When did refurbs really come in to mass market?
Responding to another question today made me think about this idea.
There really is a totally separate market for refurbs. Articles are out there that tell you to try and always buy refurbs on Apple as they come with the same warranty and a new outer shell (I can't validate that). But, it seems as this is a flourishing market for products of all manufacturer's.
Even more so, what did they use to do with the parts that now being used in refurbs?