Charnell Lucich

Want a Low Priced iPhone?

Posted on: December 30, 2008

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Many people have an issue with purchasing “refurbished” items. I’ve never really understood why and I’ve never had a problem with it if the price is right. I’ve also learned that a lot of people have a misconception of what exactly “refurbished” means. Taken from wikipedia:

Refurbishment (restoration) is the process of major maintenance or minor repair of an item, either aesthetically or mechanically.

Now to me, that says that the item has been restored and repaired of all defects both aesthetically and mechanically so essentially – it’s back to it’s original, new-like condition. Not to mention, most if not all refurbished items always come with some type of warranty so what have you got to lose (especially if you’re saving a few dollars)?

I’ve discovered this morning that AT&T now has refurbished iPhones that they are selling; the 8GB iPhone for a very cheap price of $99.00 and the 16GB iPhone for $199.00.

According to the MacNN website, AT&T is offering an additional $50 discount, bringing iPhone prices to as low as $49 and $149 through December 31st. These iPhones come with a 3 month warranty and at this price, if you’ve been dying to get your hands on one, you just can’t beat the deal.

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1 Response to "Want a Low Priced iPhone?"

My only issue would be the warranty, out of my friends and family owning iPhones and iPod Touches, a full 50% have needed warranty service within the first 6-months.

Apple’s stores are so busy dealing with defective products that you actually need an appointment to have anyone take 30 seconds to glance at the device and say “yup, looks broken”

I love refurbs myself, but I can’t imagine buying refurb’d anything without at least as long a warranty as the original product.

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