Macbook Pro buying guide


Looking for a budget 13inch Macbook Pro (refurbished/used) - first time Mac buyer. Looking at retail sites other than apple, but the release date is not very clear on the seller websites - i know some even had the keyboard issues etc. as well.

Primary use case is Programming and Browsing. No gaming or graphic intensive activities. From a compromise perspective, can the In-house gurus advise on a buying guide/sellers to go to?

Preferable Budget is between $500 to $800. After that i guess buying Apple refurbs are the best options.