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#1 of 4 Old 09-21-2011, 10:48 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I am thinking of getting my kids used i-touch devices for christmas.  Anyone have any tips on buying them?  They seem to be $80-100 (and up) on craigslist.  I have yet to look on ebay.  Are these apple products bug free?  Ie if there are no surface defects should I be reasonably confident that it will work fine for a while?


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My ds was recently looking for an ipod that he had earned the money for.  I thought about getting a used product, or a refurbished one, but the more I thought about it, the more I worried that getting a used product with no warranty was a bad idea for a child (or teen in my case).  The savings wasn't enough off the new price.  I think we ended up with a refurb from Apple which has a full waranty.  A refurb from a non-Apple source was usually limited to 3- or 6-months.  Just something to think about.


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Get refurbished. If you get used and privately sold, there is a very good chance that you will inherit problems that will cost more than you'd saved to get fixed. There are several reputable places to get refurbished electronics at a fraction of the original cost. TigerDirect.com is one. The manufacturer may also offer refurbished pieces.

 

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Refurbished from Apple is the way to go. 


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