A few weeks ago, a mysterious Apple refurbished store opened on eBay. Neither Apple nor eBay will confirm whether the store, labeled only “Refurbished Outlet” is actually run by Apple. However, 9 To 5 Mac report that they have verified that this is indeed an Apple run eBay store, but don’t say how they know. The eBay store has hidden corporate information, but “nothing in the way of contact information or a traceable backend”. The store is rated with 99.7% positive buyer reviews, but there’s no information on where the gear is coming from.
Aside from the image fonts above, which are an uncharacteristic wreck, there are many telltale signs of Apple’s direct involvement. Just like Apple’s own refurbished products, the “refurbished outlet” products all have the following: