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First Refurbished iPad 2 Models Appear in Apple's Online Store

Apple has just begun offering refurbished iPad 2 units in its online store, opening the way for modest price savings on available models. Discounts currently come in at only $50 off of pricing for brand-new units, and no low-end units are currently available.


Models currently available in the U.S. online store include:

- 64 GB Wi-Fi: both colors ($649)
- 32 GB Wi-Fi + 3G: all four carrier/color combinations ($679)
- 64 GB Wi-Fi + 3G: all four carrier/color combinations ($779)

All refurbished iPads carry the same return and warranty policies as brand-new units, and also include new batteries and outer shells. All other components are cleaned and tested during the refurbishing process, with defective parts obviously being replaced. Current stocks are listed as shipping in 1-3 business days.

Apple has been offering refurbished original iPad models at its lowest prices ever, with the 16 GB Wi-Fi model coming in at $299. Availability of the low-end models has been scarce, however, as stock has been quickly depleted by customers taking advantage of the deep discounts.

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34 months ago
Id rather get $50.00 of a refurbished one, than $300.00 off a wooden one.
Rating: 17 Positives
34 months ago

I'd rather spend $50 more and get a brand new shiny one...

Guarantee you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a "brand new" iPad and a refurbished one. I pretty much exclusively buy Apple products refurbished (with the exception of iPhones cause they don't offer those). I've got a refubished MacBook Pro, Apple TV, and Airport Extreme. They all appear brand new when I get them and I haven't had any issues with them yet. And I've saved a lot of money.
Rating: 14 Positives
34 months ago
I'd rather spend $50 more and get a brand new shiny one...

Id rather get $50.00 of a refurbished one, than $300.00 off a wooden one.


lol'd:D
Rating: 7 Positives
34 months ago
Blah.... 50 dollars doesn't mean much here.
Rating: 7 Positives
34 months ago
They will still sell-out quickly. Great buy.
Rating: 3 Positives
34 months ago
Grabbed a 32 w/att this morning! Happy birthday to me! Was not going to get the 3g and save but at the discount i decided to treat myself!
Rating: 2 Positives
34 months ago
Still better to buy new online. On a high end unit sales tax is still around $50+ so why not just get new online with free shipping and no tax?

$100 discount is needed IMO for this to be a good deal.
Rating: 2 Positives
34 months ago

Still better to buy new online. On a high end unit sales tax is still around $50+ so why not just get new online with free shipping and no tax?

$100 discount is needed IMO for this to be a good deal.


Technically, in most states you are still required to pay sales tax on online purchases, even if the retailer doesn't collect it. Just because most people fail to do so doesn't make it legal.
Rating: 2 Positives
34 months ago

I'd rather spend $50 more and get a brand new shiny one...


But Apple's refurbished products are "brand-new, shiny". And with identical coverage/warranty as a "new", you really can't go wrong.

I have bought two laptops and one desktop now through the refurb program. Absolutely indistinguishable from new. Not a blemish or mark on any of the three. You might as well get the nearly
8% discount (in this case) by purchasing refurb and offset the similar tax rate of many states.
Rating: 2 Positives
34 months ago
Only $50 less for a refurbished unit :rolleyes:
Rating: 2 Positives

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