Apple iPad Mini (2nd Gen) 7.9" Tab w/Case

is this a factory refurbished unit or did you and friends refurbish it?

This is not factory reconditioned. It is 3rd party refurbished.

“Refurbished” covers everything from buyers’ remorse returns and products whose defects have been repaired by the pros to damaged packaging and discontinued items. If you can accept their checkered past, refurbs have a lot of love to give.