Why you should buy a refurbished iPad

Anjali Behl
9 July, 2014
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Refurbished iPad: Why you should buy one.

Planning to buy a refurbished iPad and still a tad unsure about what you’re getting into? Here’s what you need to know.

What does refurbished mean?

Refurbished products are commonly referred to as second-hand, but since the latter term has a slightly off-putting connotation, let’s try to understand the technicalities a little better.

A refurbished product is one that has been previously returned to the manufacturer or vendor for various reasons and has been repaired (if needed), cleaned, tested and functionally scrutinised before becoming available in the market. Thus a refurbished product is different from used, in that while the latter could be a coin toss in terms of functionality, with a refurbished product there is a guarantee that all or any of its original issues have been fixed.

What are the benefits?

The most important factor is, of course, the cost. Refurbished products cost less than brand new products (in case of the same model and the same brand) and in terms of hardware and functionality are like new.

If you don’t necessarily need the latest model or are unsure about spending as much in retail; if you’re buying a present for a child or for yourself under peer pressure, then refurbished is a good way to go. You will not only save a few bucks, but also be assured that the product is functionally viable.

Why should you buy from mResell?

mResell provides a warranty on each of its product sold. However, the period of warranty is based on the age and quality of the product at the time of sale. In mResell terminology, this is defined by warranty symbols of gold, silver, bronze and iron. You also have the option to buy an extended warranty on any product.

There is also a two-week ‘open purchase period’ where you have the right to return the item within two weeks from the purchase date and receive a full refund.

mResell offers quick and fuss-free purchase options. By following a few simple and safe steps, you can purchase any product online.

All packages are sent via reliable and traceable sources and can be shipped to anywhere in Australia.

What is available?

Check out the current range of refurbished iPads available for purchase. Do check this space regularly to find out when your intended model becomes available.




3 people were compelled to have their say. We encourage you to do the same..

  1. Suzie says:

    Where can I purchase a refurbished iPad, with a warranty,in Perth western Australia? Thanks

  2. Suzie says:

    Ammend that to laptop.

  3. Macworld Australia Staff says:

    Apple’s online store offers refurbished products with full Apple warranty – https://www.apple.com/au/shop/goto/special_deals

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