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  1. deademon

    deademon Thread Starter

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    not sure if this is the best place for the question, but i saw peripherals in the description of the forums.

    so my question, is there a guide or something giving me the heads up about refurbished items? like are they trust worth or something along those lines. or may i ask you guys about what you think of it? is it a good idea to buy refurbished? this is pertaining to a camera.

    thanks
     
  2. Elvandil

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    I guess it depends how much you trust the retailer and what guarantee comes with it.

    Personally, I buy refurbished very often. Most products are not tested when made. A sample size is chosen that assures a high percentage of working products, say 99% or more, but it is unusual that every single product coming down the assembly line is tested.

    So, some bad ones get through. The company assumes a level of acceptable failure. But refurbished items have been tested and repaired, so they are far more likely to be working than even the new ones. And if they give you a guarantee, even if only 30 days, any major fault will surely appear in that time.

    I have always had good luck with the refurbished items at Tigerdirect.com, but I would be hesitant to buy any from a retailer that I had never done business with before. Guarantess are only good if backed up with action.

    (Keep in mind, also, that some items labelled as "refurbished" may actually be brand new, either as returns or that have minor cosmetic imperfections. I got an electronic encyclopedia at 10% retail price because it had a barely visible discoloration of the case. That is usually explained on the sale site if they do this sort of thing.)
     
  3. Noyb

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    What is the seller's return policy ??
    Does it sill have the Mfr's Warranty ??

    I bought a Refurb Computer once .. But it was a build out when the Mfr. changed models.
    It was actually brand new.
     
  4. captainron276

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    I have purchased many reburg computers in the past and 90% of those were new never used; but had been sent back to warehouse. I bet I have purchased a dozen from Ubid.com for family and friends with excellant results and they back up what they sell.

    Good luck:)
     
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