I have been thinking about getting one of those long before simply because I know Apple cares about its product new or old. The problem is that you may not be able to buy one from Thailand.
In the case of Apple products, Lifehacker alum Rick Broida writes on CNET that it makes sense to choose refurbished every time.
The reason is Apple has a really great refurbishment process and policy: Refurbs come with a new outer shell, new battery, and the same one-year warranty that new hardware comes with. In other words, “same-as-new appearance and performance,” Broida writes. “There is literally no downside.”
And the savings are significant. A 13-inch refurbished Macbook Air, for example is $899, or $300 less than full price. A refurbished 15-inch Macbook Pro will save you $540.