How to tell if iPod nano 6G is a refurbished unit?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by biggermac, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    biggermac

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    Hi,

    I recently bought an iPod nano 6G and would like to know if there is a way to find out if it is a refurbished one.

    Thanks :).
     
  2. macrumors 603

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    You could probably take it to an Apple store or an Apple certified service provider and have them look up the specific details based on your serial number.

    What exactly are you trying to find out? Warranty status?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    biggermac

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    Well, it was being sold as new - not as refurbished.

    Hence, I'm curious if there is a way to tell.
     
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    ftaok

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    Isn't the packaging different for refurbished Apple products?
     
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    Jim Campbell

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    As far as I know, Apple sell refurbished product explicitly as refurbs. In fact, there often some very tidy savings to be made buying from the Refurb section of the online Apple store (they arrive in a plain box rather than standard Apple packaging, but are otherwise indistinguishable from new).

    If it's sold in-store or online as new, I think you should be confident it's exactly that.

    Cheers

    Jim
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    If you would like to post the serial # I can look up this information for you. I am an apple certified technition and have access to that info.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    refurbed nano or not

    I bought a brand new iPod nano last year, only to discover (when the email from Apple showed up a month later to inform me that my warranty was about to run out), that my nano had already been bought, used, returned, repacked (and the packaging was pristine!) and resold.

    I totally agree that the serial number is the way to find out the true history of your nano. Apple can not only give you the definitive answer as to whether or not it is a refurb, but which vendor it was originally sold to (which is both kind of cool and creepy)

    (it turns out that, although I bought my nano from a well-known, nation-wide chain store, they weren't actually "official" Apple resellers; they bought their stock from a second, or maybe third, tier distributor, just to be able to carry Apple products on their shelves. Lesson learned on my part; since Apple prices rarely vary, I now always purchase directly from the Apple store or one of the true, reputable Apple vendors out there)
     
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    ftaok

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    Which retailer was it? I'd like to know so that I could avoid them in the future.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    I used this link http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html Found out my iPod nano 6g was refurbished and was being sold as new on eBay. Not too disappointed because I got a great deal even for being refurbished. You can se this for any iOS product.
     

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