Refurbished time capsule....ok?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dazed, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. dazed macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007

    I'm in the market for a 2 TB time capsule (latest version). I've seen that Apple offers refurbished ones from time to time. Are these recommended? I'm a bit hesitant to buy one as I don't know how much wear and tear the HD has been put though.

    Anyone buy one?

  2. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
  3. Richdmoore macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Troutdale, OR
    I ordered one of these on the 20th, it arrived on the 23rd with a broken hard drive. When I called, I found out that apple will only refund refurbished units rather than simply swap the unit.

    (In my case I had split the payment between my normal credit card and a prepaid card, so it would have been a hassle to do a straight refund.)

    I would up using my AppleCare to get the router replaced instead of refunded, but because I only have an authorized service provider in my area vs a real apple store it will still take about a week to exchange. (It would have been around 2 weeks for a ship back, refund back to both cards, rebuy, reship.)

    It's a significant savings vs a new unit, I have no regrets but I do wish I had known about the refund only policy first.
  4. dazed thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    Maybe I'll risk it. It is good savings and I have several apple stores close by if issues come up.

    Thanks All.

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