Is refurbished ok?
Here's my question: I am a college student, and I am planning on getting my mom an iPad 2 for Christmas this year. I have been planning all along to get a new 16GB one for $499, but I remembered yesterday about refurbished. My two major questions:
1.) If I purchase a refurbished one, will there be any noticeable differences in performance? I know that Apple's website says that all refurbished items are basically completely rebuilt, but I want to hear from people who have experience with refurbished products.
2.) Will there be any physical differences between a refurbished and a new iPad 2? Again, I want to hear from people with experience with refurbished devices.
- 11-26-2011, 08:20 AM #2
I was actually planning on getting it at Best Buy because my school's bookstore sells Best Buy gift cards (among others), and I had some extra scholarship money, so I was going to go that route. What do you mean by SquareTrade warranty?
- 11-26-2011, 11:33 AM #4
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- 11-27-2011, 03:41 PM #6
I've gotten refurbished items from the apple store and I could not tell that they weren't brand spanking new! That is how I'd buy mine if I did not have one in the household already. I've had a macbook that was gifted to me by my uncle that was refurbished and it's been four years later and it is still working great!
- 11-27-2011, 04:35 PM #7
SquareTrade Warranties | Extended Warranties for 70% Less Than Retail | Electronics Insurance Alternative - my favorite form of warranty for all my gadgets and appliances. They usually beat store warranties.
- 11-27-2011, 05:03 PM #8
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- 11-28-2011, 12:59 PM #11
I bought my refurbished MacBook Pro from Apple four years ago and it still runs strong. The only issue I had was the graphics card went out. I found a recall for the graphics card/logic board and made an appointment with the genius bar. They fixed it free of charge plus it was out of warranty and apple care. I'm sold with their refurbished products. Plus it looked like brand new.
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- 11-28-2011, 06:14 PM #12
- 11-28-2011, 09:26 PM #13
Not sure if you were strictly looking at Apple store refurbished iPad 2s but there is a deal blast on eBay right now by a big seller.
$399 for a Manufacturer refurbished Apple iPad 32GB WiFi 9.7" Black iOS Tablet PC + Otterbox Defender Case Bundle @ Apple iPad 32GB WiFi 9.7" Black iOS Tablet PC + Otterbox Defender Case Bundle (0668888076304) | eBay