Apple Launches New eBay Store for Refurbished iPods, iPads, and Macs

Posted in Apple, Apple News on 20/11/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


eBay has long been a popular place to buy and sell new and used electronics, and now even Apple is getting into the swing of eBay! The company has apparently opened a new eBay store for refurbished Apple products, with pricing identical to what’s available in the refurbished section of the Apple Online Store.

 While it was initially unknown who actually opened the store, as no identifying information was provided linking the page to Apple, 9to5Mac reports that the new eBay shop is indeed run by Apple:

We thought that Apple might be testing the waters to sell refurbished products directly to customers through eBay, and it seems that’s exactly what is happening. We’ve discovered that this is, in fact an Apple run Store within Ebay. It is in trial and could open the door to much bigger things. No one would go on the record at Ebay however.

It’s quite interesting to see Apple experimenting on eBay, as it marks their first venture into selling directly on a site other than their own. It’ll be especially interesting to see how the new page works out for Apple, and if they continue running the store on a long-term basis.

You can check out the store for yourself over at eBay.


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.