Apple Store vs. Back Market
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Eligible for AppleCare+
|Return Policy||2 weeks||1 month|
Shipping costs are calculated and displayed before you complete your order on the Apple Online Store.
|International Shipping||Ships to United Kingdom by default||Ships to United Kingdom by default|
Apple Pay, Apple Card, PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Apple Gift card
Visa, MasterCard and Paypal
Education discounts cannot be applied to refurbished products, but only to new products. (Link)
Students get 5% off absolutely everything on Back Market! (Link)
|Battery Condition||Refurbished iOS devices will come with new battery and outer shell||Above 80% capacity|
|Included Accessories||Every device will come with all original accessories, cables and operating systems||All smartphones offered on Back Market are delivered with a compatible phone charger. To avoid electronic waste, our devices are delivered without earphones.|
|Excellent Condition (Grade A)|
You will receive a “like new” device with genuine Apple replacement parts that has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. Refurbished iOS devices will come with new battery and outer shell.
• Excellent: Appearance is Like new. The body may have very light micro-scratches, invisible at a distance of 8 inches (a bit longer than a standard sized pencil) or more. For products with screens, the screen will have no scratches. Durability scores are high, and chances of encountering technical issues are very small.
|Good Condition (Grade B)|
• Good: Light signs of wear. The body may have light micro-scratches, invisible at a distance of 20 inches (about an arm’s length) or more. For products with screens, the screen will have no scratches. Durability scores are above average, and chances of encountering technical issues are small.
|Fair Condition (Grade C)|
• Fair: Have signs of wear. The body may have a few visible scratches and dents that do not affect performance. For products with screens, the screen may have light scratches, invisible when the screen is on. Durability scores are average, and still correspond with the quality levels required by Back Market's quality charter.
|Parent Company||Apple, Inc||Back Market SAS|
|Headquarters Location||Cupertino, CA, US||Paris|
|Listing Date on RefurbMe||September 2007||November 2020|