I've replied to several topics asking this same question and and my answer's always the same. Refurbs sold by Apple are pretty much always a good deal and a safe bet. You get the same warranty you'd get if buying new (1 year) and can also buy applecare for them if that's something you're inclined to do. I've bought several this way and they've always been cosmetically indistinguishable from new *and* performed excellent for the time I owned them (several years in some cases).
8/9/11 at 9:44am