Everyone likes to save money—it’s one of the biggest reasons why we spend so much time researching the best deals here at Reviewed. But sometimes that amazing product you’ve had your eye on—like a new Macbook or a massive flat-screen television—just never goes on sale. Or worse, when it does the savings are so minor, your dream device is still completely out of your price range. What then?

For many shoppers, buying items refurbished seems like the perfect solution. Products that are labeled “refurbished” are fully functional but they can’t technically be sold as “new” anymore, for reasons that vary by manufacturer. Because of this, they’re typically cheaper and you could save hundreds of dollars depending on your purchase.

Sounds good, right? Except if