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Manufacturer refurbished equipment - good deal?

RStyleRStyle Posts: 1,732 Captain
Thinking about a second camera body and can save some money if I buy
refurbished by manufacturer
Any bad experiences? Safe? Bad idea?


  • FlashFlash Posts: 12,658 AG
    All my Nikon DSLR's are refurbished. D200 and D7100. Cameta Camera. Never had any issues with them. One Olympus point and shoot. Also no issues.

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  • WaterEngineerWaterEngineer Posts: 24,412 AG
    Flash got this one right, of course. The only thing to add is what is the worry? Refurbs come with a warranty.
  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    i'd buy one in a heartbeat from keh and adorama.....
    i'd also buy used fro either as well....
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  • tk's joytk's joy Posts: 2,490 Officer
    To me it's a no brainer. They're anything from open box to redone. Chances are they've been checked out by a technician much closer than a new one coming off the line. I'll take a refurb any day over new.

  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,397 Captain
    Just make sure you are aware of the terms of warranty. I have a 70-300 VR refurb and I think the warranty period was only 6 months. Not a big deal to me but if it was a 70-200 VR I probably would look into third party warranty. I know a guy looking at a 1000 repair cost on his Canon 70-200 is II which was not a refurb but is a few months out of warranty. Ouch.
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