Flash Sales: Woot Offers Refurbished HomePod for $235 ($115 Off) and 12-Inch MacBook for $1,000 ($600 Off)

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    There are a few notable flash sales going on today, including a discount on a refurbished model of Apple's HomePod smart speaker. The speaker is on sale for $234.99, $115 off from its original retail price of $349.99. That's also $65 below the price of Apple's own refurbished HomePod model, which run for $299.00.

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    Although not brand-new, Woot is a well-known third-party reseller that promises its refurbished products have been thoroughly inspected and come in good working condition. The retailer's "refurbished" status also covers all returns, making it easier to get your money back if necessary. Head to Woot to check out the refurbished HomePod and if you're interested, make your purchase before the sale ends later tonight.

    Woot via Amazon has another flash sale today on refurbished products, offering up to 30 percent off of Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro models from 2017. This sale includes a notable low price for Apple's latest 12-inch MacBook, discounted to $999.99 in refurbished condition, the lowest price for the model available online from major retailers.


    This price is about $300 under the current price for a new version of the same computer available at Amazon, and $600 under the regular retail price of the MacBook sold from Apple. The refurbished device is shipped and sold by Woot on Amazon, so you'll be getting the same refurbished warranty as Woot offers on its website, including a promise that it works and looks like new and a 90-day return warranty.
    [*]12-inch MacBook, 1.3 GHz, 8GB RAM, 512GB HD, Gold - $999.99, $600 off from Apple's price of $1,599.99
    [*]15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, 2.8 GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB HD - $1,549.99, $450 off from $1,999.99
    [*]15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, 2.9 GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB HD - $1,749.99, $450 off from $2,199.99 More sales are available to browse in our full Deals Roundup.

    Article Link: Flash Sales: Woot Offers Refurbished HomePod for $235 ($115 Off) and 12-Inch MacBook for $1,000 ($600 Off)
  2. Mansu944 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2012
  3. Jozone macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2007
  4. Mansu944 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2012
    Per the article $600 off Apples website price:

    This price is about $300 under the current price for a new version of the same computer available at Amazon, and $600 under the regular retail price of the MacBook sold from Apple.
  5. yngrshr macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2015
    You should read the post. Off of Apple’s price new. Which is $1599. So, yes. It’s accurate.
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    You beat me to it.
  6. Koodauw macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2003
    Does anyone else have hesitations about a refurbished Homepod not refurbished by Apple?
  7. markfc macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2006
    Prestatyn, Wales, UK
    They’ve essentially given the outside a wipe. That’s it.
  8. kytiger macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2011
    Yes, I have hesitations. Refurbished by someone other than Apple is just used.
  9. mrow macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2009
    Buy with an American Express card and that will extend the warranty on it. I’m not sure by how much though. They’ll match a “manufacturers warranty” up to an additional 2 years. The question is which warranty are we going by here? The 90 day warranty from Woot which would extend the warranty to 180 days? Or Apple’s warranty for refurbished products which is 1 year? There isn’t any requirement that you purchase from the manufacturer directly to get the warranty so I suspect you could get away with going by Apple’s refurbished warranty. If it breaks outside of the warranty you just submit a claim to Amex and they send you a check for the purchase amount.
  10. VictorWI macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2011
    No, just bought one.
  11. kaidou1412 macrumors newbie


    Dec 21, 2017
    Amex does not cover refurbished product. According to T&C.
  12. mrow macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2009
    Ah, well there goes that option.

    This isn’t that great of a price anyway. Around Christmas and New Years a few retailers were selling HomePods brand new for $249.
  13. Jozone macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2007
    I hang my head in MR shame :p
  14. iAssimilated macrumors member


    Apr 29, 2018
    I'm in the same boat. I would definitely get another Homepod given the right situation.

    That sale was the right situation. I picked up one from Target at that price and have been very happy with the purchase! I am sure more deals on new Homepods will be coming.
  15. StellarVixen macrumors 68000


    Mar 1, 2018
    Prices are how they should have been from the very start.
  16. smartbot macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2009
  17. iSpock macrumors member


    Sep 6, 2012
    Prospect, PA - Near Pittsburgh
    Can you add apple care to the refurb homepod from woot?
    I would assume not as they are not refurbed by Apple.
  18. Thekevan macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2011
    I bought one of those MacBooks from woot, the battery was DOA. And they don’t have a warranty from Apple, just the 90 days from Woot.
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  19. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    I love Apple-refurbished products... with the keyword there being "Apple".

    When you buy a refurbished product from Apple, you get the same warranty. You even have the option to purchase AppleCare - it's basically just like buying a new product in terms of how the company stands behind their offerings.

    Refurbished somewhere else? Not unless they give me at least a year warranty. 90 days isn't gonna cut it.
  20. busyscott macrumors regular


    Sep 29, 2015
    Everyone going off on refurbished and all I can think is, “$115 off the HomePod is STILL $235?!” My lord that thing is expensive, no wonder it’s only got 4% market share.
  21. harriska2 macrumors 65816


    Mar 16, 2011
    I might consider it for say $150. Otherwise no thanks. I have a little bose thing that works fine.
  22. H.E. Pennypacker macrumors 6502

    H.E. Pennypacker

    Oct 23, 2017
    I agree. I was thinking, $235? You’re still over $50 out of the market price Apple. Sell it at $179 and I’ll order one.
  23. mrow macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2009
  24. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    I wouldn't buy Apple refurbished from anyone but Apple.
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    I just put it in my cart. Will have to wait until tomorrow evening when the checkout cart opens.
  25. lederermc macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2014
    Just bought two.

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