Yes, refurbished MacBooks are cheaper than new MacBooks. A refurbished MacBook will typically save you between 15% and 80% from the original retail price. The discount you get will depend on stock and on the year the product was first released; an older release will be cheaper. The price of a refurbished MacBook will also vary depending on the cosmetic condition of your device.

Here are some examples so you know what to expect:

Good research can help you get your hands on the cheapest refurbished Apple products. Don't hesitate to compare sellers and to set up product alerts to get the best price.