Bought iPad mini, is it new?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Untamednls, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Untamednls, Apr 26, 2013
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    Untamednls macrumors newbie

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    Bello,

    Today I bought an iPad mini at a premium reseller. When I opened the box 2 things looked a bit weird:

    1. The seal on the iPad itself was a bit loose on the bottom left side.
    2. 1 of the pages in the quick start bundle was a bit folded. It looks like it was not aligned with the other documents when the package with stickers and quick start documents was closed.

    The box seal looked good to me.

    What do you guys think? New or not?
     
  2. Xgm541 macrumors 6502a

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    If the ipad shows no scratches or signs of use then its new
     
  3. Untamednls thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No scratches, but isn't it weird that one of the documents was a bit folded? Never heard or seen that before on a new iPad...
     
  4. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    Stuff happens during manufacturing. Who knows, as long as the think looked properly sealed, I would say its fine. Check it's warranty status. If the warranty end date is shorter than the one year from when you bought it, you know it was previously purchased.
     
  5. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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  6. Sirious macrumors 65816

    Sirious

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    You said "premium RESELLER" so it means, you were sold a returned item.

    You can go here: https://selfsolve.apple.com/ and then enter the serial number. The date will show you how old the iPad mini is and then you can come to your own conclusion as to how new or used it is.
     
  7. wabbit42 macrumors regular

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    Untrue.
     
  8. Sirious macrumors 65816

    Sirious

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    After some research, I understand that you are correct and I am wrong. Thanks :)
     
  9. azure247 macrumors 6502

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    This made me laugh for the day.
     

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