New vs refurbished Nano

Discussion in 'iPod' started by lightning33, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2012
    I know refurb Macbooks are generally considered basically as good as new and there will be no issues with them. Same hold true for the iPods, specifically the Nano? I figure I use it for working out so it may get sweaty, wet, dirty, etc and a refurb, if just as good as new, might do, especially at $50 less.
  2. macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    The same holds true for iPods as well. Except for the refurb box my iPod touch was in you would never have known it was a refurb looking at it.
  3. macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2010
    As above.
    I've bought two nano refurbs in the past and apart from the simple box, you wouldn't know it was any different to a brand new one.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Been there, done that, TWICE.....most recently with an iPod touch for my daughter's birthday in June.....she didnt even realize that it was a refurb.....I had it shipped to the local apple store so she would think I bought it NEW from there. Had Mom act as a decoy while I went to have a salesperson get it from the stockroom.....
  5. macrumors 68030


    Jul 19, 2013
    Western United States
    I'm under the impression ALL Apple refurbs are of the same quality. That being said, I never buy refurb.
  6. macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2012
    You still have the same warranty on a refurb. If anything happens, you can still go in for a replacement, like buying new.
  7. macrumors 68000


    Aug 6, 2008
    I have purchased and received refurbs for warranty work before and they have been fantastic. No problems what so ever.
  8. macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2012
    Oradea (BH), Romania
    Yeah, thats why the first iPhone 5 units came scuffed out of the box (Including mine).
  9. macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2012
    No reservations

    Over the years, I've bought a refurb touch, two shuffles, an iPod Classic, and *multiple* nanos. All look new, and come with the same (new) accessories. I have no reservations giving refurbs as gifts. In fact, I only buy refurbished iPods because you can't BTO, so there's no special advantage to buying new, and I don't mind waiting awhile to get a model.

    None of the refurbed iPods that I've kept have failed, and I've never gotten a bad report on any that were given. As someone else has mentioned, Apple provides the same warranty and you can add AppleCare for refurbs.

    On the other hand, I returned both BTO iMacs for replacements.
  10. macrumors 6502

    May 25, 2010
    And i've had 4 iphone 5's with dust very obviously showing up in pictures because it's stuck in the camera lens :rolleyes:

    Apple has really got this quality control thing down.

    and no this isn't "lulz he must have OCD cause he replaced it that much" this is Apple store geniuses saying to my face that if their phone took pictures like my last couple did that they would be pissed off.

    TO OP: Generally refurbished Apple products are really high quality, I doubt if you get one instead of a brand new one you will end up disappointed, especially because they carry the exact same warranty as a new product.

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