Are Refurbished Electronics A Good Purchase? Richie’s About To Find Out – Tech Talk
I'm trying a grand experiment here, and I sincerely hope it works out. I also hope you will benefit from this too in case you have been wondering about these "refurb" deals on the web. I'll tell you what I ordered and we'll go through the steps
Ok, here's what I did. I wanted to upgrade my original iPad to one with more memory. I went on the Apple website and found this
The price was $499 with free shipping. Now just for comparison's sake, the new iPad with 64 gig (wifi only) costs $699, so I consider that a great deal, don't you?
Now what are the dangers of buying refurbished? I can't find any. Apple replaces the back of the unit, the screen, and puts a new battery in it. They also warrantee it for the same amount of time as a new one, so I can't really find any holes in the plan here.
I placed the order online this past Sunday. It took about 5 minutes tops. Moments later I got a confirmation email saying that the delivery would be on TUESDAY (which is today). Did you get that? I ordered on a Sunday and they still say the delivery will be in two days.
So that's where I am right now. I will go running home after today's Readin', Writin' and Rhymin' appearance and see if it came. I will have a follow-up article to tell you how it turned out.
Do you have any other questions about the ordering process? Please leave me a comment and I'll try to help.