Where do refurbished Apple products come from?

Refurbished Apple products are devices that were pre-owned then sent back to the manufacturer or a refurbisher. The product gets tested and fixed and is sold only when it is completely functional. The device may still have marks (cosmetic imperfections), but it works as well as a new device would. 

Still, these aesthetic differences are why the price tag can be so much lower than that of a brand-new Apple product.

We advise you to buy a refurbished Apple product from professional and certified refurbishers. They will likely include a warranty with the item; in our opinion, that is the mark of a trusted source.

All products advertised on RefurbMe are sold by professional refurbishers. You can find RefurbMe's list of partner refurbishers here

When you're browsing through a specific category of refurbished product, you can also select the merchants you are interested in directly on the site:

As we only compare products from different merchants, we don't have information on the exact history of each individual product. We encourage you to get in touch with the merchant of your choice for more details. 

In order to make an informed decision, read these 9 facts you need to know before buying a refurbished Apple product.

Updated 7 months ago

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