How Long Until Refurbished New IPad Available?

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  1. AshScache macrumors newbie

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    I've bought most if not all of my I-devices refurbished because of the extreme (by apples standards) discounts you get-- does anyone have a sense of what the lead time is from new product launch to refurbished stock? I'd be buying a 16gb wifi model and I already have an iPad 2 I'm trying to unload.
     
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    ipad2 refurbs appeared in late August 2011 (easily found by searching MR) with a March 11th launch.

    Savings vs. MSRP was around $50.

    So to wait from March to August to save $50 -- is it worth it to you? Not me, and I'm a fan of refurbs.
     
  3. miraclehobo macrumors member

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    Won't be long. Just wait until whiney little people moan about little things wrong with their iPad and send it back :rolleyes:
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Just give it a few weeks for the dummies who find problems with their iPad like a slight color shift, a supposed light leak or that the screen isn't as bright as they wanted so they believe there is an issue.
     
  5. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Apple decides when it's appropriate to sell refurbs of current models, it has little to do with "whiney little people" returning things.
     
  6. AshScache thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea, I probably wont wait, but we'll see how long it takes me to unload the 2. The online "salvage" sites value it at 260, but I feel like eBay should yield something between that and the $399 Apple is selling new.
     
  7. miraclehobo macrumors member

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    But the more "whiney little people" the more refurbs when Apple decides to sell them.
     
  8. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Perhaps, or maybe just more units that are swapped out for warranty returns.
     
  9. hobbbz macrumors 6502a

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    Cook is the King of supply control. Refurbs are a sign that they built too many. Expect to see refurbs get very limited as time goes on.
     

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