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Apple certified refurbished products now on sale on Ebay

November 20, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • An Apple certified store has opened recently on Ebay.
An Apple certified store has opened recently on Ebay. (Ebay )

As if there aren't enough Apple Stores in the world, the Cupertino-based company has now opened another one on Ebay.

Nine to 5 Mac reports that Apple is operating an outlet for refurbished products on the e-commerce website. The Ebay Apple store sells items including iPod Touches, MacBook laptops and iPads.

According to product pages for items sold through the store, the outlet is simply an Apple certified reseller. But 9 to 5 Mac, citing unnamed sources at Ebay, said the store is indeed run by Apple and is in a trial phase at this point.

The Ebay store appears to be selling all of its items at the same prices as those found in the refurbished section of Apple.com's store.

Items sold through the Ebay store carry a one-year warranty, have been restored to like-new condition, are repackaged, are given new batteries if they are iPods, and go through a quality inspection by Apple, according to the store page.

Additionally, the products come with a 14-day return policy, as do all Apple products.

Regardless of whether or not Apple is running the store directly or through a reseller, it is available just in time for the holidays. If it does well, we could see more Apple products being sold directly from the company on Ebay.

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