AT&T cuts iPhone 4 refurb prices, now $99 with activation

By on December 26, 2010 at 10:24 AM.

AT&T cuts iPhone 4 refurb prices, now $99 with activation

Didn’t get that iPhone 4 you were so hoping to receive for Christmas? AT&T Wireless is offering up some new pricing on refurbished iPhone 4 units, and it is pretty spectacular. AT&T has cut $50 off the price of the iPhone 4, making the total price with new two year activation just $99 for a 16GB unit. If you’re alright with taking one with a “cosmetic blemish,” you’ll be able to snag one for just $79. Again, these are refurbished units (usually returned or exchanged items that have been quality tested and then reboxed), but if you have been waiting for the right time to hop on the iPhone train, this is one of the best offers we have seen. Here is all the new pricing from AT&T:

  • iPhone 4 16GB — $99
  • iPhone 4 32GB — $199
  • iPhone 4 16GB with cosmetic blemish — $79
  • iPhone 4 32GB with cosmetic blemish — $179

Let us know if you pick one up, alright?

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Apple drops prices on refurbished iPads; $70 to $100 off

By on December 8, 2010 at 5:28 PM.

Apple drops prices on refurbished iPads; $70 to $100 off

Apple further reduced its pricing on refurbished iPad models this week, offering discounts of up to $100 off the price of a new iPad. The price drops only apply to the iPad Wi-Fi models, and total discounts range from $70 to $100. Pricing is now as follows:

  • Refurbished iPad Wi-Fi (16GB): $429
  • Refurbished iPad Wi-Fi (32GB): $499
  • Refurbished iPad Wi-Fi (64GB): $599

The discount applied to refurbished iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models remains at $50, and there has been no indication that Apple might lower pricing on the 3G models any further. Apple’s website notes that reduced pricing on its refurbished iPad Wi-Fi models is only applicable for a limited time, though it does not specify when the promotion will end. All refurbished iPads purchased directly from Apple come with a new battery, a new outer case and a 1-year warranty. More →

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AT&T drops pricing on refurbished iPhone 3G, still not worth skipping the 3GS

By on July 26, 2009 at 12:53 PM.

AT&T drops pricing on refurbished iPhone 3G, still not worth skipping the 3GS

Even AT&T must have expected that it would have trouble burning through iPhone 3G inventory once the 3GS was released. After all, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that a $100 difference in up front cost should be the least of the deciding factors when considering an iPhone — or any smartphone for that matter. Ok $100 might not do it, so AT&T tested the waters back in June with a $120 differential where refurbished 3G units were concerned. Apparently not many people bit because the carrier has decided to shave another $30 off the price of refurbished phones, bringing the 8GB refurb to $49 and the 16GB refurb to $99. So people, the bottom line is if you have $1,680+ to spend on your cell phone service over the next two years (or $960+ on a family plan) but that extra $30 on the handset price was scaring you away… Happy birthday. As far as we’re concerned, the difference between the 3G and the 3GS is well worth $150 up front.

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How low can you go? iPhone 3G 8GB refurb now available for $79, 16GB for $129

By on July 10, 2009 at 3:45 PM.

How low can you go? iPhone 3G 8GB refurb now available for $79, 16GB for $129

When Apple announced that the iPhone 3G would drop in price to $99 with the introduction of the 3GS, it was a big deal. It wasn’t much of a surprise of course as we had been expecting the iPhone to dip below $100 for quite some time already, but a big deal none the less. As was also expected, AT&T has just issued its first round of refurbished iPhone 3G models since the price cut and the prices, though not nearly as reduced as we’re used to seeing, are lower still: $79 for an 8GB model and $129 for a 16GB model. This poses the question, is the iPhone 3G any more attractive at these price points? Of course the real barrier for many is the additional cost of ownership over two years — a minimum of $1,680 plus taxes and fees on an individual plan. We know that lines up well with flagship phones from other carriers but a $79 handset isn’t competing with flagship phones anymore where cost and demographics are concerned. After all, $79 phone is what people spend on a phone when they don’t care what phone it is; the cost of owning said phone will likely come in at just over half of what an iPhone will cost over two years. What do you guys think — is an $80 iPhone 3G a great buy or is AT&T wasting its time with these new lower price points?

[Via TUAW]

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AT&T offering refurbished 16GB iPhone 3Gs for $149?

By on March 16, 2009 at 5:30 PM.

AT&T offering refurbished 16GB iPhone 3Gs for $149?

We just got a heads up that AT&T stores in the NY/NJ region are getting stock of Refurbished 16GB iPhone 3Gs and, yes, the price tag is only $149 with a 2-year contract. The information looks legit, but since this is a new tipster, we’re working to cross-confirm this! As far as terms and conditions go… you must be doing a new activation (new line), the refurbs are not available for upgrades. Additionally, they are limited to one per customer. One more screen cap after the break!

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Apple aims low in China, counters pirates with used products

By on January 20, 2009 at 4:54 PM.

Apple aims low in China, counters pirates with used products

If you’re the type who doesn’t mind picking up slightly-less-than-new products from eBay or Craigslist, Apple has the online store for you! Except it’s only in China. In a country where many Apple products are sold on the black market, Apple has decided to take on pirates and scammers by launching a used product section on its site where discounts of up to 22 percent can be found. That’s not a bad deal in a place where it can cost an arm and a leg to pick up an iPhone. We’re not sure what kind of warranties are being offered with these sales but it can presumably be expected to rival the refurbished goods that Apple sells elsewhere. The next time you’re on an extended vacation in beautiful, breezy Beijing, it looks like you can look forward to picking up some refurb’d Apple gear on the cheap.

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iPhone madness: $49 and $149 for refurbs until Dec. 31

By on December 30, 2008 at 7:40 AM.

iPhone madness: $49 and $149 for refurbs until Dec. 31

If this isn’t AT&T trying to push the iPhone down your throat, we don’t know what is. First, refurbs were dropped to just $99 and $199 for 8GB and 16GB iPhones, respectively. And now the voice of Vito Corleone is ringing in our heads, “Make them an offer they can’t refuse…” From now until December 31, which is going to be here sooner than later, AT&T is taking an additional $50 off the refurbished iPhones. They must have a ton of refurbs in stock from the mad exchanges and returns from earlier this year. Oh, and one more thing to sweeten the deal (as if it wasn’t cavity-inducing enough): 2-day priority shipping is also free, an unusual offer during the holiday season. Is there really any excuse not to pick one of these up if you had been holding off on it? Hell, just go ahead and add a family line you don’t need!

UPDATE: RCR has updated their story and corrected it; refurb iPhones are at $99 and $199, folks!

[Via RCR]

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AT&T offering refurbished iPhone 3G with $100 discount

By on December 27, 2008 at 9:21 AM.

AT&T offering refurbished iPhone 3G with $100 discount

Please don’t hate us for bringing the news if you bought an iPhone, or even a refurbished iPhone recently: For $99 or $199, you can get a refurbished iPhone 3G 8GB or 16GB from AT&T, respectively. It hurts a little, right? Luckily, there are always those 30-day return policies if you want to deal with the hassle and all the bother. Honestly, folks, if you’ve been aching for an iPhone 3G and have been waiting for the price to drop, it’s not going to get much better than this. Refurbs come like new and you really can’t tell the difference, and you can bet these will fly off the shelves soon so we hope your credit cards are within proximity. Is this deal finally going to make you break down for one?

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