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Old Nov 23, 2012, 09:07 PM   #51
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Wish it was $100 off full price.
My gf just had her brand new 5 stolen in Brazil.
I've been tying to figure out a way to justify buying her another one.
$100 cheaper plus a bit of insurance money (plus the cash I would fetch for selling my sister's 4) would have maaaaybe tipped me over.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 10:05 PM   #52
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Ah just missed out.
It does appear that this was a limited time deal.

I was going to order a white 16gb iPhone 5.
The refurbished price is now $149.99.

Boo!
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:18 AM   #53
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It's $349 for a black 64GB for me. Anyone else having this price?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:15 AM   #54
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Yep. Looks like the $99/$199/$299 prices were Black Friday only. Shame. I was going to buy one, but will now wait.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 03:02 AM   #55
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what a sneaky deal....

i was ready to jump on this....
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 08:44 AM   #56
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Sorry AT&T not going back to your service with your $85 lame plan. Cut that in half for low data users and you'll get my $ again.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 09:02 AM   #57
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Betting these are the scratched up ones that people have been trading in lately.
Yes, and no. I understand that Apple swap out the cases of refurbished phones as standard, so it will likely be in pristine condition if it's an Apple condition, even if it was originally scratched before getting sent back.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 09:22 AM   #58
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I purchased this deal yesterday. The att rep on the phone said the phone goes through a thorough check and all outer casing and the screen is replaced so the phone is essentially brand new. I hope that's true! I've had several refurbished blackberrys from Verizon and they were always like new.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:01 AM   #59
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You can save that and even more by not using any phone!

Why not stop eating too?

Big expense!
Because not eating kills you?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:25 PM   #60
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Wow, glad I bought mine when I did.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 02:40 PM   #61
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No matter how desperate I am for a product, I'll never get a refurbished one.
You must have a weird definition of desperate then.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 03:35 PM   #62
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are these Apple certified refurbs or are they Asurion refurbs? there is a HUGE difference...
They aren't likely Apple refurbs since those would go on their own store
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 05:25 PM   #63
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They aren't likely Apple refurbs since those would go on their own store
Where in the Apple online store can you find phone refurbs?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 07:29 PM   #64
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Because not eating kills you?
Takes a while.

With enough water you could hold out until the ATT contract is over and as I wrote save a lot of money.

This in response to the poster complaining about a two year contract with ATT for a non-essential item.

BTW:
The longest person living without food was Irom Chanu Sharmila who didn't eat for 500 weeks.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 08:44 AM   #65
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 10:29 AM   #66
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Here's what pisses me off. I just upgraded two line a week ago and paid $199 plus tax each, for two iP5. I'm always a day late and a dollar short. Or in my case, a week early and more money to blow....
Just call AT&T and ask if there's anything they can do considering you just bought it. Especially since it should still be within the return/exchange timeframe, maybe you could ask them that if they are at all resistant to providing any assistance.

The reason I am so optimistic about AT&T's customer service is because they have always been helpful to me. I call to find ways to save money, and they have always found a way to help me. Yes, I know they're really expensive, but for the most part, it's not too bad. I'm also in an area that has a faulty tower that likes to fail every couple months, so when I referenced past issues regarding inability to connect over 4G throughout the time I have owned my 4S, the rep simply credited me an amount for the entire time I've owned the phone. I was credited $250 for their inability to provide a service that I paid for, they reversed an accident made by a rep that change my data plan to the 3GB plan instead of the 300MB plan I requested, and the rep made sure that I was enrolled in their sponsorship program to receive discounts based on my being a college student. My next bill will only be $30, and the next bills after that will only be $130-ish; and that's for two iPhones.

Sorry for the long post, but calling them might accomplish more than you might expect.

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No matter how desperate I am for a product, I'll never get a refurbished one.
I know people have already responded to this, but I actually get a lot of refurbished and used electronics that have given me no problems whatsoever.

I bought an AppleTV2, iMac 21.5", and an iPhone 3GS refurbished, and they have all been great. I even sold the ATV2(since it can be jailbroken) for more than I paid for it.

I also in August bought an iBook G4(1.33GHz, 1.5GB RAM) and an iMac G5 that were both refurbished by a reseller(not Apple) and they have been great.

You might be surprised how much a refurbished product will save you and how it performs just as well as a new product.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 02:40 PM   #67
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 03:42 PM   #68
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Wish it was $100 off full price.
My gf just had her brand new 5 stolen in Brazil.
I've been tying to figure out a way to justify buying her another one.
$100 cheaper plus a bit of insurance money (plus the cash I would fetch for selling my sister's 4) would have maaaaybe tipped me over.
The real deal was that it was $250 off full price with no contract commitment. $399 for a 16GB. Too bad it's not available anymore.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 04:24 PM   #69
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Bought a refurb 4 for my wife, couple years ago... Like typical Apple refurbs, it came in perfect condition. Kinda bummed we already bought 5's, because I'd have no problem doing this again.
These aren't Apple refurbs, they are AT&T refurbs.

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What's the warranty on this?
When I bought a refurbised iPhone 4 from AT&T, the Apple warranty applied based on the original purchase date of the phone. If you give Apple your serial number, they can tell you when the original owner bought it and how much warranty is left. For these refurbs at this point, the end of the warranty is likely to be next June or July.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 06:31 PM   #70
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For these refurbs at this point, the end of the warranty is likely to be next June or July.
iPhone 5 only went on sale September 21, 2012. Since a one-year warranty is standard, the earliest warranty end date is one year from that date.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 08:07 PM   #71
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The longest person living without food was Irom Chanu Sharmila who didn't eat for 500 weeks.
Next time you decide to use Wikipedia as a source, you should check their sources for more details. Specifically the article posted by 'The Independent', which states, "Sharmila, who is force-fed a mixture of liquified carbohydrates and proteins by a nasal tube three times a day."

Please allow me to explain that being on a hunger strike, and not taking in nutrients are two very different things. On average, a human will live between 30 and 60 days without taking in nutrients.

Having a carbohydrate and protein based paste fed to you through a feeding tube would cost money, and negate your "don't eat to save money" view point.

TL;DR Version - You are wrong, and your point is invalid.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 12:16 AM   #72
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When I bought a refurbised iPhone 4 from AT&T, the Apple warranty applied based on the original purchase date of the phone. If you give Apple your serial number, they can tell you when the original owner bought it and how much warranty is left.
Just thought I would echo this. My wife and I bought refurb iPhone 4's through At&t almost two years ago and this was the case for us. We plugged in the serial numbers at Apple's website and found out when each phone's warranty expired. We could have purchased Applecare to extend the warranty, but chose not to do so. Our refurbs have been great and were cosmetically excellent. The plan is that sometime soon we will buy iPhone 5 refurbs to upgrade.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:04 AM   #73
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It's $349 for a black 64GB for me. Anyone else having this price?
Yep, says $349 for me too.

Ironically I JUST bought the 64GB iPhone 5 last night at Best Buy for the $399. Although, I got $30 off in Best Buy rewards, so my total after tax was a hair under $399. For $299 ($100 difference) I was kicking myself for not seeing this article yesterday, but for $50 difference, I'd rather have new. $100=kick-self, $50=rather have new lol
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:29 AM   #74
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Next time you decide to use Wikipedia as a source, you should check their sources for more details. Specifically the article posted by 'The Independent', which states, "Sharmila, who is force-fed a mixture of liquified carbohydrates and proteins by a nasal tube three times a day."

Please allow me to explain that being on a hunger strike, and not taking in nutrients are two very different things. On average, a human will live between 30 and 60 days without taking in nutrients.

Having a carbohydrate and protein based paste fed to you through a feeding tube would cost money, and negate your "don't eat to save money" view point.

TL;DR Version - You are wrong, and your point is invalid.
It is not my viewpoint "don't eat to save money", it was an over the top remark taken to the extreme about saving money.

Having an iphone is not an essential part of being able to live (although some make it seem so), but that poster makes it sound as if it is by complaining about the contract fee.

So, if his/her point is to save money, why not use every possible way?

The fact that you eventually die if you don't eat is obvious.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:43 AM   #75
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No matter how desperate I am for a product, I'll never get a refurbished one.
That's just silly. Do you know what refurbished iPads and iPhones are these days? They were sold with either a minor defect or no defect at all but returned by people who either ordered one and found one in store, decided there was some issue with theirs that was probably a non-issue, or there was a true issue. Apple fixes everything and they go through a better level of QC than your new device.


If I were looking to switch I'd get this in a heartbeat.
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