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Apple is one of the most famous and acclaimed technology developers in the world, and for good reason. Its ubiquitous logo and designs can be found on laptops, smartphones, headphones, and even watches around the world. All of these items can be pricey, but there is a way to get one of these quality devices without breaking the bank: the Apple Certified Refurbished Program.
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If you’re unfamiliar with Apple refurbished items, they’re basically used items that were returned, recycled through their program, or were defective. For those of you who want to save money on Apple products, this is the perfect way to get what you want for less. Plus, every Apple Certified Refurbished product comes with a standard one-year limited warranty. If something isn’t working right, they’ll fix it.
If you’re still hesitant about buying an Apple Certified Refurbished product, we’ve answered some frequently asked questions and highlighted the best deals you can find.
What are some of the best Apple Certified Refurbishment deals available?
Why buy refurbished?
Not only are refurbished purchases a great way to save money on your favorite products, they also help keep Apple items in perfect working order out of landfills. You can think of them as “like new” items that undergo strict testing to meet the functional standards of a new computer, but are offered at a discounted price. For example, the 13-inch MacBook Pro currently sells for $1,299, however, if you buy a a refurbished it costs $1,099.99 (a savings of $200). Like new products, they come with a one-year limited warranty (up to 90 days of free technical support), so you’re covered if something goes wrong.
How does it compare to new Apple products?
They go through the same rigorous testing as new Apple products. Also, they use genuine Apple replacement parts when necessary, detailed cleaning, and rigorous inspection. And, they all come with original accessories, cables, and operating systems, along with a new battery and outer shell.
Only noticeable difference: refurbished Apple products will be sent in a white box instead of the ones you see in stores.
What types of Apple Certified Refurbished products are available?
You can get almost all of Apple’s product lines, including their Macs, iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and Apple TV items. iPods and accessories are sometimes available. While normally you won’t see the latest products in the refurbished section, there are times when you will come across one. Stock is also limited.
What kind of warranty comes with it?
All Apple Certified Refurbished products come with their standard one-year limited warranty. The limited warranty will cover all manufacturing defects (this includes defects in materials or workmanship) for one year from the date of your purchase. Simply put, if you are using it normally and it suddenly has a problem through no fault of yours, it will most likely be covered by the limited warranty for the one-year period.
Can you buy AppleCare Protection Plan for your refurbished items?
Absolutely! Like any new Apple product, when you purchase the AppleCare protection plan for your refurbished items, you get phone support for up to three years and covers any defects that aren’t your fault.
What is the return policy?
Apple Certified Refurbished products are subject to the same standard return policy. You have 14 calendar days from receipt of your item to return it, giving you a good two weeks to see if you have any doubts.
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