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What does refurbished mean?

I was about to buy a 5th gen Ipod on bestbuy and I saw a good price(It was around 200$) Then I saw one that was refurbished and it was only about 170$ Does refurbished mean used or something?

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bentheredunthat

It was returned for being defective & repaired. If the warranty is the same as a new iPod, it might be a good deal. Depends what if anything was wrong with it. (Not usually stated.) But it could also burn out just after the warranty expires. It's a gamble. Cheap cost up front in exchange for less life. Or, a great buy because you tend to replace your gadgets yearly anyway.

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It means it had problems. Someone returned it and they fixed it.

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It probably means that a customer returned it broken and they fixed it up to act like how a normal iPod 5th generation would act.

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Refurbished: to restore something to good repair: to restore something to a cleaner, brighter, or more functional state
Microsoft® Encarta® Reference Library 2005. © 1993-2004 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
There's your answer, hehe. >w<

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Wow, old computer?
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xD Nah. It's just an old dictionary software, lmao. I LLOOOVEEE ITTTT!!! >w<
(Always using it for meh homework o3o)
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Our old computer has something like that, but never got fully installed... since it's windows XP, it will need an upgrade or a trip to the recycling center in April.
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It's used, but it's been checked to see that it works and possibly repaired. It matters who does the refurbishing. The original manufacturer is best. Expect some cosmetic damage unless the description says otherwise.

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/buying-refurbished-electronics-on-ebay.html
http://lifehacker.com/5885492/when-should-i-buy-refurbished-electronics

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