AT&T Website now selling iphone 3GS 16/32gb for $149/249!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by McBeats, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. McBeats macrumors 6502a

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    excuse me if theres a previous thread for this...
    but ATT is selling $149 Refurbished iPhone 3GS's online (2 yr contract obviously)

    http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/welcome/index.jsp

    My question is for all those refurbished buyers out there... Is it worth it saving 50 bucks to get the refurbished instead of new? Do you still have coverage warrenty?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Not really since you're still paying the same month rate and over the span of the contract, you'll have spent around $2500 anyways… $50 won't really make much of a difference.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    To clarify, he only answered the question about the savings. The warranty would still apply. Apple provides the same 1 year warranty on refurbished products as they do on new products.

    The savings, however, is not that fantastic but $50 is $50 and I'd welcome a $50 discount off of anything.
     
  4. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Not exactly jessica. If you purchase some refurbished from Apple you get the same warranty you would get if it was new. If you purchase a refurbished iPhone from AT&T you get whatever is left of the warranty from the original purchaser. So, if the original purchaser purchased their iPhone on July 1st, 2009 the one year warranty will expire on June 31st, 2010 even if you purchase it on November 16th, 2009.

    Apple does this because they can't verify the refurbishment quality of iPhones that are refurbished by 3rd parties. I was originally told by AT&T that I could just take my proof of purchase date to Apple and they would extend my one year warranty to one full year from the date I purchased it, but after talking to AppleCare they told me otherwise.

    For further reading check out my post from a while ago about how AT&T refurbishes iPhones here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=677405

    I hope this helps.
     

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