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fifa-lad-2k10
Dec 31, 2010, 11:05 AM
Hello this is my first post

I have just recently got a iPad it came in the original iPad box and was sealed but someone told me it was a refurb I do not no if they was just joking or not. But it has just been playing on my mind and I wondered if there is anyway of knowing for sure?

Thanks in advance



michaelsviews
Dec 31, 2010, 11:08 AM
Hello this is my first post

I have just recently got a iPad it came in the original iPad box and was sealed but someone told me it was a refurb I do not no if they was just joking or not. But it has just been playing on my mind and I wondered if there is anyway of knowing for sure?

Thanks in advance

Where did you buy this? Call apple or your local apple store and give them the serial number that will determine if its a refurbed

map1978
Dec 31, 2010, 11:13 AM
If it came sealed in the original box with an actual iPad shown on the box, it's a original

If it came in just a white box with the apple logo, it's a refurb

ZZ Bottom
Dec 31, 2010, 11:45 AM
i can run the serial number for you if you would like (through Apple's internal technician system). I have found that for iPhones, it will say refurbished if it is refurbished.

Just pm if you want.

dave006
Dec 31, 2010, 12:00 PM
Hello this is my first post

I have just recently got a iPad it came in the original iPad box and was sealed but someone told me it was a refurb I do not no if they was just joking or not. But it has just been playing on my mind and I wondered if there is anyway of knowing for sure?

Thanks in advanceFirst, does it really matter to you?

The quickest way to check is to match the S/N and the IMEI from back of the retail box to the physical iPad. Also check that the ICCI ID for the Micro-SIM matches the one displayed on the back of the retail box.

Just double check the box sticker to make sure that there is not an extra sticker for the S/N. This would indicate that the original S/N was replaced under warranty by Apple.

Dave

fifa-lad-2k10
Dec 31, 2010, 12:29 PM
Yes it came in the original box with the iPad showing
I bought it from krcs.
And Im not sure what imei or the icci I'd means?
And I only got the wifi only model so does that still come with the micro sim?
Thanks

fifa-lad-2k10
Dec 31, 2010, 03:56 PM
Can anybody tell me if it's new?
Thanks

Higgs1
Dec 31, 2010, 04:03 PM
Yes it came in the original box with the iPad showing
Thanks

should be good to go brand new if that is the case

the refurb ones come in all white boxes with only the apple logo on them



so unless it was resealed by that seller you're all set

Ungibbed
Dec 31, 2010, 04:09 PM
If your iPad is an apple refurb, your serial number will start with RM

I have a older MacBook that has the same but not entirely sure if they do this for iOS devices. You can always call Apple and have the serial number checked to see if it's a refurb


They won't charge you for this as I buy and refurbish many old macs to start a documentation history and see if a machine has gone back to them for repairs. My last check was for a PowerBook G4 which the rep gladly told me it's repair history (found out it had a logic board replaced).

monaarts
Dec 31, 2010, 04:20 PM
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You can look at the model number actually. If it starts with an F it is a refurb but if it starts with an M it isn't. Example: "MB292LL/A" is new but "FB292LL/A" is a refurb.

MrWillie
Dec 31, 2010, 04:31 PM
First, does it really matter to you?

Dave

Yes, I bought a brand new HP all in one networked printer/scanner/fax. Within a week, it went belly up. They sent a refurb for a replacement. I found out Sam's club and such sell the refurbs for $150 less. So if I would of needed to sell it, I lost a $150 right off the bat because of this. But it's a moot point, cause that one died in less than a week. That was my first and last HP purchase. Oh, the tech support is in India, and blows chunks.

Crap, now I'll probably get banned for admitting to buying an HP product.:(

maturola
Dec 31, 2010, 04:36 PM
If it came sealed in the original box with an actual iPad shown on the box, it's a original

If it came in just a white box with the apple logo, it's a refurb

+1, Refurbish iPad don't come on original package.

fifa-lad-2k10
Dec 31, 2010, 05:00 PM
Thanks for all of the replies
The model number starts with mb on my iPad but it is slightly different on the box does that matter?

fifa-lad-2k10
Dec 31, 2010, 06:19 PM
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simply stunning
Dec 31, 2010, 06:48 PM
i can run the serial number for you if you would like (through Apple's internal technician system). I have found that for iPhones, it will say refurbished if it is refurbished.

Just pm if you want.

This guy offered to help you out. Not sure if you saw his post though...

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dave006
Dec 31, 2010, 06:51 PM
Thanks for all of the replies
The model number starts with mb on my iPad but it is slightly different on the box does that matter?The model number is not the KEY, the Serial Number should be exact matches on the iPad and the sticker on the bottom corner of the back of the retail box.

If your iPad was a true new purchase, it should be easy to check on the Apple warranty site

https://selfsolve.apple.com/agreementWarrantyDynamic.do?newid=y

Dave

ZZ Bottom
Dec 31, 2010, 07:46 PM
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Sent you a pm. GSX does not indicate that it is refurbished.

dave006
Dec 31, 2010, 09:36 PM
Sent you a pm. GSX does not indicate that it is refurbished.Both my original iPad and it's waranty replacement had a S/N that started with GB0.

Dave

darngooddesign
Jan 1, 2011, 12:22 PM
First, does it really matter to you?

Refurb iPads cost at least $50 less than new ones. Does $50 not matter to you?

fifa-lad-2k10
Jan 2, 2011, 07:03 PM
I bought my iPad from krcs and it had a sticker on the plastic it says my model number is mb292 but on the actual box it says the model number is mb292b/a and on my actual iPad it says mb292b does anyone know why they are different? and is everyones like that?
Thanks

ZZ Bottom
Jan 2, 2011, 07:41 PM
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I bought my iPad from krcs and it had a sticker on the plastic it says my model number is mb292 but on the actual box it says the model number is mb292b/a and on my actual iPad it says mb292b does anyone know why they are different? and is everyones like that?
Thanks

The slash "/" at the end designates what box version. Apple will typically change the /a to /b when they update the box but the product itself hasn't changed. A new product would then just mean a whole new product number.

bwrairen
Jan 2, 2011, 08:02 PM
Yes, I bought a brand new HP all in one networked printer/scanner/fax. Within a week, it went belly up. They sent a refurb for a replacement.


Just to let you know....if your iPad dies, Apple will be giving you a refurb as well.

fifa-lad-2k10
Jan 2, 2011, 09:12 PM
Does anybody know if this is true that the model number starts with a m if it's new ?

dave006
Jan 2, 2011, 09:24 PM
I bought my iPad from krcs and it had a sticker on the plastic it says my model number is mb292 but on the actual box it says the model number is mb292b/a and on my actual iPad it says mb292b does anyone know why they are different? and is everyones like that?
ThanksThe MB292B/A indicates that it is a UK market iPad WiFi 16 GB, a similar US based model would be MB292LL/A on the Apple site or the box.

Exhibit A: http://store.apple.com/uk/configure/MB292B/A

Yes, for example mine shows as a MC349LL/A on the box and on the About screen it shows as only MC349LL.

Dave

dave006
Jan 2, 2011, 09:31 PM
Does anybody know if this is true that the model number starts with a m if it's new ?The model number has nothing to do with it being new or a warranty replacment unit. With the iPads even the serial numbers don't always indicate as was the case with the iPhone. It is just not consistent as I indicated in my earlier post, my serial number on my original and the warranty replacement both started with GB0.....

Again, does the Serial Number on the box match the Serial number on the iPad? If they match, it is a very, very good indication that it was / is new when you opened the shrinkwrap.

Did you check the warranty status on the Apple site to see if the warranty expires about 1 year after your purchase date using the link I posted above?

Dave

MrWillie
Jan 2, 2011, 09:38 PM
Just to let you know....if your iPad dies, Apple will be giving you a refurb as well.

Yep, but I have had it for what, six plus months? Printers failed within the first week.

aristobrat
Jan 2, 2011, 09:40 PM
I have just recently got a iPad it came in the original iPad box and was sealed but someone told me it was a refurb I do not no if they was just joking or not.
Apple doesn't sell refurbs in the original boxes.

To repeat what others have already said, if your iPad came in the normal white retail box, and the serial number on that box matches the serial number of your iPad, it shouldn't be a refurb.

iTouch.lover22
Jan 3, 2011, 02:06 AM
Just check the warranty status online and see when it started... If you're suspicious that it's not a brand new iPad, it wouldn't be on Apple's end, but with the store selling a customer return or something.