Apple Turns to eBay to Sell Refurbished iPhone 5’s at Half the Original Cost July 9, 2014 views: 1232 Ahead of the iPhone 6 launch, Apple has turned to eBay to empty out its inventory of factory refurbished gear. While it’s still to be confirmed whether the eBay store is officially Apple-run, a $499 price tag on a certified 64GB iPhone 5 is a good deal, especially when you consider they’re fully tested, in good condition and come with a one-year warranty. TechCrunch says eBay has declined to comment, while Apple has yet to comment and confirm whether the store is officially backed by them. First reported by Apple Insider, the store features about half a dozen iPhone 5’s in the range of $450 and $500, which is nearly 50% less than the original price. The devices are available in black and white, in 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB capacities. This is not the first time Apple has set up an eBay store to move products it doesn’t sell on its official website. Last year, it was for the iPad. That store was discontinued after three months and right before the launch of the new iPad mini Retina and iPad Air.