Originally Posted by ajh2298
I have a couple of quick iPod Touch question and it seems here will be the best place to ask.
1. Has anybody bought a refurb direct from Apple and if you did how was it? They have second generation 8gb models for $150.00 with free shipping, is that even a good deal?
2. What is the differences between the 2nd generation models and the newer third generation models? I would only be using it to do the basic stuff like play music, playing some digital copies of movies, and basic web browsing.
Yes, and I actually recommend Apple refurbs over new. Apple new products often run into problems, as I think their testing could be better then it is, and in fact a refurb goes through more rigorous testing then their new products because they've gone through the usual testing, some problem was found by the buyer and that problematic part was replaced, and then it goes through a whole new set of testing. In effect they are tested twice. My new iPhone 3GS lasted a few months and then died (annoyingly on a trip). My refurb replacement looked brand new and has been flawless. I've had similar experiences with iPods and their computers. I now pretty much only buy refurb direct from Apple.