buying refurbished- any negative concerns

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  1. dwhygienist

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    After visiting an apple store and hubby seeing in action- he wants one too. The apple employee did mention a refurbished as a $ saving possibility since we are both looking for one(each).
    Anybody ever buy refurbished and any feedback or concerns- I would only buy through the apple site .
     
  2. Blue92

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    Not iPads but quite frequently buy refurbished electronics. Just bought a pair of Asus Android tablets for the wife and daughter. Both are running great and they love them.
     
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    How timely you ask this question! I just ordered a refurbed iPad Mini last week and had it shipped to the Apple Store close to my house. I picked it up 2 days ago and am quite pleased with it! Even the Apple Employee at the store said I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the new and the refurbished. Since I bought it--I am truly sold on buying another refurbed something or the other! Absolutely impressed with how it looked out of the box. Saved $100 for a 64 GB white iPad Mini.



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    It came wrapped in plastic and in the traditional Apple White Box. Note the wording on the bottom of the box..



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    The casing, both screen and backing were spotless!! It came with a new battery and casing. You also get a new cord and plug with the device.



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    Firing up.. I had to update it to 6.1.3 before restoring it from my iPad 2 backup--working beautifully!

    Did I tell you also that you get the Apple Stickers also!! Love those! ;)


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  4. dwhygienist

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    thanks for the input. The savings is what really spiked an interest in refurbished. It means he can get a iPad 3 for the cost of a iPad 2 . I am going to wait till the fall to make the purchases because if there is a new model, there will be sales on the 3 and 4- either way, the price won't go up on the refurbished models
     
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    Glad to help!! You will be very very happy with your purchase! I am currently looking to buy another iPad mini and also a iPod touch 4th gen for a Christmas and Birthday gift for my parents. Can't resist the savings and quality of these devices!

    Let us know what you end up getting! :)
     
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    Well, I have not purchased an Apple refurbished product but there have been positive posts on this forum (and other Apple sites, such as MacRumors) about the quality of Apple's approach to this market - a nice discussion HERE; plus, these 'refurbed' devices come w/ a 1-year warranty, so hard to go wrong while saving a few bucks - go for it! Dave :)
     
  7. Gabriel1

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    Just to add to skimonkey's great advice, I have purchased a couple of refurb iPads down the years (as well as some other Apple kit) and it's impossible to tell the difference between the refurbs and new except by looking at the box they come in. It's a great way to get a saving IMHO.

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    Ditto. My daughters refurbished iPod touch is still cranking even though she's pretty rough with it. I wouldn't hesitate to go refurbished with any apple product. I do wish the prices were a little better on some of the refurbished products though. There are instances where the savings are trivial. Just stick with the best deals. Usually, a couple generation old refurb is your best bet and deal.
     
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    ...and I do have to say a "Thanks" to you, Gabe for giving me the scoop on these wonderful refurbs! It is a great way to save and still get a fab idevice out of it!! :)

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  10. Gabriel1

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    Aww, I'm blushing!

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