Apple and eBay combine to form hush-hush Factory Outlet store to sell refurbished iPhone 5 models

Apple and eBay combine to form hush-hush Factory Outlet store to sell refurbished iPhone 5 models
Apple has partnered with eBay, to sell Apple certified refurbished models of the Apple iPhone 5, all with a one-year warranty. The store offers the handsets at discounted prices. There are six different versions of the Apple iPhone 5 available from the store. All are GSM models that have been factory unlocked including the 64GB White iPhone 5 for $499, 64GB Black iPhone 5 for $499, 32GB White iPhone 5 for $479, 32GB Black iPhone 5 for $479, 16GB White iPhone 5 for $449 and 16GB Black iPhone 5 for $449.

Nowhere on the site does it say that it is being run by Apple, but the fact that they are Apple certified means that the gang in Cupertino does have something to do with it. This is the second time that Apple has tried a program like this; last time it lasted all of three months and Apple failed to keep the store open. Apple and eBay are keeping a low-profile with the store, electing not to promote it.

If you're interested in checking out the Factory Outlet, click on the sourcelink. The prices being asked for the refurbished iPhone 5 models can save you $200 to $350 off the MSRP of a similar new factory unlocked, GSM flavored Apple iPhone 5.

source: FactoryOutlet via RedmondPie

Related phones

iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Who knows the best place to buy a used Verizon iPhone 5?

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

San Francisco. It will be well used and maybe a bit smelly, but you should be able to find what you are looking for without too much trouble.

11. wildfiregt

Posts: 179; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

I advice you ,a XDA website partner. All products are in good conditions and trustable sellers

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Swappa is the same as buying via eBay except the prices are higher.

13. wilsong17 unregistered

Clean imei?

14. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Available on eBay as well. Just pay attention to the ad and buy from a reputable seller. I find eBay has a far better selection than Swappa and often can find a new phone for the same price as a "mint" phone on Swappa.

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

At least Apple has the memory pricing right, with a $50 gap between 16GB and 64GB. Though there are lots of problems with these used iPhone 5 models from what I read in the ATT forums. The ATT re-certified version of the iPhone 5 16GB is $313 and people are still returning it due to issues like the touch screen not working on all of the screen.

5. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

That's the Apple jedi mind trick at work. They want you to believe your getting a good deal on the 64gig model but the phones are still over priced. This phone will be 2 years old in 2 months. I've seen iPhone 5s models go from $300 to $400 on Craigslist.

3. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

lol refurbushed

4. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Those prices are still ridiculous. A new Nexus 5 unlocked is cheaper and a much better phone in every category.

6. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Thank you for this great article.

7. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

At least it's not as overpriced as a brand new iPhone 5S...

9. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

iPhone 5S 16 GB on craigslist in Orange County, CA go for about $400. These ebay iPhone are overpriced.

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yeah, I tend to find better deals NOT on ebay...

15. sunnyfpy

Posts: 277; Member since: May 12, 2013

Used phone old model ,half price or no deal! Used non removable battery haha!!!!

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