Ya rolls da dice, ya takes da chance
Generally refurb repair is no way up to individual repair standards as the techs are rushed with quotas to contain costs. The standard is called "plug and play." Self explanatory; they may let it run, subject to occasional visual check, but no careful bench test. They find some adjustment or fix to do, do something - then if product functions pretty much at all momentarily, that's that. They plugged it in and it played. No further assurances.
So people can, and sometimes do, get "burned." I have taken the chance, and it has gone either way. Your risk - your call. My decision would involve no shorty warranty - full warranty with possibility of a "real" extended warranty which I would probably pursue. There is a real value issue. There is a reason for longer term satisfaction usually trumping initial cost. However the immediately preceding sentence doesn't explain the unwashed masses making Wal-Marts parking lots to overflow. People like the low prices on stuff, increasingly from good old China. Balance of payments? Outsourced jobs? We don't make anything anymore but return on capital investment is the only reasonable conclusion. I guess the actual rich investors/ownership class will survive fine as China winds up buying a big chunk of America. But don't ever criticize Cheney/Bush as that would be "disloyal." Didn't we hear that before? Doesn't history teach anything about future avoidance? We know who the ruling class is now, but that's due to their successful strategy of lies playing on fear; but mostly that national level Dems. have been such a pitiful walkover.
If trends don't swing, will 2029 be a rerun of 1929? The Great Depression did solve the supply of willing servants problem.
My apologies for getting wound up.
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