Buying Apple-Certified Refurbished is as close to buying brand new as you can get.
Brad's Deals Editor David,
Get an Apple-Certified Refurbished iPad mini 4 128GB (in Silver or Space Gray) for $309 with free shipping at Apple Online. That's $60 less than a new one from a trusted online retailer, and Apple-Certified Refurbished iPads include the same one-year, extendable warranty as a new iPad, as well as a brand-new battery and outer shell. It runs on the A8 processor, and it features the very high-resolution Retina display and a fingerprint ID home button. Sales tax is charged in most states.