So where are the Refurbs?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KindredMAC, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. KindredMAC macrumors 6502a

    KindredMAC

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    I've been checking a few times each week since around 7 days after the iPhone's debut and there are no signs of any refurbished units for sale at the Apple Store online.

    What I find odd about this is that there have been stories after stories of people taking their iPhones in and swopping them out for brand new units. My question is, where are all these returned handsets?

    It took a couple weeks, but even :apple: TV made its way to the refurb store.

    Any thoughts or insider knowledge?

    I'm sure Apple isn't going to start popping them online for $30 off. It would just end up hurting the sales of brand new units.

    Heck for even that small amount of a discount I would hop on one of those instead of buying a brand new unit in a heartbeat.
     
  2. Daremo macrumors 68000

    Daremo

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    My guess is the refurbs will be used as the rentable iPhone while yours is being serviced. I think it's way to early for them to offer iPhones, even refurbs as such a discounted rate.
     
  3. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

    timswim78

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    The refurbs showed up this morning. They are $399 for the 4Gb and $499 for the 9GB.
     
  4. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    You have to click on the special deals link and then the refurbished iPhone tab is there.
     

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