eBay may just have a great deal for all those who want a fully functional Apple device, but are cash strapped!!
The online retailer and auction house has reportedly launched a new certified outlet for refurbished Apple devices such as an iPad, iPod Touch, Mac or Macbook at a reduced price.
Maybe it’s for the upcoming lucrative holiday season, a form of experimentation, or a trial run by Apple that could open the door to much bigger things.
Whatever, the reason, the seller has received a 99.7 percent approval rating for the "refurbished outlet." It has also garnered comments like, "Great product, awesome price, Apple backed warranty!! This rocks."
The items come with a one year warranty, new battery, are delivered with all the manuals and cables, original OS and the same perks that Apple refurbs usually have.
Meet Apple’s own refurbishment standards
The eBay store that has been up for about a month is exactly similar to Apple's Web store.
Apparently all the items on sale have undergone strong quality control and are priced the same as Apple’s refurbished store on Apple.com.
The items also come with a one year warranty, new battery, are delivered with all the manuals and cables, original OS and the same perks that Apple refurbs usually have.
eBay currently lists 23 items for sale
Right now, there are only 23 items for sale. These include 15 iPads, six MacBooks, and two iPods. Buyers looking for a device like the third-generation Wi-Fi Retina iPad in black with 64GB of storage can get their hands on it for $549 compared to $699 brand new, a $150, or 21 percent discount.
The MacBook Pros can be got for $200 off the retail price for a 13-inch model, $300 off a 15-inch model, and $400 off the super powerful i7 17-inch model. Some models of MacBook Air are discounted up to $240 compared to their typical price.
However those wanting to own if an iPhone, are out of luck as currently the eBay refurbished Apple outlet doesn’t offer any of the iOS smartphones.
The "refurbished outlet" also gives the option to pay extra on some items for a yearlong GeekSquad warranty. However, customers can't bid on any of the available items, because there is only the "Buy It Now" option.
Another bonus is that the eBay store charges taxes in only a few states, including California, Indiana, Nevada, New Jersey, and Texas, and Washington, D.C.