Ive bought the occasional refurb with mostly good luck. I won't do it unless the savings are substantial. for 10 or 20% off, it's just not worth it. it's gotta be 40 to 60% off or more for me. Also, I consider the warranty. If a one to three year warranty suddenly drops to sixty days, I think long and hard before I buy it. Yes, as mentioned, sometimes there are returns just because someone didn't want it and you're getting same as new. And, yes, you might be getting a unit with more thorough testing or one that was properly repaired. But, my big fear is that the product has an intermittent problem, or some problem in a feature that is buried deep in a menu, not often used. Then, I'll be stuck with a lemon and no warranty. I bought a GPS that worked fine for a year or two, then wouldn't charge properly. Turns out there was a cold solder joint on the power connector inside. Most people wouldn't be able to detect or fix this.
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