Why Does the Refurb Store Close on October 3rd?

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  1. JasonGough macrumors regular

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    Is it because that might be the date when they bring out the new updates we've been waiting for so long??

    Or am i just puting 2 + 2 together and getting 'Dual Core'? :)
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

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    Where does it say that the Refurb Store will be closed on October 3rd?
     
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    Maybe they are outsourcing the refurbs after that date.

    Didnt think of that one did you?

    If they contract out the repairs, why not let the contractor sell them in bulk to someone like macmall who could move them just fine.

    Then, apple.com would only be new shiny white merchandise and backordered black versions as they are released and snatched up.

    Leave no Nano left behind! Especially a black one!

    $
     
  6. wdlove macrumors P6

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    It seems that we will have to wait for the official word from Apple. I hope that it isn't closed for good though.
     
  7. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Where *is* the U.S. refurb store, anyway? Didn't there used to be a link on the front page of the Apple store?
     
  8. JasonGough thread starter macrumors regular

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    hmmmm.

    would be nice to think that they might introduce a load of new stuff on that monday!

    don't know what the actual truth is tho.. can't think of any real reason why they would need to 'close' a part of their website..
     
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  10. nomad01 macrumors 68000

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    As far as I know it's not closing on the 3rd. It's just not going to open every day after the 3rd. It'll go back to just opening once a week... on a Wednesday... from 10am. :)

    I'm curious as to why they're suddenly getting rid of SO much though.
     
  11. emw macrumors G4

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    It's still there - on the bottom right by the SAVE sign...
     
  12. lexfuzo macrumors 6502

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    1) The ongoing offer (open every day, a lot of stock) can be seen as a hidden price cut.
    2) Clearing out stock may be a sign of updates coming... :rolleyes:
     
  13. nomad01 macrumors 68000

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    So some of this could be new stock that's just repacked for a low price? Possible I suppose.

    Although I wonder where they've dug up the 3rd gen iPods from. Think they've found a stock room that they thought they'd lost? :eek: ;)
     
  14. lexfuzo macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure there is some iPod cemetery where the undead 3rd-gens wait to be sold as refurbished... *BUUUAAHHH* :eek:
     
  15. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    isn't it usually only open one day a week?.....there was another thread just a few days ago where somebody said it was going to be open daily on a temp basis until the 3rd

    UK Refurb thread
     

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