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Old Jan 10, 2007, 12:42 PM   #1
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Ok, so it's refurb'd...

I was thinking about buying my first iPod since I'm seeing from MW07 that there won't be a new line of iPods to choose from....no biggie. I figured I might take a look at the refurb'd section of apple store and I see the pricing isn't too bad. My question is, ok it's refurbished, what kind of condition should I expect to get it in? Scratched all to hell? Why would someone return an iPod? Has anyone had a bad experience from buying a refurbished iPod from Apple store?
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Old Jan 10, 2007, 12:51 PM   #2
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I just got a refurb'd nano from the Apple Store and it came as new, 'cept in a brown box. Looked immaculate. Go for the refurbished. They are worth it.
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Old Jan 10, 2007, 06:29 PM   #3
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Definitely go for it. It comes with the same one year warranty and you'd have every right to complain if it wasn't up to standards.
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Old Jan 12, 2007, 12:29 AM   #4
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I just ordered a 2GB refurb and I can't wait 'til it gets here! I did it for the reasons everyone has listed, seems like a great deal to me!
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Old Jan 13, 2007, 04:04 AM   #5
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Yeah they are a great deal. Go for it
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Old Jan 13, 2007, 04:32 PM   #6
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we have a refurb nano, shuffle, powerbook, and airport express...and they are all perfect. i generally buy nothing but refurbs.
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Old Jan 14, 2007, 01:36 AM   #7
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I recently purchased a refurbished 20GB iPod 4G for a great price trought apple.com. I received the unit DOA. It displayed the sad ipod face icon. I called apple, got a replacement within days and the replacement worked like new. Refurbished ipods look and function just like new. No scratches. Oh, and apple customer care is top notch!
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Old Jan 16, 2007, 08:47 AM   #8
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ReFurb 4g 60g

I just bought a refurbished 4g 60gig iPod and it's great. It is just like new but supports firewire, which I wanted because I have an iMac G3. They don't always have everything available so you may need to check back until what you want shows up.
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Old Jan 17, 2007, 01:43 AM   #9
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Yeah, I got a refurbished Macbook and glad I did too, it looked and worked brand new, and still does almost a year later, I have had no problems with it, and I saved over 200 becuase I got it refurbished!
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Old Jan 17, 2007, 02:02 AM   #10
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Picked up a refurbished 4th Gen. a month or so ago and it's pretty much just like getting a brand new 4th Gen., except in a brown box. 20GB for $99! I thought that was a great deal.
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Old Jan 17, 2007, 02:25 AM   #11
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I'm just waiting for the next macbook refurb so i can order it.
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Old Jan 17, 2007, 02:44 AM   #12
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My first Mac (eMac 1.25) was a refurb. It ran great and was just like new. My friend also got a refurb iBook that was like new. Refurbs are great deals, IMO. A lot of the times, when you get a refurb, you get better than advertised specs. In my case with my eMac, it was advertised to have 256MB RAM/80GB HD and mine had 512MB RAM and a 160GB HD. Can't beat that!
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Old Jan 18, 2007, 11:32 PM   #13
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Got my refurb iPod and it works like a charm...looks new to me.
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Old Jan 18, 2007, 11:45 PM   #14
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nice i was looking in the refurbs the other day and there was like nothing there, do they ever get anything else in?
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Old Jan 19, 2007, 12:20 AM   #15
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Old Jan 26, 2007, 12:30 AM   #16
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I know loads of people with refurbed iPods and noone has any trouble with them as of yet ....
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