Apple now selling used products online in China

Company has launched an online store selling refurbished products in an aim to boost its business there.

Apple announced Tuesday it has opened an online store selling used products in China in an effort to expand its business there, according to a Reuters report.

The new store is offering discounts of up to 22 percent on various refurbished products. Apple said on its Web site that the products had been previously sold, then returned, and had undergone quality tests, Reuters reported.

An Apple representative in China would not say how many products are available on the site. But the store was featuring such items as an iPod shuffle for 308 yuan ($45) and an iMac for 14,000 yuan, according to Reuters.

iPod shuffles
Apple has launched an online store in China to sell used products, including iPod shuffles. Apple
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