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What to Expect from a Refurbished Apple Product

Published on 26 July 13
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Although they might be aware that buying a refurbished Apple product, such as an iPad, Macbook Pro or Macbook Air can come with a number of benefits, the fact that many people don’t know what else they can expect if they were to purchase a refurbished model over a brand new one is often enough for them to abandon the idea altogether and head for a brand new retailer.

Imagining a battered box, messy and clearly pre-used wires and fixings and scratched machinery, they decide that the refurbished option isn’t the one for them. However, if they were to find more information they might realise that a refurbished Apple Product comes with a huge number of benefits.

Substantial savings

Of course, the main reason which many people cite when they choose a refurbished option is the cost. With refurbished options offering discounts of up to 50% on the price of a brand new piece of machinery, it’s little wonder that the people who did bother to find more information are glad that they did.


The image which often presides when people think of refurbished models is an unfavourable one. They imagine, as has already been stated, a machine which is clearly second-hand and as a result either comes in no box with no accompanying information or that which is limited. What many people are pleasantly surprised by then is the fact that in buying an Apple Macbook Pro or Macbook Air, or any other Apple product for that matter, they will receive not only a product which is second to none but contains all the accompanying documentation and instructions they could wish for. The reason for this is that many refurbishers have to pass Apple’s stringent quality guidelines before they are permitted to refurbish and resell Apple products.

Additional Guarantee

Again, one of the main off-putting factors for many customers when buying or considering refurbished products is their assumption that they will not have a guarantee, warranty or any other comeback if anything were to go wrong with their new machine. The facts are a little different as the majority of refurbished Apple sellers offer a warranty which protects customers for the same amount of time as they could expect to receive if they were to buy their product brand new and direct from Apple.

An Apple Product

The main benefit of buying a refurbished Apple product is the fact that it is an Apple product. At the forefront of development in both technology and appearance, Apple has millions of fans worldwide and the Apple faithful are indeed that - with good reason. Enjoying the exclusivity that an Apple product brings to them, together with the sleek designs and visual benefits which has owners of other brands salivating, Apple in the form of phones, laptops, PC’s and Tablets are among the most highly regarded technology products in the world. A simple search of the benefits of Apple products, the positive reviews or the recommendations of friends is often enough to convince the uninitiated - and once they turn to Apple, few go back.

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