Refurb iPad's shipping from China

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  1. bugout macrumors 6502a

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    I thought this was interesting...

    I've purchased a lot of refurb apple products over the years and they have always shipped from PA or CA. I thought I would take advantage of the extra discounts on the refurb iPad's apple gave this week, only to find out they're shipping from China.

    Seems odd they would ship the units back to China to be refurbed..
     
  2. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    I'll bet you a dollar to a doughnut these are brand spanking new units that Apple has a surplus on. That's the only way to explain it. Sony does this occasionally through their outlet store. Some of the stuff I've purchased from Sony came in a brown box but it was new.
     
  3. applefan022 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah i found that a bit interesting too. I purchased a 32GB wifi model on the 8th and it should be here Monday.
     
  4. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    the 16GB WiFi refurb I ordered earlier this week is coming from China also. I thought it was interesting. All my MBPs have been refurbs and I've never had any problems with them and always ship from CA.

    Do you really think they are new units? If so...is that a sign they're trying to sell these out in anticipation for the new model coming sooner than later? Or is that a stretch?
     
  5. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Probably just more expedient. They're likely factory units that didn't make the cut and needed to be "refurbished."
     
  6. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    I am on the fence with getting one of the refurb models. I want to take advantage of the free engraving that the apple store offers, but that is not available on a refurb.
     
  7. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    The ONLY reason Apple offers free engraving is so you can't return it. You'll have a better resale value on a non-engraved model.
     
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    for those who have ordered the refurbs and orders coming from china, please post back with the product you get

    thanks in advance ;)
     
  9. applefan022 macrumors 6502

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    Should receive mine tmrw hopefully! Will update once i get my hands on it.
     
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    I find it hard to believe they would ship them all the way back to china. There has got to be some kind of warehouse here in the US by now. I think these are units that didn't pass the rigorous inspections maybe a damaged box b4 shipping or something didn't quite meet the precise specs. And had to be refurbished. But have purchased Apple Refurbs b4 never had a problem.
     
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    I have two 16gb wifi refurbs on order and yes, surprised they are shipping from China. Price is nice at 429.
     
  14. applefan022 macrumors 6502

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    Received mine this morning. Its absolutely flawless! You wont be disappointed!:apple::apple:
     

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    looks good until you read real close and it says IRad instead of ipad.
     
  16. applefan022 macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Been using it for a couple of hours. No luck finding any flaws in this refurb device!
     
  17. Hans Brix macrumors 6502

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    My wife and kids haven't experienced any issues with the iPad refurb I purchased.
     
  18. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    My refurb arrived today. Sad to say that mine has a speaker problem. I hear loud static when any audio is played. Appt w/ Genius Bar has been scheduled for tomorrow already.
     
  19. meast003 macrumors newbie

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    Does it also come with cords, power adapter, and manuals?
     
  20. applefan022 macrumors 6502

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    Yes it does brand new manual, charger, and USB cord.
     
  21. applefan022 macrumors 6502

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    Hope everybody has good luck with these refurb devices!
     
  22. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    I did not. Bad speaker. :( Hoping Apple will give me a new one today.
     
  23. applefan022 macrumors 6502

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    so what happened today at the apple store?
     
  24. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    They just exchanged it for another refurb. Everything working wonderfully now. I'm loving this so much. Though, I'm surprised about some of the apps that aren't available for the iPad or are really just made for the iPhone.
     
  25. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Products are never refurbished in the U.S. from what I can tell.

    They always get done in China.
     

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