Apple offers special deals on Apple Certified iPhones ($100 off 4GB, 8GB models)

Apple is offering US$100 off Certified Refurbished iPhone models.

Apple Certified Refurbished products are pre-owned Apple products that undergo Apple’s stringent refurbishment process prior to being offered for sale. All Apple Certified Refurbished products are covered by Apple’s One-Year Limited Warranty. For extended coverage, you have the option of purchasing the AppleCare Protection Plan with your Apple Certified Refurbished product. Supplies are limited.

Apple iPhone 4GB
• Multi-touch display with full QWERTY soft keyboard
• Safari web browser
• Email access
• Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
• Holds up to 1,000 songs
• Up to 8 hours of talk time and 250 hours of standby time
• 2.0 megapixel camera
• 4.8 ounces
• 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches
• Apple earphones with built-in microphone
• USB 2.0 cable
Save 21% off the original price
Original price: $499.00 | Your price: $399.00
Estimated Ship: 1-3 business days (Free Shipping)

Apple iPhone 8GB
• Multi-touch display with full QWERTY soft keyboard
• Safari web browser
• Email access
• Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
• Holds up to 2,000 songs
• Up to 8 hours of talk time and 250 hours of standby time
• 2.0 megapixel camera
• 4.8 ounces
• 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches
• Apple earphones with built-in microphone
• USB 2.0 cable
Save 17% off the original price
Original price: $599.00 | Your price: $499.00
Estimated Ship: 1-3 business days (Free Shipping)

More information and more Special Deals can be found on Apple’s Special Deals pages.

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19 Comments

  1. I bought a refurbished Cinema Display. Never again am I getting refurb stuff again. From Apple or anybody else.

    If you buy it and for any reason have to send it back to get repaired. Your are stuck with it. You can no longer simply return it. The way I see it, you can get stuck with a lemon this way. Not only that, but who wants a refurbished refurbished product? Not worth the savings. Since you did not pay full price, I don’t see Apple replacing it for a new product. They can attempt to fix it, but that is as far as their warranty will go. So it’s really not the same warranty as to buying a new product.

    I attempted to simply return this monitor that was not in working order to an Apple store. Pay the difference, and leave with a new one. They would not take it back because it was a refurb. I had to buy a new bran new one at full price and return the refurb back to Apple by getting an RAM # and spending my valuable time dealing with it. Not to mention the down time of not having a working monitor for a day and a half.

    Sure if it would have worked from the get-go, I would have been happy with the savings, but this simply was not the case.

  2. Apple Certified Refurb is the only way to buy.

    I’ve bought 3 PowerBooks and my MacBook this way and my iPod is a refurb, too. No issues and they’re really just like new. I use the extra money for RAM and other extras.

    This iPhone deal is VERY tempting!

  3. Got a refurb iPod nano (white) from Apple for my daughter for Christmas and it died after less than a day of use. Called Apple and they promptly sent out a package to mail the iPod back for free and then mailed a replacement. We had the replacement in four days, IIRC. She’s still using the replacement daily. Despite the initial trauma, Apple handled the whole episode with aplomb, and I’ll happily buy another refurbished product from them.

  4. Agreed. My MacBook Pro was flawless – and you simply couldn’t beat the deal after the $150 rebate. I paid $1270 out the door for a Core Duo MBP 2.0 with 1GB of RAM and 80GB HDD. I couldn’t be happier. The only thing missing was the cool packaging (it came in a plain box).

  5. I have bought many refurb products from Apple over the years, both for myself and for others, and I have been very lucky I suppose. The savings are good (usually between 20 and 30 percent) and that can be applied to extra RAM or AppleCare or whatever, as others have mentioned.

    You have to act fairly fast, however, as the Apple Store Refurb page changes daily. If you see a good deal, it’s best to get it right away.

    I don’t buy all my Apple stuff this way, but still I recommend it for certain purchases.

  6. @Mac-nugget

    Don’t feel to bad. I bought a brand new 23″ display and it was DOA. I returned it and they would not replace it. I had to wait a month for it to go for repairs before I got it back. Also bought an airport card. They gave me the wrong one. I have been waiting three months for our apple store to return my money.

  7. Hey Mac-nugget apple certified refurbished products come with their own warranty why didn’t you send it back. Over the years I’ve bough over a 1/2 dozen refurbished products from apple and have never been disappointed. These include 12″PB G4 , 2 mac-books 1 mac-mini and a few ipod nano’s and shuffles. Which idiot expects a company to replace a used product that they sold to you at a significant discount with a new product. I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t do business that way. Why would you expect apple to. Pack the unit back up send it back to apple and tell them they made a mistake and sent you a malfunctioning unit when you oder something on line you take that down time into account and have a cheap backup handy or pay for the faster turnaround.

  8. I second the pro-refurb recommendations. Got a MacBook from Apple refurbished and it’s been more reliable than the one my dad got NEW around the same time (his had the system board die and had to send it in for replacement). No issues whatsoever on mine.

    Then again, if you don’t want to save $100 on an iPhone, that’s more deals for the rest of us..

  9. bobchr: I did send it back. Read my post.
    My point is that if your referb works, then you have nothing to worry about.

    But if it doesn’t work. DON’T SEND IT OUT FOR REPAIR! Apple has a policy that if you do send it back to get repaired, it’s your to keep. You are no longer entitled to return it for a full refund. They might fix it on the first try, they may not. Do you really want to be on the phone for hours, sending back a product that gets half the support in an Apple store? If you buy it new, you can simply walk in to an Apple store and exchange it for a NEW working one.

    Also, I never stated that I expected Apple to exchanged the referb monitor for a brand new one. What I did expect is for them to take the referb back, I pay the DEFERENCE to pick up a new one. In effect this is EXACTLY what I did, except; I could not do the entire transaction in the Apple Store that day. They would not take back the refurbished monitor. I did pick a new one then. I returned the broken refurbished crap through FedEX. Do you get the story now?

    In closing I just think that refurbished, even thou it states that is fully warranted, it is not, because you can’t simply take it to an Apple Store to return it, nether for a refund or an exchange. They will take it to get fixed, but that it.

    Notice something, all the positive posts are of people that got refurbished items that WORKED. The problem starts when they are not refurbished RIGHT!

  10. “Notice something, all the positive posts are of people that got refurbished items that WORKED”

    “Got a refurb iPod nano (white) from Apple for my daughter for Christmas and it died after less than a day of use. “

    he goes on to give a positive review.

    …you were saying?

    MW: “hell” as in the constant not accepted posts are….

  11. @shen
    It’s a Nano or a Shuffle, not a THOUSAND plus ticket item you moron. Walk in to an Apple Store, anyone and try to exchange a BIG ticket refurbished item; then come back here and argue some more. Try it with an iPhone! They will not do it even if you offer to pay the full difference for the brand new item.

    Sorry no referb for me, I learned my lesson, but apparently no one else here will until it happens to them. What do I care, if fanaticism blinds your fan boys eyes.

  12. I’ve bought many refurbished items from Apple. One DOA handled in a 10 minute or less call. Less time than heading back to the store when I’ve needed to return new DOA items. It was a real bummer to have such anticipation and then have to wait a couple more days. All other warranty repairs handled just like a new item. Generally stores won’t let you cross the “street” from their outlet channel to their retail channel for returns. In fact for most vendors I buy from as soon as an item is marked down in the outlet all sales are final so I admire how fair Apple treats us who risk buying their markdowns.

    If you don’t mind paying full price and I often don’t by all means go for new. If your inclined to save a buck by all means trust the refurb’s. As to not being able to return the item once it is repaired that goes to all items. 14 days no questions on returns but once it is a lemon 3 strikes and you get new current product, often an upgrade.

  13. got an imac 2.0 ghz intel duo core… had it for 14 months, and it’s still working great. got an intel single core mini, works great. my other macs, the macbook 2.0 core 2 duo, the imac 233, the performa, all work great to this day. never got a lemon from an apple

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