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  • Apple Lowers Price of Refurbished iPads


    If you don’t suffer from a deadly case of “oneupsmanship” Apple’s latest retooling of their refurbished iPad and iPad 2 pricing might suit your fancy.

    A refurbished 16GB WiFiiPad can now be had for as little as $279. The 16GB Wi-Fi iPad 2 costs $319. The 3G equivalents still hold a $130 premium over their WiFi counterparts however.

    2nd Generation Apple iPads:

    16GB $319; 3G $449
    32GB $399 ; 3G $529
    64GB $499 ; 3G $629

    1st Generation Apple iPads:

    16GB Wifi $279; + 3G $379
    32GB WiFi $349; + 3G $449
    64GB Wifi $449; + 3G $549
    The lower prices are likely in response to the lower price of the retooled 16GB iPad 2, which has a considerably longer battery life because of the smaller A5 processor inside. Other refurbished sellers or “slightly used sellers” like Glyde.com still have the 2011 16GB iPad 2 priced at $345 plus $11.53 shipping. Also, Apple store refurbs have the advantage of a full year Apple warranty, the same bestowed upon a “new” iPad, as well as a brand new back plate and brand new battery.

    Not a bad time to buy if you’re in the market for an iPad given the number of choices and the number of deals.

    Source: Apple [via TechBargains]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Lowers Price of Refurbished iPads started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. Aehmlo's Avatar
      Aehmlo -
      Why is the original more than the iPad 2? Even with more storage, I'd think it'd be cheaper.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      First gens are cheaper.
    1. Aehmlo's Avatar
      Aehmlo -
      Not in the picture. Although looking at the prices listed, I guess.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Oh, yea. Didn't look at the pic. But it is the space size difference.
    1. Aehmlo's Avatar
      Aehmlo -
      Pretty significant for just a size increase without 3G capabilities.
    1. Henjenagin's Avatar
      Henjenagin -
      1st Gen - 32GB
      2nd Gen - 16GB
    1. TheExtra404's Avatar
      TheExtra404 -
      Nice prices.
    1. m1k3y_b0y's Avatar
      m1k3y_b0y -
      **BEWARE**

      DO NOT BUY THE REFURBISHED IPAD 2!

      Maybe it was a coincidence, but I bought one and it had a faulty display. When the Apple store gave me a replacement, its display had the exact same problem, but worse plus a faulty home button.

      Apparently, the currently available refurbished iPad 2s are the same ones that turned up with bad LG displays shortly after launch. It seems Apple hasn't been replacing them during their "refurbishment" process! The displays have a troublesome flashlight-like light bleed coming from their edges. The problem is most noticeable on dark screens.

      After several weeks of arguing back and forth with Mr. Cook's office via e-mail and telephone, I was told that the displays were operating "within specifications" and that the best they'd do for me was to replace it "only one more time" or provide me a refund. (Nice, huh?)

      Please heed my words, this was easily the most horrid experience I've ever had dealing with a company. Apple wasted a good deal of my time, money, and energy without any compensation. Do not buy one, they'll treat you like a second class citizen if you have a problem with it!
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Whats all the fuss about the pics? One is for a 32GB iPad and one is for a 16GB iPad 2..of course you pay more for storage. They dropped the price to compete with the Kindle Fire..the iPads only real competition. Seems to be working. My employer is starting an iPad buy-in program. You get a brand new iPad 3(for retail cost) and the company takes out a set amount for 8 pay periods. As low as $67 and as high as $97. Not bad at all..now everyone at work can afford one..win win!
    1. ethansamuel17's Avatar
      ethansamuel17 -
      Impressive one, but first generations are cheaper than second one. I prefer to buy refurbished one because it apple do 2 quality test on refurbished product so it is more preferable according to me.
    1. FlyingJoey's Avatar
      FlyingJoey -
      Call me an Apple FANBOY!

      So as I was getting my daily dosage of ModMyI and I came across this post... and it happens that I ordered a refurbished iPad 2 last week for my cousin who just graduated college.

      So I called Apple the lady on the phone was extremely helpful, gracious and last but not least SPOKE PERFECTLY CLEAR MIDWESTERN ENGLISH. She immediately gave me a credit and asked me what was the reason why I purchased the iPad so I told her about my cousin, and she asked me about my cousin's taste (which I found strange) so I answered that she was kind of girly.... so they asked me if it would be okay for Apple to send my cousin a free pink cover for her new iPad.

      I know a cover is not a big deal, but Apple's customer service attention to detail and willingness to help and "satisfy" their customers is really impressive.
    1. m1k3y_b0y's Avatar
      m1k3y_b0y -
      Quote Originally Posted by FlyingJoey View Post
      Call me an Apple FANBOY!

      So as I was getting my daily dosage of ModMyI and I came across this post... and it happens that I ordered a refurbished iPad 2 last week for my cousin who just graduated college.

      So I called Apple the lady on the phone was extremely helpful, gracious and last but not least SPOKE PERFECTLY CLEAR MIDWESTERN ENGLISH. She immediately gave me a credit and asked me what was the reason why I purchased the iPad so I told her about my cousin, and she asked me about my cousin's taste (which I found strange) so I answered that she was kind of girly.... so they asked me if it would be okay for Apple to send my cousin a free pink cover for her new iPad.

      I know a cover is not a big deal, but Apple's customer service attention to detail and willingness to help and "satisfy" their customers is really impressive.
      What prompted you to call? Perhaps your customer service agent belongs in their executive office.
    1. Xenthis's Avatar
      Xenthis -
      Quote Originally Posted by FlyingJoey View Post
      Call me an Apple FANBOY!

      So as I was getting my daily dosage of ModMyI and I came across this post... and it happens that I ordered a refurbished iPad 2 last week for my cousin who just graduated college.

      So I called Apple the lady on the phone was extremely helpful, gracious and last but not least SPOKE PERFECTLY CLEAR MIDWESTERN ENGLISH. She immediately gave me a credit and asked me what was the reason why I purchased the iPad so I told her about my cousin, and she asked me about my cousin's taste (which I found strange) so I answered that she was kind of girly.... so they asked me if it would be okay for Apple to send my cousin a free pink cover for her new iPad.

      I know a cover is not a big deal, but Apple's customer service attention to detail and willingness to help and "satisfy" their customers is really impressive.
      In all companies there is a nice employee. I have not had this type of experience with Apple on the phone.
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      Quote Originally Posted by m1k3y_b0y View Post
      **BEWARE**

      DO NOT BUY THE REFURBISHED IPAD 2!

      Maybe it was a coincidence, but I bought one and it had a faulty display. When the Apple store gave me a replacement, its display had the exact same problem, but worse plus a faulty home button.

      Apparently, the currently available refurbished iPad 2s are the same ones that turned up with bad LG displays shortly after launch. It seems Apple hasn't been replacing them during their "refurbishment" process! The displays have a troublesome flashlight-like light bleed coming from their edges. The problem is most noticeable on dark screens.

      After several weeks of arguing back and forth with Mr. Cook's office via e-mail and telephone, I was told that the displays were operating "within specifications" and that the best they'd do for me was to replace it "only one more time" or provide me a refund. (Nice, huh?)

      Please heed my words, this was easily the most horrid experience I've ever had dealing with a company. Apple wasted a good deal of my time, money, and energy without any compensation. Do not buy one, they'll treat you like a second class citizen if you have a problem with it!
      Things happen. Think you just got a bad one, my mom just got a refurbished iPad 2 less than a month ago and it's been just fine.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Same here my dad got one couple weeks ago and it's working fine.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Eh, the performance of the first gen is lacking, so I wouldn't drop money on that. The second gen might be enticing, I suppose.
    1. LTechTalk's Avatar
      LTechTalk -
      Thats worth it !
    1. GooseG's Avatar
      GooseG -
      They don't have 16GB ones anymore. Both iPads
    1. mustard05's Avatar
      mustard05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GooseG View Post
      They don't have 16GB ones anymore. Both iPads
      They don't. I just went to buy one for my dad. Oh well, I guess Ill go buy him a new one!
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      Eh, the performance of the first gen is lacking, so I wouldn't drop money on that. The second gen might be enticing, I suppose.
      We still use our first gen a lot. Mainly for streaming tv shows from the networks apps. So I have been in no rush to upgrade yet.