I was a little concerned as the "certified refurbished" was an Amazon refurbished classification, not Apples. However I've had the device for about 3 weeks now and it's working fine. I wasn't real comfortable with the shipping packing - the left and right cushioning was sufficient however top and bottom relied on the box itself, but again, it appears to be working quite well. I saved a good amount of money buying this iPad this way.
1.0 out of 5 starsBox seal was torn, useless charger came instead of actual usable charger
January 18, 2019
The seal on the box was torn when I received the box. Inside, instead of the Ipad charger, there is a weak cell phone charger that cannot even charge the Ipad. Also the charging cable is a cheap chinese product.
Unless they send me a proper charger and a cable, I am returning this.
When I read the reviews, I was a bit hesitant to order. I was very very happy with my purchase. The IPad came in an original box, with the original Apple Charger, not even a scratch on it, was basically like brand new, could not tell it was refurbished. The battery life is good as well, as if I purchased new. Great value, am super happy with my purchase!!!
When you purchase a refurbished product you can’t expect factory new. But this came pretty close. Arrived in Apple box with real apple charge cord and A/C plug. The iPad is in excellent condition, no scratches or dings/dents. Very very happy with my purchase so far!
This is perfect with no signs of wear. Did not come with "apple charger" but did come with one just as good. Had to do a few attempts to register the pad, but most likely because my server kept crashing. This was a gift for my 5 year old who loves it. Had a KINDLE FIRE!!! But it's super POOR design on the charger port caused it to FAIL. DO NOT BUY A FIRE. It didn't last a year. Buy from this company. You won't be dissatisfied.
I don't think I could be happier with a piece of technology as I am with this iPad. I had one previously (an iPad 2 from 2009) and it was getting sluggish and slow and just for netflix and youtube pretty much. Bought this one because I wanted to check out ebooks and e-comics on a retina display - oh man, worth every penny. And let me tell you - an iPad is the BEST way to experience Amazon Kindle and Comixology (ironic eh) it's so crisp and clean, and the battery life is great. I have an actual kindle, and I prefer to use this iPad.
This is the second time I've purchased a refurbished/renewed Apple product (the first being a MacBook Pro), and I've never been able to tell the difference between brand new and renewed. This iPad was shipped in a box with plenty of padding, sealed in plastic inside of another cardboard box, and arrived 2 days after ordering. The charger was also packaged in a sealed bag. No cosmetic blemishes anywhere. Maybe a new iPad comes with a manual? That would be the only thing missing here. Very happy with this purchase. 30% off of an Apple product makes it reasonably priced!
I missed having an iPad, and decided to check out amazon for deals, as I didn’t necessarily want a brand new one. I wasn’t disappointed.
Mine works great. It runs my games and apps flawlessly, and aside from the notorious not-so-great battery life, my only complaint is that the iPad came with a knock-off charging cable and block, which are detrimental to the battery in the long run.