Refurb vs New

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Wishsong, May 16, 2009.

  1. Wishsong macrumors regular

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    I'm planning on getting an ipod touch 8gb, and the apple store has the 2g refurb for $180 while the new on amazon is $218. Refurb or New?
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Refurb has the same warranty status as newly manufactured items. I haven't heard of anyone getting a refurb lemon so your chances are good that you'll have a perfectly functional iPod touch when you go the refurbished route.
     
  3. Wishsong thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm more worried about the lasting of the touch, I know it'll come looking brand new, but the inside of the touch will be used (except the battery). I don't want to have to buy another like 5 months after I buy it.
     
  4. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    All they reuse over to the refurbs from the old iPods is the screen. If you're that worried, get AppleCare, which will give you 3 years of peace of mind that you'll have a working iPod touch.
     
  5. Wishsong thread starter macrumors regular

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    If you aren't in a rush to pick one up, wait until September when the 3rd generation comes out. Perhaps you'd be able to pick up a 16 gig at the current 8 gig price point new. (Assuming of course they do away with the 8 gig and go with 16/32/64 gig models.)

    If you don't want to wait then I would buy new just so you have that extra peace of mind. I've always heard that Apple refurb is great but I prefer things to brand new.
     
  7. DAM-Photography macrumors member

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    I would have to say the refurb products are def like new. My company sells 1100 refurb ipods weekly and our return rate on them is under 2%. Granted the refurbs aren't done by apple themselves. You might get a couple scuffs on the back, but the units are phenomenal.
     
  8. Wishsong thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll probably get one mid june or early july... Any idea if there will be an announcement for the 3rd gen?
     

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