What are the pros and Cons of buying refurbished?

Looking to buy a Mac book pro and I don't know if I should buy new or buy refurbished.

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    I just purchsed a refurbished Mac Book Pro + Apple care and it's essentially like buying new, but I saved over $400

    The Apple representative said they replace the outer shell and the battery (so there are no blemish or battery life concerns). He also said that a large percentage of the "refurb" products are actually new (not used), just undelivered.

    No cons that I can see.

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  • The gentleman below is incorrect about the cosmetic condition of Apple Refurbished products. When they arrive, they are indistinguishable from brand new product.

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  • I think refurbished is the way to go. You save a lot of money and if there are problems Apple will take care of it.

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