Apple Refurb Watches?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jimbo1mcm, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

    Mar 21, 2010
    Just looked at some Apple refurbs. Some are at a 14% discount for old models. If you look closely, you will notice that they do not include a new battery, like the refurbs with the Iphones do. For a minimal discount on an old model or very small discount on newer models, I would steer clear of these.
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I completely disagree that I would ‘Steer clear’ of Apples refurbished Watches. They may not be for a significant discount, but I would rather opt from a refurbished Apple Watch from Apple versus Best Buy open box. Apple inspects their devices, they do test the battery and the display is replaced. It Also comes with a one-year warranty attached. Not to mention, if something does go wrong with the watch, Apples customer service will work with the customer.
  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I just got a refurbished Series 3 sport from Best Buy. I think it was $309 (GPS only). So far so good. The speed difference from S0 is insane, and the battery lasts I THINK FOREVER. I have an app that tells me battery health, and it's at 400/400 mAh. So technically the battery is at 100 percent and about as new as it gets.

    I've bought a couple of iPhones refurbished and now this. I can't remember ever having a problem with any of them.
  4. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    Apple explains that watches and pencils are tested. If either require replacement parts those devices are not part of the refurb program.
  5. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    I'd have no hesitation buying anything refurb direct from Apple ... I bought my 2014 rMBP refurb. You can make some great savings and TBH the only reason not to, would be if you have some kind of stigma with feeling that you own an inferior quality or "pre-owned" item.

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