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Old Jul 19, 2006, 03:19 PM   #1
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Apple Refurbished iPod?

So im running out of space on my iPod, I only have like 800MB left. I want to upgrade but am kinda cheap . Do you think Apple's Refurbs are worth it? What exactally do they mean by refurb? Do they replace the batteries before they sell them? Basically Im asking if the refurbs will last, or if there are a lot of problems with them? Would you buy one?
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 03:34 PM   #2
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So im running out of space on my iPod, I only have like 800MB left. I want to upgrade but am kinda cheap . Do you think Apple's Refurbs are worth it? What exactally do they mean by refurb? Do they replace the batteries before they sell them? Basically Im asking if the refurbs will last, or if there are a lot of problems with them? Would you buy one?
Refurbs are usually the last stock or ipods that people have returned and have been fixed but are normally top quality. I have 3 refurb ipods, none of them came scratched or anything and still work. The refurbs are worth it. On the US store (correct me if i am wrong as in UK), there are like 25-30% off original prices.
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 04:13 PM   #3
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Refurbs are usually the last stock or ipods that people have returned and have been fixed but are normally top quality. I have 3 refurb ipods, none of them came scratched or anything and still work. The refurbs are worth it. On the US store (correct me if i am wrong as in UK), there are like 25-30% off original prices.
You are correct, and in the US store they are now giving away iPod accecories with a refurb iPod purchase!
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 05:16 PM   #4
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So im running out of space on my iPod, I only have like 800MB left. I want to upgrade but am kinda cheap . Do you think Apple's Refurbs are worth it? What exactally do they mean by refurb? Do they replace the batteries before they sell them? Basically Im asking if the refurbs will last, or if there are a lot of problems with them? Would you buy one?
I did. I got a refurbished 20 gig ipod to replace the one someone stole from me It is a newer model than the one it replaced and I love it. It was a great deal too, a click wheel model for $169. The 40 gig is like $199 and comes with a dock.
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 05:22 PM   #5
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Back a couple years ago I bought a new 20 gig iPod for full price at the Apple store, but I hadn't heard of the refurbs - and of course my brother bought a refurbished 3g 30 gig for less, with more space and a dock.
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 09:36 PM   #6
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I did. I got a refurbished 20 gig ipod to replace the one someone stole from me It is a newer model than the one it replaced and I love it. It was a great deal too, a click wheel model for $169. The 40 gig is like $199 and comes with a dock.
Yeah thats the one im looking at, It will double what I have now with my 20G, which should last me a while (I Hope).
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 10:03 PM   #7
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I got one

I got the 40 gig 4G iPod a month or two ago at $200 (51% off). However when I got mine it did not work. To put a long story short they replaced it with no hassle and now it works great. I think that that one is the best value per gig then any other referbished ipod right now.
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 10:26 PM   #8
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You can fix anything with a screwdriver and a bigger hammer.
And Duct Tape....Don't forget the Duct tape LOL
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You are correct, and in the US store they are now giving away iPod accecories with a refurb iPod purchase!
...and I just ordered a refurb shuffle for my gf's mom tonight...came with a free armband!
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Old Jul 20, 2006, 12:34 AM   #10
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Looks like I'll be selling my Current 4TH Generation 20G Ipod, and some other odds and ends I have that I don't use anymore and buying a refurb 40G. Yay!
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Old Jul 21, 2006, 12:55 PM   #11
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I ordered a refurb mini after my 4G got stolen and I have been anxiously awaiting its delivery. Its driving me effing crazy all this waiting! I'll be sure to let you know when I get it (I'm hopeing today or tomorrow)
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Old Jul 21, 2006, 01:26 PM   #12
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Get the refurb unless you are a picky sob like me and want newer stuff. A bunch of my friends have refurb iPods, Powerbooks and the like and they are all good as new. Non have had any blimishes and purr like kittens...

Best thing, for the computers, they get the bugs ironed out, they go back through some testing before they are sent back out.

Good luck on your purchase...
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Old Jul 24, 2006, 02:19 PM   #13
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Okay, so I finally got my refurb iPod mini in the mail today! Yay! However, I am at work and so I havent yet unwrapped it. From first looks, it seems prestine. The belt clip is fairly scratched but I dont really care. I'll post more when I get home and plug it in to my PB
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Old Jul 24, 2006, 05:12 PM   #14
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Refurbished ipod :)

Hi guys im new to this whole "forums" thing, but i had a question that i coulndt find anywere ellse...my question is what is th packaging that a refurbished ipod comes in, i ordered a refurb. ipod video 30gb last friday, and i was just wondering if it comes in a box just like every other ipod,(ive owned alost every model so i no what there box looks like)? if anyone could tell me this i would appreciat it, im sooo excited i just cant wait to get my ipod! thnks -Kyle
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Old Jul 24, 2006, 10:07 PM   #15
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I got refurb 4th gen 20G last month. Came in perfect condition. They come in regular cardboard boxes. They even include stickers!
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You are correct, and in the US store they are now giving away iPod accecories with a refurb iPod purchase!
Why couldn't have done that last month!
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Old Jul 24, 2006, 10:50 PM   #16
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I bought a refurbed Shuffle for $40. Works great!
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Old Jul 25, 2006, 01:31 PM   #17
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I must admit, upon further inspection, I am a little bit dissappointed with the shape that my refurb mini came in. It works great and everything, and I would not have minded a few scratches on the back, but it has quite a huge stain (I think its just a really wide scratch?) right on the front of it. I tried using a moist cloth to get it off to no avail... other than that, its in great shape.

Oh yeah, any advice how to get that stain/scratch off would be much appreaciated
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Old Jul 25, 2006, 02:42 PM   #18
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2 refurb ipods.
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OMG, good call!! I'll try to pick that up tonight if they have it at our local store
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Old Jul 31, 2006, 03:27 PM   #22
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Yeah I just wanted to clear this up for the benefit of everyone else. So I got the Mr Clean thingy and cleaned my mini. Everything came right off! Its as good as new! Turns out it was just quite dirty with some smudges and stains.

So if you're thinking of buying refurb, go ahead! I'm loving mine even more than my previous 4G
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I have to say, those things really are magic. It took my 3G 30GB iPod which was almost gray and made it white again. I didn't think it was something salvageable. It almost looked like someone had stripped the white out from the inside, but the Mr. Clean Magic Erase got it looking like new.
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i also ordered a refurb shuffle w/ free armband and was wondering if any has tried to use the apple armband with a shuffle skin, such as the iskin duo, or do you have to remove the case each time?
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