How Long Until Refurbished New IPad Available?

AshScache

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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.
 

deeddawg

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Jun 14, 2010
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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.
 

miraclehobo

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Oct 12, 2011
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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:
 

GoCubsGo

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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.
 

poloponies

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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:
Apple decides when it's appropriate to sell refurbs of current models, it has little to do with "whiney little people" returning things.
 

AshScache

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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.
 

hobbbz

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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.