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[Newegg] Various Apple tablets, older generation and refurbished starting from $56.99

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I admit am not in the "Apple" loop but if I pay 500-1000$ for a tablet I'd at least expect it to be new.
I was floored at some of these refurb prices.
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cartfan123 wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 7:30 am
Ok, well I didn’t want to post any seems a bit too good to be true. But here’s what I can find

Based on their phone number on Newegg they operate as Duckfish or Quickwireless on walmart.com. Why so many operating names?

Yelp reviews shed some light on this outfit:
https://www.yelp.ca/biz/duckfish-electr ... os-angeles

https://duckfishelectronics.com

https://duckfish-electronics.pissedcons ... ml#reviews

Quickwireless as per BBB. Attached screenshot. They appear to not be a current reseller on Walmart.com anymore.
https://www.bbb.org/us/ca/los-angeles/p ... er-reviews

Based on these my recommendation would be at a minimum to not order at this time and wait to see how others orders went.
Nice detective work, had a lot of red flags for me as well so was a hard pass. Will be interesting to see how the orders turn out..
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"refurbished"

Another term for "used", just like "preowned".

Nothing but marketing bullshit.
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holy cow i got tracking number as well, i ordered at like 6am est time today...from fedex, it says its coming by tomorrow by 12pm from california...is that possible? if its a scam, paypal will refund it right?
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DjRags604 wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 11:44 am
Was going for the Air 1 also but the 2gb of ram got me to the Air 2. The fact it’s still running current iOS well gave me hope
Good call. I've had an Air 1 for years now, and it chugs pretty frequently.
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Not sure where people are seeing "Victoria" anywhere - I'm in Vancouver, got a tracking number but it shows:
Shipped from 928 N San Fernando Blvd J-213
Shipping Time:2/10/2019 9:30:10 AM
That address is in Burbank, California - not Victoria. Also, they've just created a shipping label and it was yesterday on a Sunday, I'm guessing the delivery date will be updated with a more accurate time when the shipment gets picked up.

To anyone who's worried about this being a scam:

Pay with PayPal, and with a credit card that's known to have good customer service (I chose American Express), and when you receive the package, take a video of yourself opening it from completely sealed - if it does end up being a scam, you have video proof of you opening it from sealed to show both PayPal and/or your credit card company.
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Mine was showing shipped with Fedex to be delivered today. Shipped from Burbank, CA, scheduled to be delivered today eve. Will update.
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cartfan123 wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 7:30 am
Ok, well I didn’t want to post any seems a bit too good to be true. But here’s what I can find

Based on their phone number on Newegg they operate as Duckfish or Quickwireless on walmart.com. Why so many operating names?

Yelp reviews shed some light on this outfit:
https://www.yelp.ca/biz/duckfish-electr ... os-angeles

https://duckfishelectronics.com

https://duckfish-electronics.pissedcons ... ml#reviews

Quickwireless as per BBB. Attached screenshot. They appear to not be a current reseller on Walmart.com anymore.
https://www.bbb.org/us/ca/los-angeles/p ... er-reviews

Based on these my recommendation would be at a minimum to not order at this time and wait to see how others orders went.
Nice detective work.
The issue with waiting is that many will likely sell out by then.
But as you are showing you are taking a risk so that should be considered before deciding to buy
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KravenHead wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 12:22 pm
I admit am not in the "Apple" loop but if I pay 500-1000$ for a tablet I'd at least expect it to be new.
I was floored at some of these refurb prices.
Apple refurbished is basically almost new.

For a normal person using these they hold value extremely well.

Idk about these though lol
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chemicalxv wrote:
Feb 10th, 2019 3:17 pm
I think the original Mini just like...sucked from the start.
No, I owned one for years that , after upgrading to a newer model, I still used to read EPUBs, PDFs and CBRs in the can - it was more than fast enough for basic tasks like this, but after one of the later IOS/firmware updates it immediately died doing anything. Loading books were a chore, playing even old games I used to enjoy on it were impossible, and even surfing the web was like a slideshow. Immediately post-update, it was like Apple had aged my iPad 100 years.

If it was always dead slow like that, I would have returned the thing ASAP the first time I tried it.
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Badbrad wrote:
Feb 10th, 2019 1:38 pm
Roll the dice
And pay the price.
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JackWhyte wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 6:39 pm
No, I owned one for years that , after upgrading to a newer model, I still used to read EPUBs, PDFs and CBRs in the can - it was more than fast enough for basic tasks like this, but after one of the later IOS/firmware updates it immediately died doing anything. Loading books were a chore, playing even old games I used to enjoy on it were impossible, and even surfing the web was like a slideshow. Immediately post-update, it was like Apple had aged my iPad 100 years.

If it was always dead slow like that, I would have returned the thing ASAP the first time I tried it.
Just because it "worked" doesn't mean it didn't suck from the start. The damn thing launched in November 2012 with basically identical components to the iPad 2 which launched in Spring 2011, and by that time Apple had already released the iPad 3 in Spring 2012 (which had the A5X chip and double the RAM), the iPhone 5 (which had the A6 chip, a faster CPU and also double the RAM), AND was released alongside the iPad 4, which had the A6X chip, a faster CPU, and double the RAM. It's not even like it was significantly cheaper than the iPad 4 either especially considering the older inferior hardware, the smaller size, and a significantly worse display (that was even outclassed by cheaper non-Apple options like the Nexus 7).

Realistically it (and the iPad 2) never should have gone past iOS 7, maybe 8 if you want to push it, but because Apple was contractually obligated to support the iPad 2 for so long this near-identical piece of hardware was as well, which killed the devices in the end with iOS 9.

It was a dumb situation, and the first Mini was a stupid device.
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souvik126 wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 2:25 pm
Mine was showing shipped with Fedex to be delivered today. Shipped from Burbank, CA, scheduled to be delivered today eve. Will update.
please give us update and what did you order? any iCloud problem etc?
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i just want 1 to use for a second screen for my laptop. is any of these a good option

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