They’re Not Worth the Savings
This misconception is obviously based on the rest of the myths on this list. If there were some type of inherent risk or problem with Apple Certified refurbished devices, then it may offset the cost savings. But the reality is that there isn’t any downside to certified refurbished — and you’ll also end up saving money.
In fact, the only real issue with certified refurbished products is that stock fluctuates pretty quickly. You may have a hard time actually finding the exact device, model, configuration and color that you might. But there are plenty of third-party websites like Refurb-Tracker.com that track Apple’s refurbished storefront and can alert you when the device you want pops up.