iPod Refurb iPod: WOW

lamina

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Mar 9, 2006
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I ordered a refurb iPod (30gb Black), and it arrived 5 days (3 business days) later, in absolutely pristene condition. It was in refurb packaging, but came with everything a new one would (cables, dock adapter, software, etc).

It looked like it had never been touched. Best of all, it came to about CAD$235. What a friggin deal.
 

MattyMac

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Oct 6, 2005
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Yeah the refurbs are great this time of year!

They are mostly just left over stock from the older iPods at amazing prices!!
 

skubish

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Feb 2, 2005
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abeyk said:
What do they do to them before selling them :confused:
Fix/replace what hardware needs fixing and then they replace the outside case. I think a lot of the refurbs are just returns that people couldn't figure how to use with their computer.

I just bought a 2GB nano refurb, $99 and it looks brand new.
 

grizzlybrice

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Mar 10, 2005
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With the refurbs did they give you the newest headphone design or the old ones?

I am looking at a black 30gb refurb to curb my iPod-lessness (3g one just died) until the "true" video ones come out.
 

Jay42

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Jul 14, 2005
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The thing is that the refurb prices on iPods really aren't that great anymore with the recent aggressive price cuts from Apple. I would rather have the new model with more battery life.
 

dornoforpyros

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Oct 19, 2004
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Calgary, AB
yeah I was eyeing up the refurb 60gb iPods earlier this week, the price is right and I had wanted a 60gb in the first place, just no one in the small town I was living in had them in stock.
 

lamina

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grizzlybrice said:
With the refurbs did they give you the newest headphone design or the old ones?

I am looking at a black 30gb refurb to curb my iPod-lessness (3g one just died) until the "true" video ones come out.
They gave the old style headphones, which didn't surprise me.
 

wwooden

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Jul 26, 2004
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Burlington, VT
I ordered a 60fig refurb and couldn't be happier. It was a great deal, cheaper to buy the 60 then to buy a new 30, and none of the "new" features really meant anything to me. I think the screen on this one is just great, I haven't felt like it isn't bright enough.