As if the iPad 2 wasn’t well-priced already, here’s your chance to get one for an even lower price. Apple has started selling refurbished units from their online store and prices start at a very attractive $419 for the base 16GB Wi-Fi-only model, which usually sells for $499.
You will find a similar $80 discount on the 16GB 3G model and a $100 discount on the 32GB and 64GB models. You can even find the first generation 64GB 3G + Wi-Fi model for a $499, a whole $230 less than what it once used to sell for.
Now in case you’re wondering what refurbished units are, these are the units that were returned to Apple due to some defects and since then have been restored to full working condition. Apple even replaces the outer shell and the battery and gives you a one-year warranty along with free shipping. For all practical purposes, these devices are identical to the brand new ones.
So why should you buy a new one if the refurbished ones are cheaper and just as good? Only for the peace of mind, I guess, if you’re not comfortable buying something that was pre-owned but mostly because it is hard to come across refurbished units due to their limited stocks. So if you want to buy an iPad 2 make sure to check the source link below first to see if you can get your hands on a refurbished unit before going for a new one.