Buying a used iOS device online can potentially be a way of saving hundreds of dollars — to be safe, though, it's wise to try Apple's relatively unknown Activation Lock Status tool to make sure you're getting something legal and functional.
For the second time in as many years, Apple appears to have teamed with eBay on a low-profile Factory Outlet store to market Apple Certified Refurbished products — such as iPhones and iPads — alongside full one-year Apple warranties at aggressive price points.
Among Cyber Monday's most popular Apple deals are $200 off the company's current 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina, $200 off Apple's MacBook Pro with DVD/CD, up to $60 off iPads, a free $40 Amazon gift card with the purchase of a Nest learning thermostat, free $50 gift card from Best Buy, and more.
A handful of MacBook Pro configurations that received steep price cuts several weeks ago are nearly sold out and won't be replenished after having been discontinued by Apple. Meanwhile, the Mac maker is blowing out hundreds of refurbished 13" MacBook Airs for $899, in addition to several other models and iPads, all of which have now been added to our price guides.
In addition to slashing prices across its MacBook Pro with Retina display family of premium notebooks earlier this month, Apple continues to take a more unconventional approach by using eBay power sellers to push volume of its most-popular notebook overall — the standard 13" MacBook Pro for just $999.
eBay, in conjunction with seller Johny641, is selling Apple's 13.3-Inch MacBook Pro MD101LL/A (2.5GHz/4GB/500GB) for $999 — $200 off retail and the lowest price available — while supplies last. 67 units had sold as of press time. The item is the current 2.5GHz 13-inch MacBook Pro and comes brand new/sealed with Apple's standard 1-year warranty.
iPad owners appear to be getting rid of their older models in preparation for the release of the third generation, as the number of iPads being traded in to eBay during February was up tenfold from that of the same month last year.