Refurb iPhones?

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  1. upsguy27 macrumors 65816

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    When will Apple get refurbished iPhones back in stock? I haven't ever seen them in stock, and I've checked almost every day. When does Apple restock them, and when should I buy it? Also, what is the pricing for refurb iPhones?
     
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    1st Gen iPhone---->Never, buy one on eBay

    3G iPhone---->Never, you can only buy it in the stores because you have to activate it.

    The prices for the refurb iPhone were $350 compared to $400 (I think)
     
  3. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If they will never return then how come there is an iPhone section in the Refurbs? And how come this page exists? That's what I ordered in September.
     
  4. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Does anybody know if Refurb iPhones are still available?
     
  5. Peace macrumors P6

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    When I went in my local AT&T store the other day to get on the waiting list they told me they had the 2G iPhone for sale too.

    Folks might want to check them if you want to get ripped off.;)
     
  6. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes, but is it still available for purchase on the Apple Store online? That's all I want to know. Has ANYBODY got a refurb iPhone from the Apple store in the last few weeks? Do they come back in stock?
     
  7. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

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    Why don't you call Apple and ask them yourself?

    They do a Shop-by-phone number.
     
  8. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, I called them, and they said that they currently have no estimate of when or if they will be getting them back in stock. :(
     
  10. camantaylor macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, my dad got me a refurb iphone, but that was way back in September. They might get them back, it's anyone's guess at this point. :apple:
     
  11. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

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    Why exactly do you want a refurb one anyway?
    Are you specifically looking for the first model?
     
  12. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I want a refurb because it's from Apple and I think it would be a better quality than just buying on eBay, and I want the first model since I can't get the 3G because I'm not on AT&T. I was planning on selling the iPod Touch I get for free today for $300, then buying the iPhone since the iPhone has a camera, speakers, the headphones with the music control, and it just looks nicer compared to the iPod. But I guess I will have to just buy one on eBay.
     
  13. upsguy27 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, I just bought this off eBay. It's a great deal, usually 8GBs sell for $400 and 4GBs sell for $300.
     
  14. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    The last time ATT had the refurbs in the store, they were $250 for an 8gb. They went within hours and it was a month or two before the announcement of the release date for the 3G.
     

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