There refurbished. All the refurbished parts are used too. Look in some of the pulldown options.. More expensive for new power cord.. new battery.. etc Price is about average for a 3 year old refurb, maybe even slightly high.
Well if she don't require anything that uses Windows or bootcamp, get her a PPC G4 Powerbook.. They are dirt cheap and can run OS X up til leopard (the first not snow). Can get a nice G4 Powerbook for under $300.00 https://www.usedmac.com/products/apple-powerbook/powerbook-g4 Latest Safari, Firefox etc all still support OS X 10.5 (Leopard), so should be fine for someone not requiring a intel processor.