The Wednesdays-only Apple Refurbished Store is open to sell renovated stock.

These are products originally returned to the company because of faults. Such products are repaired and sold as is (in working order) on a first-come, first-served basis.

Apple claims that the products are in: “100 per cent working condition, and are sold as refurbished products after their packaging has been fully checked.”

Customers can enjoy up to a 45 per cent discount on some goods.

Refurbished products, which ship with full documentation, can include demonstration machines; units needing minor repairs; and customer cancellations. These items have been fully tested by Apple, and carry the same guarantee and support as all new Apple products.

Orders must be placed using a credit card by contacting Apple on 0800 039 1010.