Apple Store vs. Back Market

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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.
  • Premium renewed electronics marketplace
  • Each device is tested and renewed by experts
  • Refurbished by Apple products available in store
  • 1-year warranty + 30-day money-back guarantee
Refurbished products
New Products
Warranty 1 year
Eligible for AppleCare+
1 year
Return Policy 2 weeks 1 month
No restocking fees
Shipping Free Free
Free shipping to 48 contiguous United States
Store pickup
International Shipping us Ships to United States by default
You can ship US products to your country, tax-free, with My US »
Installment Payments

Interest-free through Apple Card

N/A

Payment Methods

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

Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, PayPal

Student Discount

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

5% off for college students (Link)

Wholesale

N/A

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Battery Condition Refurbished iOS devices will come with new battery and outer shell Above 85% capacity
Included Accessories Every device will come with all original accessories, cables and operating systems Both OEM and compatible available depending on seller
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.

• Mint: No scratches, exterior looks new. For smartphones and tablets: the screen is intact and without scratches.
• Very good: Light scratches on the exterior, invisible from more than 8 inches away. For smartphones and tablets: the screen is intact and without scratches.

Good Condition (Grade B)

N/A

• Good: Light scratches on the exterior visible from more than 8 inches away. For smartphones and tablets: the screen is intact and without scratches.

Fair Condition (Grade C)

N/A

• Fair: Light but visible scratches on the exterior. For smartphones and tablets: the screen may have small scratches, invisible when the device is on.
• Stallone: There may be visible scratches/dents on the external shell. For smartphones and tablets: the screen may have small scratches, invisible when it is on.

Parent Company Apple, Inc Back Market, Inc.
Headquarters Location usCupertino, CA, US usBrooklyn, NY
Incorporation Year 1976 2018
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Reviews
A- rating
Better Business Bureau | Report
Trustpilot: 1.6 out of 5 | out of
Reseller Ratings: 1 out of 5 | out of
Review page on Back Market | Link
A+ rating (Accredited in 2018)
Better Business Bureau | Report
Trustpilot: 4.7 out of 5 | out of
Reseller Ratings: 1 out of 5 | out of
Listing Date on RefurbMe September 2007 July 2018