Don't tell the missis but I'm contemplating buying a used 15" Macbook Pro in the new year.
I'll probably be looking at pre-retina models to keep the price sensible.
Ebay is disillusioning: tons of over-priced, battered and abused models which look literally battle-weary. Loving the sellers who point out that the whacking great chunk out the corner of their Macbook's solid aluminium housing or the massive dent in its lid doesn't affect its performace and so they still want £YOU WHAT?? for it.
Are there such things as specialist re-sellers which deal in 'low mileage one careful owner' models with maybe a little warranty on the side as a sweetner? I know about the official Apple Refurbished store, but their stock tends to be a little too recent for my budget.