Hi there, I'm debating on ordering a refurbished 2012 MBA. I'm about to sell my MBP for £900 and would like to acquire another notebook and a new iPad. Apple currently have the base 13" 2012 model for £849 - £150 less than a new one, which would then mostly cover 50% of the iPad cost. However, I rarely buy things reconditioned or second hand because I like the 'new' feeling. How is the casing on refurbs from Apple? Are they immaculate or do they have scratches/wear? It sounds fickle but I'd rather buy new if I get a new looking machine than save money and get one with a few nicks in it - I look after my stuff to the point of obsessive so a scratch would be as good as a broken unit to me.