Not the least bit interested in a Best Buy or other third party "refurbished" product. Many times the product is simply put back in its box.I've seen refurbished in a number of places, Best Buy, eBay, for pretty solid discounts. I should have pulled the trigger on what Best Buy had recently but talked myself out of it.
The thing I'm seeing, however, is that it pretty routinely goes for $100 to $150 off the new price (Staples usually) and the refurbished prices, outside of eBay where you can get unlocked versions, in theory not stolen, are in the low to mid $700's.
Anyways, yeah, I'd like to see them on Apple's site too just to compare them with the market.
Not the least bit interested in a Best Buy or other third party "refurbished" product. Many times the product is simply put back in its box.
In the past I knew someone that did that work for best buy and it's literally like you said. They don't actually check for problems beyond the obvious. The guy I knew said he wouldn't trust them so I'm not going to take the chance of that headache. At least with apple if you buy Applecare it will run from the purchase date and not the original purchase date. Plus, I've never had a problem with apple refurbished products unlike others.What do you think Apple does? Everyone just wipes it down and makes sure it's factory reset and not stolen. What more would you need to do?
What do you think Apple does? Everyone just wipes it down and makes sure it's factory reset and not stolen. What more would you need to do?
Each Apple Certified Refurbished Product:
is fully tested (including full burn-in testing).
is refurbished with replacement parts for any defective modules identified in testing.
is put through a thorough cleaning process and inspection.
is repackaged (including appropriate manuals, cables, new boxes, and so on).
includes either the Mac OS originally shipped with the unit or, in some cases, a more recent version.*
is given a new refurbished part number and serial number.
is placed into a Final QA inspection prior to being added to sellable refurbished stock.
Refurbishment procedures follow the same basic technical guidelines as Apple’s Finished Goods testing procedures.
Like some folks were saying above, there have been a good number of occasions where stores have been discounting the iPad Pro. It may not be as much of a discount as an open box item, but you never know.
Right now Best Buy has refurb (128gb 12.9) at $829 vs $849 new at Staples.
<sarcasm>Yep, gonna get me two, maybe three of those.</sarcasm>
I also saw it there for $699, when it was $799 new at Best Buy. But before I bought I wanted to see the Zagg Slim Book keyboard. Took me too long and the $699 was gone by the time I was ready to pull the trigger.
But it'll come back around if I don't get impatient and just pull the trigger at $849.