It seems to be the best deal. You get a discount of sometimes as much as 20 percent or more and if they are truthful any and all problems for why it was returned are supposedly fixed. My reconditioned imac and ipad1 could not be told from the new one and i just ordered a reconditioned early 2011 macbook pro not here yet. I still get full warranty and aplecare etc. Anyone ever have problems with a reconditioned unit? I was told by apple tech support that most units that are returned are because people just changed their minds.