WHY refurbished? Does that mean lousy brand?
by colquhoun3709 - 7/27/07 5:32 AM
In my search for a new HDTV (my last one died after a coupla years) I want one that is good, but cheap.
I have been considering many "off-brand" TVs, like Syntax Olevia (no tuner) and Vizio.
The BEST prices are, natch, the refurbished ones. I like the prices, but many refurbished TVs make me worry.
WHY are they refurbished? Did they quickly break, and if so, why? Were they lousy TVs? Were there gazillions of returns because they were highly unsatisfactory? If I buy a refurbished TV, am I throwing money to the wind?
A used car is far different. Many people lease cars, and others trade-in frequently. But you can buy under long-term warranty (sometimes a few years) and you have an idea of longevity.
It is far different with TVs. I believe the majority of people invest in a television and keep it for years. They would only send it back if it was, um, a lemon.
So, say it IS a lemon. When it is refurbished, has the company FIXED the problem they didn't realize existed when they sold it, so the newly refurbished TV is a better quality.
Points to ponder!