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  • Apple Certified Refurbished iPads Now Available


    Now that Apple is able to keep up with demand for the iPad, they are offering Certified Refurbished models at the Apple Online Store. This is the first time iPads have been made available at a discounted price. Apple’s supply of iPads has increased dramatically of late, as new orders now ship within 24 hours. Also, Best Buy is set to expand iPad sales to all of their stores by September 26. As I recently reported, Target stores are also rumored to be carrying the iPad in the near future.

    Apple is currently offering the Wi-Fi models at a $50 discount. The 16GB now sells for $449, the 32GB model for $549, and the 64 GB model for $649. All Apple certified refurbished products are covered by a 1-year warranty and include a new battery and outer shell. The fact that Apple provides a new battery is a nice touch, since changing the battery is nearly impossible for most users. iPad 3G models are yet to be made available, but Apple is sure to have more refurbished models available in the near future.



    Does this signal a new iPad on the horizon? Only Apple knows for sure. If the rumors are true-that Apple is working on a new iPad model that includes Facetime support, we may yet see further iPad discounts in the not too distant future.

    Source: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Certified Refurbished iPads Now Available started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      I did an unboxing of my ipad I recieved today on Youtube! Keep in mind, I had never seen one except commercials and Youtube. Amazing build quality and device super sexy!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      OR you could SAVE $50 as it has a one year warranty and most people will sell their old one and upgrade to the newer model after it's out anyways. I've purchased a new iPhone every year selling my old one for a darn good price.. I'll do the same with the iPad so why spend the extra money?
      Same here. I will be picking up the new iPad on release day
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      50$ is 50$!

      Get an iPad and go out for a good dinner!
    1. jepp376's Avatar
      jepp376 -
      I'd rather wait for the new iPad, $50 is just not enough to rush in.
    1. rocky5's Avatar
      rocky5 -
      Yeah that's a slap in the face, you don't pay nearly full price for a second hand item, anyone heard of depreciation you can't buy a new car and 6 month later sell it for $500 off the stock price peeps would say feck off.

      Also how do we know the battery has been changed? since apple devices are a pain in the *** to open take everything out, I don't see them taking the time to do so would mean man hours and people, apple aren't about spending, more about profit.

      Also refurbished stuff usually is stuff that has broke and been fixed or taken back that day, so you could be buying an item with a defect hence the 1 year warranty.
    1. Kasi13's Avatar
      Kasi13 -
      Boxes.....a subject close to my heart. Of course I keep the box. And they do make a lot of diff in the preception the new buyer will have of you when you start to sell.

      I've been a MAC person since 1984...Sold my first mac, with box about 10 years later for more than I originally paid for it.

      I sell my mac laptops every two years, and usually get almost as much as the brand new one I am buying. They hold their resale value very well, especially if you have the box and original receipt.

      I sold my iphone 3GS 16 gig with box for way more than it cost me for my new iphone4. In fact the sale paid for(2 ) i4's. I like that kind of math.

      I am still using my 32g 3GS waiting for the jailbreak and unlock on my new Iphone4. But I don't mind waiting.....well I do, but will do so patiently...

      But the point of this whole message...is keep your box, don't throw it away, you will get more money for it with the box when you finally sell it
    1. brbortscheller's Avatar
      brbortscheller -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2Jaze View Post
      not really,if you can pay 449 for refurb, might as well burn 50 and go brand new.
      Well they can be discounted for more you know.
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      Seriously Apple needs to stop being Cheap and sell refurbished iPads at $399.

      They need to drop the refurbished iPhone 4 price to $99 and $199
    1. fellow_mac_owner's Avatar
      fellow_mac_owner -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocky5 View Post
      Yeah that's a slap in the face, you don't pay nearly full price for a second hand item, anyone heard of depreciation you can't buy a new car and 6 month later sell it for $500 off the stock price peeps would say feck off.

      Also how do we know the battery has been changed? since apple devices are a pain in the *** to open take everything out, I don't see them taking the time to do so would mean man hours and people, apple aren't about spending, more about profit.

      Also refurbished stuff usually is stuff that has broke and been fixed or taken back that day, so you could be buying an item with a defect hence the 1 year warranty.
      I think I trust Apple to do it, I mean come on, the techs can do it a little faster than you can with your rusty flathead screwdriver any day of the week.
    1. Rombo's Avatar
      Rombo -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2Jaze View Post
      not really,if you can pay 449 for refurb, might as well burn 50 and go brand new.
      I agree, $50.00 is not a big savings for a refurbished unit. I would expect at least $125.00 off for something that is being resold.