iPhone SE Where can I Buy a Refurbished iPhone SE?

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  1. iSearch macrumors member

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    I'm looking to buy a refurbished iPhone SE in the coming months to upgrade from my old iPhone 5. However, Apple doesn't seem to have any on their online store and I can't trust third party sellers on Amazon and eBay. Is there any place that sells an officially refurbished iPhone SE or will Apple start selling them if rumors are true about a new SE in September?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Something else I would consider is to look at a gently used iPhone SE off Swappa.com. They are fairly reliable tech site and many have had good experiences on there.
     
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    Unless Apple lost some on their online store there is nowhere to get officially refurbished iPhones. I think your best bet is something like the poster above suggested and getting a gently used one from a site you trust.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Is there a reason you want a refurb instead of new?

    My son's SE was bought brand new. Less than $400.
     
  5. AronDraws macrumors 6502

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    I bought a new SE (not carrier specific) for release day and it was sooooo worth it. Two years in, and I love it as much as I did on day 1. A very reliable device. I don't think the discount between new and refurb is all that much and it's probably worth it. Just make sure you get one of those nice glass screen protectors and a case.
     
  6. iSearch thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm on a really tight budget and I would like to get something that feels new with what iOS currently offers, but not outdated or used.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    I get that. But there have been lots of deals by various carriers with brand new SEs. I'm generally very pro-Apple refurb, but if the opportunity presents itself to buy new at a good price within your budget, take it.

    Might be worth your while to look around at what the carriers are offering for new SEs.

    A while back Boost (a Sprint MVNO) had the iPhone SE for $100. Brand new. I know several people who took advantage of that offer, paid $25-30 or so for a third party unlock and went on their merry way. At least until Boost got wise and shut off the promo.

    I feel you should be able to find a good deal new if you poke around enough.
     
  8. iSearch thread starter macrumors member

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    I didn't think about that. I guess I'll keep an eye out for a sale instead since it's not too urgent.
     

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