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iPhone Refurb?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by MyToyTaco, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Apr 16, 2009 at 1:56 PM
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    MyToyTaco

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    Anybody buy one? Bad idea? Or are these phones rebuilt to be good as new...any opinions?
     
  2. Apr 16, 2009 at 2:01 PM
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    i bought a refurb phone off of ebay once because i broke mine (im rele hard on phones) and no joke the refurb was a palm treo and it lasted longer than any phone i have ever had. not sure about the iphone but just my 2 cents
     
  3. Apr 16, 2009 at 2:03 PM
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    how much is the price difference??
     
  4. Apr 16, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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  5. Apr 16, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    are they just used and rebuilt or something? ive never heard of a refurb
     
  6. Apr 16, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    they are used, or returned cause something was wrong with them. the chick at the store told me they are completely rebuilt, inside and out tho

    I would think that they would be as good as new, if not better - because the phones been on the tech's desk and any weakness / problems have been worked out..?
     
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    with verizon and tmobile,any phone you get from them,either warranty or insurance is reburished. if they warranty the phone i say go for it.
     
  8. Apr 16, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    refurb warranty is 90 days, new is 1 year
     
  9. Apr 16, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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    Apple's refurb program is excellent... They completely rebuild whatever it is (they do refurbs for almost all their products) , and they are always covered under the factory warranty... same as new...

    If you have the chance to get one, do it... they don't last long before they sell out... usually 1-2 days...
     
  10. Apr 16, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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    I have a 16GB iPhone 3G. The guy at the At&t store said a lot of the "refurbs" are actually returns from people who later decided they couldn't afford the monthly contract. My phone came with a 1 year warranty that you can extend to 2 years via Applecare for $70.
     
  11. Apr 16, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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    sounds like a good deal
     
  12. Apr 16, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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    huh... I thought is was 1 year...
     
  13. Apr 16, 2009 at 2:16 PM
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    according to the AT&T rep, refurb warranty is 90 days on the 8gig iphone
     
  14. Apr 16, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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    If its at a store, I'd say go for it. That way if it breaks you can actually walk in and return it.
     
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    Did you buy a refurb Dave?
     
  16. Apr 16, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    Yup...I'm using it right now. It's been about 4 months since I got it.
     
  17. Apr 16, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    I think I may end up playing with a new phone tomorrow..
     
  18. Apr 16, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    so i take it the new battery didnt work :mad:
     
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    No, according to the AT&T store, refurbs carry the same warranty as new ones. I've been considering getting a refurb when my contract expires at the end of the month.

    Nevermind, I just looked it up...

    I swear it used to say 1 year.
     
  20. Apr 16, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    I guess the lady that i was talking to doesn't know her product, better for me I guess
     
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