How to tell if iPod nano 6G is a refurbished unit?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by biggermac, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. biggermac macrumors newbie


    Apr 3, 2012

    I recently bought an iPod nano 6G and would like to know if there is a way to find out if it is a refurbished one.

    Thanks :).
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    You could probably take it to an Apple store or an Apple certified service provider and have them look up the specific details based on your serial number.

    What exactly are you trying to find out? Warranty status?
  3. biggermac thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 3, 2012
    Well, it was being sold as new - not as refurbished.

    Hence, I'm curious if there is a way to tell.
  4. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    Isn't the packaging different for refurbished Apple products?
  5. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

    Jim Campbell

    Dec 6, 2006
    A World of my Own; UK
    As far as I know, Apple sell refurbished product explicitly as refurbs. In fact, there often some very tidy savings to be made buying from the Refurb section of the online Apple store (they arrive in a plain box rather than standard Apple packaging, but are otherwise indistinguishable from new).

    If it's sold in-store or online as new, I think you should be confident it's exactly that.


  6. bryantp93 macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2012
    If you would like to post the serial # I can look up this information for you. I am an apple certified technition and have access to that info.
  7. macPDX macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2011
    refurbed nano or not

    I bought a brand new iPod nano last year, only to discover (when the email from Apple showed up a month later to inform me that my warranty was about to run out), that my nano had already been bought, used, returned, repacked (and the packaging was pristine!) and resold.

    I totally agree that the serial number is the way to find out the true history of your nano. Apple can not only give you the definitive answer as to whether or not it is a refurb, but which vendor it was originally sold to (which is both kind of cool and creepy)

    (it turns out that, although I bought my nano from a well-known, nation-wide chain store, they weren't actually "official" Apple resellers; they bought their stock from a second, or maybe third, tier distributor, just to be able to carry Apple products on their shelves. Lesson learned on my part; since Apple prices rarely vary, I now always purchase directly from the Apple store or one of the true, reputable Apple vendors out there)
  8. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    Which retailer was it? I'd like to know so that I could avoid them in the future.
  9. reebs macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2004
    I used this link Found out my iPod nano 6g was refurbished and was being sold as new on eBay. Not too disappointed because I got a great deal even for being refurbished. You can se this for any iOS product.
  10. Jeandrea macrumors newbie

    Sep 11, 2016
    Would you please check this device? DCYGW0G9DDW7
    Thank you,

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