Apple Refurbished

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  1. sahni130 macrumors 6502

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    hey guys i just bought a refurb ipod shuffle from the online apple store. i bought it mainly for when i go running. I placed the order and it says prepared for shipment, how long will it take to ship? are refurbs a good choice, do they look new? sorry that i started a new thread on the same topic.
     
  2. yomibro macrumors regular

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    I purchased a refurb wireless keyboard and mighty mouse, the things looked brand new and after 6 months of use haven't had any issues so far.
     
  3. sahni130 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so they come in brown boxes and have all the things that a new ipod would? do they have scratches? new batteries?
     
  4. jroller macrumors regular

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    I am a big fan of Apple's refurb program and regularly recommend that people at least look at what is being offered before buying new. Often, you can get a great computer at a nice savings. I have purchased refurbs in the past; you cannot tell any difference from a "new" product. Think of it this way: the machine you buy refurbed has already had its problem repaired, but the new machine is untested. Usually, of course, nothing is wrong with a new product, and, in addition, just because it is being sold as a refurb does NOT mean that anything was wrong with it in the first place. If a "new" product is opened and then returned for any reason, it has to be re-sold as a refurb; it can't be sold as new ever again.
     
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    Very few times have I heard or seen a refurb being anything but "like new." I think you will be happy.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The refurbs are essential remanufactured into new goods, but since they are remanufactured they are refurbished.
     
  7. sahni130 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so i made a good decision by going refurbished?
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Of course. Odds are it would have had all the issues fixed from the last time someone returned it from new.
     
  9. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    One should keep in mind that an iPod Shuffle doesn't have much to break or wear out meaning it's probably just overstock or a gift somebody didn't want.
     
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  11. sahni130 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it was totally an impulse buy, i wasn't even looking to buy an ipod but i had some money and $39 seemed a good price and i just clicked the button. this will be my first refurb product ever so i did not know what to expect? what kind of packaging will it be in?
     
  12. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    A Brown box with 'Apple refurbished' written on it.
     
  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    However the inside it will have the standard packaging with the iPod in the plastic, the headphones, the dock, etc. You just won't have the useless and environmentally-unfriendly plastic case.
     
  14. sahni130 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok cool. thanks for the replies. it shipped this morning and will be here by Friday so i can't wait.
     
  15. iOrlando macrumors 68000

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    I would buy a low priced item refurb. like ipod shuffle maybe another ipod express to go along with my other ones...etc...not a computer. Just something about knowing it wasnt mine. If i am spending 1000..i want it new...vs. 850 used.
     
  16. longflyball macrumors newbie

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    Refurb on a MacBookPro?

    Yes or no on buying refurb'd? The savings on a 15" is around 300 bucks. On a 17" it's more.

    What's the consensus? Any negatives?
     
  17. jroller macrumors regular

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    Without hesitation... if you are happy with the specs/price, buy.
     

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