1 Stars By Phil on 2015-07-08
NOT Certified Refurbished.
I love The Apple Ipad (we'll see about this one), but this is NOT Apple Refurbished. This is just USED! I've purchased a lot of Refurbished items over the years, and most are as good and sometimes better, than new. This iPad had the old protective plastic reapplied (poorly), had food crumbs in the box. The charge cable was just stuffed in. The packaging was not complete and was rather beat up.
Wife just called and said it would not charge over night. The charging cable is bad.
Glad that AlumiGogo takes good care of their customers on this type of purchase.
1 Stars By Dad Dude on 2015-12-17
Did not work
The "refurbished" iPad i received never got passed the Apple Logo screen. I spent over an hour with Apple Support and they couldn't figure out the issue and felt it might be defective hardware. If you're going to ship something and call it refurbished, at least make sure it works before sending it. The packaging was professionally padded, the cosmetic look of the iPad was great so i had high hopes but the fact that it was unusable and i wasted a lot of time trouble shooting was extremely frustrating.
1 Stars By Sarah on 2015-10-25
bad bad bad all around
I have to revise my original review now that I've used this for a few days. It's garbage. Connected to the internet, but was obnoxiously slow. Couldn't watch movies on it at all, even had a hard time loading tweets. I figured hey, maybe it's an issue with the wifi? So I tested it using my macbook and my roommate's iPad, and everything seemed fine. I then actually ran a speed test on my macbook (download speed: 19.4 mbps), my roommate's iPad (download speed: 21.3 mbps), and this iPad (1.7 mbps). Atrocious. I tried a hard reset of the unit (no change in speed), I tried deleting all network settings (download speed became .6 mbps), I tried wiping the whole unit (download speed became .09 mbps). I'm not sure if I just got a bad unit, but between this and the charger issue (explained in my original review below), there's no way I'd recommend this to anyone I like.
Original review: The iPad itself is excellent, mine arrived in like new condition. I wouldn't have known it wasn't new if I didn't know, in fact. However, the charger provided was awful. The 12w adapter screamed (like a dog whistle) and burned when I plugged it into the wall, and the battery icon on my iPad kept flicking between "charging" and "not charging." Upon inspection of the charger, which at first appeared legit, I realized it had all of the same language as an actual Apple 12w adapter, without actually saying the word Apple anywhere on it. Photos included to compare the one I received with the adapter my roommate has for her iPad. I called AlumiGogo and they credited my account enough that I could go to the Apple Store and get a legit charger, but it's still something for other purchasers to look out for!
1 Stars By Phil Logan-kelly on 2017-11-16
Had to take advantage of the 90 day warranty
Had to take advantage of the 90 day warranty as the iPad would reboot by it's self. The vender stood by the product and has granted a refund. My guess it was just the luck of the draw and others have had good luck.
The trouble started when we were just a few days out on our three week vacation and my wife relied on the iPad to read books. So we went to the local Walmart and purchased a new iPad. Otherwise I'm sure the vender would have gladly replaced it.
I'm pleased with the vender's response.
1 Stars By charles rosa on 2017-09-21
Horrible battery and recharge is nearly impossible
This iPad was clearly sold with a battery that lasts for 1 hr. Once it dies down, it then takes almost 12 hrs of charging to reach 80%. I wouldn't purchase from this seller ever again. Bought it as a gift, they opened it this month and are super disappointed. Zero stars if I could.
5 Stars By TySon on 2017-11-11
As described and works great. Needed a 2nd basic model for child care check-in at work and this did the job. Looks new and the setup was as expected. I did a lot of research and the price was the best on AlumiGogo.
4 Stars By mavenmags on 2016-04-25
I'm a Samsung devotee, and have iPads mostly for ...
I'm a Samsung devotee, and have iPads mostly for electronic textbooks and a few work apps. I do have to say that this is definitely faster than my 3, but that's mostly notable only when I'm running stats software. Aside from the charger switch from 30-pin to lightning, that's the only discernible difference.
5 Stars By '66 Dart GT on 2016-05-06
Apple Quality Style and Security Doesn't Dissapoint
There's not much that I can add to Apples quality and stylish iPad. It,doesn't disappoint. If anything I would have liked more storage. But that's a decision to make at the time of purchase. It's storage still beats other tablets on the market. No question, I highly recommend the iPad 4.
5 Stars By Alexander Lopez on 2017-10-22
Reliable Seller and Impressive Product
Really reliable refurbished IPad, just like a brand new stuff. Screen is pretty clean and when I open it up, it has 27.8 GB storage. I used it for playing 2k18 and it works smoothly well. Nice shot!
5 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2017-03-25
SO Far so good
I've had it for two weeks and I haven't had a problem. fingers crossed it stays that way!