iPad 2 Refurbs are up!

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  1. palpatine macrumors 68040

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  2. Tritons macrumors 6502

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    What is bad about Refurb as they are so cheap?
     
  3. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    they aren't new. it's the same as buying a certified used car or any other product that has been sent back (for whatever reason), checked by an authority (in this case Apple), and made available for sale again. they can't (or shouldn't) sell it new, because technically it is not.

    in my opinion, refurbs are fine, especially with apple, because they supply the standard one year warranty. it is a great deal.
     
  4. tcphoto macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, that just confirmed the great deal that I got on mine. A sealed box 16GB wifi for $300 from a coworker who won it in a contest.
     
  5. optmi thread starter macrumors member

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    Great deal! I'm jealous. I'm waiting for the 16gb + 3G version which is out of stock....ugh.
     
  6. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Not a bad for a 32GB WIFI/3G. May have to look in to this after my wedding next weekend.
     
  7. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    do they also replace the outer shell with a new one on refurb units?
     
  8. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    The car analogy isn't quite accurate because the refurbs essentially function and appear as "new," but can't be sold as "new." They replace the battery and shell and confirm that it's otherwise functioning to spec.
     
  9. RossMc macrumors 65816

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    Yes if there is any damage to them, Battery as well apparently.
     
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    Only $50 off the iPad 2's. Still a better deal to order online for more but not pay the tax, especially on the higher end models.
     
  12. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    how much do you think th refurb iPad 2 wifi only 16 Gigs will be priced at?
     
  13. jmpnop macrumors 6502a

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    Not really, $50 less than new ones isn't much.
     
  14. GameAmour.com macrumors member

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    Exactly, what's the point of buying refurbished for 10% off? Same 10% off you can get by buying new from amazon.com, and you save on taxes extra 6-9%...
     
  15. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

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    They are all from the people who return their iPads due to light leak.
     
  16. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    lol. spreading misinformation here. still, it is true that these were somehow not acceptable to someone at some point, so i guess there is that. but, it is under warranty and you can return it if you want for a refund or exchange. there really isn't any risk that i am aware of.

    as for the car analogy, i don't see how it is any different. a car driven for a few months and then sold back to a dealer/repossessed/end of lease may look brand new but cannot be sold as new. the dealer checks it over and certifies it before selling it, so you receive all of the benefits of a warranty and so forth at a fraction of the original car cost. it's the same concept. what's wrong with my analogy?

    as for the price, i don't find them a whole lot better than new, but it depends on your circumstances and options available. i've got an ipad 1, so don't have a whole lot of itch to upgrade at the moment.
     
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  18. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Much like the iPad 2 was knocking at the door when the original iPad refurbs went on sale last September.
     
  19. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    $50 disc is too little. I'm fine waiting until the iPad 3 comes out to grab one of these cheap from one of the carriers.

    Cheers,
     
  20. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Not if you live in NY where Amazon charges tax!
     
  21. GameAmour.com macrumors member

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    Damn, that's a bummer! :( I guess, they have an office there or warehouse...
     
  22. brettatk macrumors regular

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    Not sure I'd call 7 months away "knocking on the door". If I was buying now I'd have no problem with getting an iPad 2 as the iPad 3 is still too far off. Once 2012 gets here then I'd probably hold off until it's released.
     
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    not true. Yesterday i got a brand new 64gb wifi+ 3g still in plastic for $650.
     

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