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As of this writing, Apple has begun making refurbished second-generation iPads available for purchase in its online store. Although the slightly reduced cost of the refurbished models may attract some
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    Default Refurbished iPad 2s Now Available Through Apple's Online Store


    As of this writing, Apple has begun making refurbished second-generation iPads available for purchase in its online store. Although the slightly reduced cost of the refurbished models may attract some buyers, the cost hasn't been lowered by a substantial enough amount to likely generate a surge in tablet buying.

    All told, the refurbished models are only $50 less than the price of a new iPad 2. For now, the models presently available in Apple's online store (US Only) include:
    • 64 GB Wi-Fi (White and Black) for $649
    • 32 GB Wi-Fi + 3G for $679
    • 64 GB Wi-Fi + 3G for $779
    If you're unfamiliar with Apple's refurbishment program, the company tests and certifies all Apple refurbished products and tosses in a 1-year warranty. All refurbished iPad models also include a brand new battery and outer shell.

    Refurbished first-generation iPads remain available in the online Apple store, with the lowest end model - iPad with Wi-Fi 32GB - going for $399.

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    Who spends $779 on a tablet? Especially one with a fixed feature set that gets outdated 1 year later.

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    but its soooo stupid. why bother buying a refurbished iPad when the save is only 50bucks?? that is ZERO offer.
    i mean, whom are they trying to fool?? you can just buy it from the airport and save three times more on duty free, or sty like that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navagosostis View Post
    but its soooo stupid. why bother buying a refurbished iPad when the save is only 50bucks?? that is ZERO offer.
    i mean, whom are they trying to fool?? you can just buy it from the airport and save three times more on duty free, or sty like that....
    My thoughts exactly. $50 is not a savings.

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    Typical Apple... Instead of getting a NEW 32GB 3G + WIFI for $729, I could get a refurb 64GB for $50 more... or in that case I could get a NEW for only another $50.
    This is the exact thought process Apple is hoping consumers take, and putting a $50 less price tag on the window may draw in a few new customers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axecaster View Post
    Who spends $779 on a tablet? Especially one with a fixed feature set that gets outdated 1 year later.
    The same people that would spend $10,000 if Steve Jobs took a steamy dump, froze it, and etched his signature on it with an Apple logo.

    And if you buy 50 or more tablets for your company Apple will throw in a 2% discount. :P
    Last edited by RICO_; 08-31-2011 at 01:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
    The same people that would spend $10,000 if Steve Jobs took a steamy dump, froze it, and etched his signature on it with an Apple logo.
    The iDump.

    I'm in. Where can I buy that? LOL!

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    A colleague at work had an iP4 that went wrong - it was replaced with a refurb which has also gone wrong - he now has no faith in Apple products and I have little faith in their refurbs.

    A small sample admittedly but...

    But on the cheap iPad note, PCWorld were selling the iPad 1 64Gb with 3G for 399 - not sure if they still are but it is an interesting alternative at that price. A$50 discount for a refurb would not interest me. But that's just me.

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    If I a, not mistaken, their refurbs are covered under the same 1 year warranty. You open a refurb and it looks, feels, and even smells brand new. $50 isn't much, but I am sure some people view it as the price of a case or some other neat accessory.

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    Haters everywhere. If you don't like the concept of a refurb then it's simple... don't buy one.

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    Yah exactly, 50 bucks is a savings... It's 50 dollars off the price, how is that not savings. Me personally I wouldn't risk the discount for a refurb product.

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    I don't know who's dumber. Us iPad 2 owners who know it's obsolete after 2 years or XP fanboys hanging on for 10 years? I'm serious, I don't know who's dumber?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axecaster View Post
    Who spends $779 on a tablet? Especially one with a fixed feature set that gets outdated 1 year later.
    Thank you Sir well said!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
    If I a, not mistaken, their refurbs are covered under the same 1 year warranty. You open a refurb and it looks, feels, and even smells brand new. $50 isn't much, but I am sure some people view it as the price of a case or some other neat accessory.
    The "looks, feels, and even smells brand new" is because Apple replaces them with a new battery and outer shell.


    Apple Certified Refurbished

    Fast, free shipping on all refurbished products.

    We test and certify all Apple refurbished products and include a 1-year warranty.
    All refurbished iPad models also include a brand new battery and outer shell.
    Limited supplies, but updated frequently. Availability is guaranteed upon receipt of full payment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacedog View Post
    The "looks, feels, and even smells brand new" is because Apple replaces them with a new battery and outer shell.


    Apple Certified Refurbished

    Fast, free shipping on all refurbished products.

    We test and certify all Apple refurbished products and include a 1-year warranty.
    All refurbished iPad models also include a brand new battery and outer shell.
    Limited supplies, but updated frequently. Availability is guaranteed upon receipt of full payment.
    You sound like an Apple Sales Representative

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    Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
    A colleague at work had ipad2 coveran iP4 that went wrong - it was replaced with a refurb which has also gone wrong - he now has no faith in Apple ipad2case products and I have little faith in their refurbs.

    A small sample admittedly but...

    But on the cheap iPad note, PCWorld were ipad 2 accessory selling the iPad 1 64Gb with 3G for 399 - not sure if they still are but it is an interesting alternative at that price. A$50 discount for a refurb would not interest me. But that's just me.

    The same people that would spend $10,000 if Steve Jobs took a steamy dump, froze it, and etched his signature on it with an Apple logo.

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