Amazon refurbished iPad Air 2?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jonpeter, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. jonpeter macrumors member

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    So here's the link...
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TREI0D4/ref=asc_df_B00TREI0D43644110?smid=AKOKGG10Q7XXQ&tag=mysimon-pc03-20&linkCode=df0&creative=395129&creativeASIN=B00TREI0D4

    It says its manufacturer refurbished but I'm surprised Amazon is selling this and not apple.

    Has anyone else bought a refurb. iPad (or any electronic for that matter) from Amazon? Hear any reviews or thoughts?
    I've had excellent experience with past refurb Apple products (from the apple website, however), I just don't want to be screwed if the title is lying to me.

    I'm interested in pulling th plug, but would like to hear some thoughts.
     
  2. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    I checked out the Amazon store for the reseller, looks like they could be a reseller of product bought from techliquidators.com (a bidding site for Best Buy returns) or another wholesaler like that. Lots of nice comments - but I wouldn't buy from them after reading the fine print. That iPad's already passed through 3-4 sets of hands before getting to you...

    For me, however, I'm not comfortable with a 90-day warranty for something I'm paying around $500 for (or more) - I do buy certified refurbs from Apple, and part of the attraction is that I'm getting a 1-year warranty with an option to extend for 1-2 years depending on the product. For a few more bucks I get 4 times the warranty and I can make an exchange at a local Apple Store.
     
  3. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

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    You can often find brand new ones on sale for this price. I'd look for sales.
     
  4. jonpeter thread starter macrumors member

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    I agree with both of you, the price is right but the process to get to that price seems sketchy.

    I'm waiting for another $400 sale.
     
  5. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Bookmark the Feedly feed for 9to5Toys or Lifehacker - there was an eBay sale just this morning for a 128GB version of the NEW iPad Air 2 for $590 - with 1-year warranty. I want an LTE version, so I'm waiting...

    http://9to5toys.com/2015/04/20/daily-deals-samsung-8-1-ch-soundbar-w-sub/
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-A...efaultDomain_0&hash=item2ed959d7ac&rmvSB=true

    $100 off is nothing to sneeze at...
     

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