Apple Store vs. Amazon

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Summary
  • Manufacturer refurbished.
  • Each device goes through a rigorous 50 point inspection.
  • All of the Apple devices are securely erased, loaded with a fresh operating system.
  • Professionally tested by in-house certified technicians.
  • Selling both new and certified Amazon Renewed Products
  • Includes Amazon Warehouse deals
  • Most products are eligible for Amazon Prime
  • Amazon Renewed are inspected and tested by qualified suppliers to work and look like new, and are backed for 1 year by the Amazon Renewed Guarantee.
Refurbished products
New Products
Warranty 1 year
Eligible for AppleCare+
3 months
1 year warranty under Renewed Premium package. New products have the standard 1-year manufacturer warranty.
Return Policy 2 weeks 1 month
Amazon Renewed products can be returned within 90 days of receipt of shipment, and qualify for free return shipping. If your return is not the result of an Amazon error, or defective, Amazon will not refund the original shipping fees. Products sold by third-party sellers, follow the standard 30-day Amazon return policy.
Shipping Free Free
Free shipping for orders over $25. Most of the products are eligible for Amazon Prime.
Store pickup
International Shipping us Ships to United States by default
You can ship US products to your country, tax-free, with My US »
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Installment Payments

Interest-free through Apple Card

Payment Methods

Apple Pay, Apple Card, PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, UnionPay, Apple Gift card

VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Dinners Club, Discover, JCB, Union Pay, US based personal checking account

Student Discount

Education discounts cannot be applied to refurbished products, but only to new products. (Link)

N/A

Sales tax policy
Battery Condition Refurbished iOS devices will come with new battery and outer shell Minimum 80% battery life
Included Accessories Every device will come with all original accessories, cables and operating systems Compatible MFi Certified charger and cable. No headphones.
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.

• Renewed Premium: Products are shipped and sold by Amazon and have been certified to work and look like new. They have an increased battery life (min 90% battery capacity) and come with an Amazon-branded box and generic accessories which are in brand new condition. Renewed Premium products are not Apple certified but come with a one-year full satisfaction guarantee.

Good Condition (Grade B)

N/A

• Renewed: Product works and looks like new. Backed by the 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee. Product will have a battery which exceeds 80% capacity relative to new

Parent Company Apple, Inc Amazon.com, Inc
Headquarters Location usCupertino, CA, US usSeattle, WA
Incorporation Year 1976 1994
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Listing Date on RefurbMe September 2007 February 2017