My kids each got refurb 2018 iPads. My youngest was using a 1st gen which is a double hand-me-down, and my eldest was using a 3rd gen. Both had weak batteries and the 1st gen’s 30-pin port was getting really flaky. Now I can make use of Screen Time and the other parental controls and cap their daily usage.
I also treated myself, but not with Apple hardware. First was a Synology DS918+ with 3 6TB drives for 12TB usable storage.
Next was a Thinkpad T470s (sorry! I pay for my shoes with Microsoft tech and am getting more into teaching & presenting, so having a Windows machine not owned by my employer comes in handy and a VM just wasn’t cutting it anymore). I was planning on getting an X1 Carbon but in talking to a friend about his, he said “hey I’ve got this T470s that works fine, pretty well loaded, I just outgrew it.” Cheaper than the deal I could have gotten on the X1 Carbon and more than adequate for my needs, so there we go.
My 2012 MacBook Pro is named Bender, so I had to name the silver Thinkpad Flexo.