Is it a refurb?

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  1. psrespy

    psrespy New Member

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    So I returned my 4g today because of a massive light leak. It was in perfect condition they exchanged the iPod but the one they gave me was just wrapped in clear plastic so is there any way to tell if its refurbished or new?
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    Sometimes refurbs have serial #s starting with RM. If not it'll be hard to tell.
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It probably was a refurb. That's really not a bad thing, however; refurb units undergo rigorous testing (arguably, therefore, they are superior to new units).
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    The serial starts with C3 but even if it is a refurb at least the light leak is gone.
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    thats what i was thinking.
    because they fix the problems that the old ones have, which include light leaks, battery issues, whatever.
    so, IMO, getting a replacement would benefit you.

    going along with what i said above, a refurb is good.
    so if you got one, its good.
    and the light leak is gone.
    so awesomeness!

    but i understand when people complain because they paid for a NEW one not a refurb, but whatever it doesnt really bother me
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    Yeah I suppose getting a refurb would be good if they do indeed thoroughly test them and replace any necessary components.
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    Its funny now im kind of hoping it is a refurb. Well its the first time cydia was installed on it I had to backup my ECID.
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    Guys...the iPod Touch 4G was only available everywhere nationwide a little more than one month ago...I'm pretty sure the so-called "refurb" replacements that people have been receiving are not refurbished at all, but are brand new devices that were designated to be used as replacements until refurbished devices are actually available.
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    hahaha same here! after getting a replacement, i was hoping it is a refurb cause it really seems like a refurb could be more reliable based off all of the testing it goes through.
    and it seems to be one. no problems so far *fingers crossed* lol

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    well thanks for raining down on our parade lmao.
    ehh either way. refurb or not. mine is working better than the crappy first one i got
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    I agree with madashell. They give you just the iPod to cut down costs on giving away brand new headphones and USB cords...so it's a possibility that it's not a refurb.

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