WillEH

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"New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where packaging is applicable). If the item comes direct from a manufacturer, it may be delivered in non-retail packaging, such as a plain or unprinted box or plastic bag. See the seller's listing for full details."

Getting the iPad 2 for my 21st, family member is kindly getting it. They have said they found it for a good price on eBay. But what does non retail packaging imply? I understand a plain box, but 12 months warranty is still with it? and I'm guessing the iPad comes direct from Apple (the manufacturer?)

Sorry for dumb question.
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It is a general statement the way it's worded.
 
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WillEH

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It is a general statement the way it's worded.

Yeah, thanks :)

But if it does come in non retail packaging, etc. It's still been through Apple, etc, warranty, etc?

Thanks for the quick reply. :)
 
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Gav2k

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What he is saying is that some devices may be oem parts/ White box goods.

Apple does not sell the iPad like this to any Market. Every iPad that is for sale comes in retail packaging. The brown box devices are for apple stores to swap out defective units.

As for your warranty the iPad2 isn't even 6 months Into it's product cycle. It'll have a warranty.

Have you contacted the seller?? What's the eBay number??
 
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Fuith

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Be verrrry careful, Apple make retailers jump through hoops for the "privilege" of stocking iPads. We had a guy into our shop looking for a power supply for an "iPad" that he bought from ebay. It was a nasty, plastic piece of c**p. At best it's probably second hand, in which case the unit will be registered to the original owner and there may be a couple of months off the warranty.
 
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