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post #1 of 9
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Apple says they will send a replacement ipod (mine is 30gig 5th gen) for 129 for out of warranty ipods.

Does anyone know if this is a refurbished one or a new one?
post #2 of 9
My 20gb 2g was replaced with a refurbished one, but the appearance was indistinguishable from when it was new
post #3 of 9
Refurbished could be someone bought one and returned it. It's just not brandy new. When I first saw your post I thought NEW iPod. Gen 6
post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by lextek View Post
Refurbished could be someone bought one and returned it. It's just not brandy new. When I first saw your post I thought NEW iPod. Gen 6
oops, sorry to me misleading. I wish there was a Gen 6 on the way.

Ive been considereing sending it in becuase it is just very worn down, and I think there might be something wrong on the inside.
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Chrispy View Post
oops, sorry to me misleading. I wish there was a Gen 6 on the way.

Ive been considereing sending it in becuase it is just very worn down, and I think there might be something wrong on the inside.
My friend got a 5.5g when he sent in his 3g - might have been an extended warranty or such. Atleast consider waiting a bit, swapping for a new OSX touchscreen ipod seems tempting ^^
post #6 of 9
Almost always refurb, but in some cases they actually strip mint, brand new models of their retail packaging and put it in the refurb box, something you can take advantage of with some clever timing .
post #7 of 9
I bought my 8GB Nano right after christmas. I asked in apple store for an open item and they sold me it for a cheaper price. It was brand new, even sealed. Then i asked the seller why it was an open box if it was sealed. He said that it was returned unopen christmas gift ...
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by vagarach View Post
Almost always refurb, but in some cases they actually strip mint, brand new models of their retail packaging and put it in the refurb box, something you can take advantage of with some clever timing .
I've had that happen to me. I took the 5G 30GB iPod with a broken HD back, and came home with a sealed 5.5G.

And for anybody who worries about the refurbed iPods: don't. I asked the apple store here and they said that the ratio of non-refurbed:refurbed iPods taken in is about 30:1. I would guess that this roughly matches the proportion of them out there.
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Originally Posted by epaludo View Post
I bought my 8GB Nano right after christmas. I asked in apple store for an open item and they sold me it for a cheaper price. It was brand new, even sealed. Then i asked the seller why it was an open box if it was sealed. He said that it was returned unopen christmas gift ...
So I should wait for right after Christmas? hmmm

also, can you just take it to an apple store, and not have to pay shipping?
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