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Boost Mobile is now offering refurbished Apple Watches and iPads
Closing your rings just got a whole lot cheaper.
Apple devices, whether it's an iPhone, iPad, MacBook or Apple Watch, have always been extremely popular but not exactly what the average person would call affordable. That's why more and more people (an estimated one million of us each year, in fact) are turning to refurbished products to nab a pre-loved device at a fraction of the cost of a newbie.
Joining the extensive range of second-hand iPhones (from 7 to 11), the refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 (which still retails for $299 today, brand new) will be sold for as little as $249 and the refurbished Apple Watch Series 4 (priced at $599 upon launch back in 2018) starts at just $319. Considering a new Apple Watch SE sells for $429 and a Series 6 will set you back anywhere from $599, it's a pretty tempting offer.
On top of Apple Watches, Boost has brought refurbished iPads to its online store, including an iPad Air 2 for $299, a 4th-gen Mini from $279 and 2018's iPad 6 from $379. All iPad models with cellular connectivity also come with a bonus $30 Boost Mobile Prepaid SIM, which offers 20GB of data on the Telstra wholesale network. Check out the plan below.
Boost is also dropping the price of their cheapest refurbished iPhone (the iPhone 7) by $100 to just $199 until April 7, available through both Coles supermarkets and the Boost online store. Each second-hand iPhone 7 comes with a $10 Boost Mobile Starter SIM, whole more expensive models come with the $30 Prepaid SIM listed above.
Is it worth buying a refurbished Apple Watch, iPhone or iPad?
All refurbished devices sold by Boost Mobile undergo a 72-point check to ensure it's running at a high standard. The condition of each device is then rated either 'Good' or 'Excellent', with the final price reflecting that. Additionally, all purchases come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, so if you're not impressed with what you ended up with, you can request a repair, replacement or refund.
While a refurbished device will never be quite up to scratch with its factory-fresh counterpart, it's still a great option for those looking for great tech without the eye-watering price tag.