iPad 1 refurbs coming from China??

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Whiteacre, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Jumped on the $349 iPad 1 refurb deal from the Apple Store yesterday and just got my shipment notice today. It says that the iPad is coming from Shenzhen, China? :confused:

    When Apple gets a return for computers, ipods, etc., do they ship it back to China? I guess I just assumed they have a warehouse in the US to hold such units. I have never bought any Apple refurbs before so I have no idea. Does anyone know?
     
  2. macrumors G4

    Night Spring

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    Jul 17, 2008
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    They go back to China, get tested to confirm they are working properly, and get fitted with new battery and I think new back.
     
  3. macrumors 68030

    Darth.Titan

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    Austin, TX
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    Many refurbs aren't used. They're actually new units just in cheaper packaging.

    A certain percentage of iPads coming off the line are packaged as refurbs for warranty replacements. In fact, I'd wager that actual repaired iPads make up a minority of the total number of refurbs available.
     

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