $1,019 this is a good purchase.

    At $1,199 no ****ing way.

    Actually, scratch that - 5W processors with ****** graphics for $1000 won't cut it for me.
  20. nvmls macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2011
    Yes the MB suffers from this crap as well, completely unacceptable for a portable device, the penny pinching on this component is strong.
  21. neomorpheus macrumors regular

    Dec 17, 2014
    I wonder what apple is doing with all the bent IPP 11 that they received back?

    How do you sell that those?
  22. iCole macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2010
    I don't need one of these. I want one of these.
  23. Marcus PM macrumors regular

    Marcus PM

    Aug 9, 2011
    I have bought refurbished items from Apple before and been very happy. Although the items come in a generic looking box, not the pretty new Apple packaging.
  24. eatrains macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2006
    Nah, 3-4 months is pretty normal.

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