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Refurb'd goods....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Visage, 22 May 2006.

  1. Visage

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    Been thinking about buying a refurb'd mp3 player for the missus.

    I wont go into detail, as its from a competitor, but its about 40% cheaper than a 'new' one, and comes with a 12 month manufacturers guarantee.

    Has anyone ever bought other gadgety stuff thats been refurbed? ANy problems? Issues?

    Ta....
     
  2. pyro

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    Dude if they give you a year's guarantee, why not?
     
  3. DailyGeek

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    If anything a refurb means someone has taken the potential problems out of it :)
     
  4. mc_bob

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    I bought a refurbed, something cant remmember now but had no problems.
    Ah it was a mouse.
    Computer mouse btw.
    Was fine.


    MC_Bob
     
  5. Visage

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    Thats my thought. I was just wondering if there was something I was missing.....
     
  6. squiffy

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    I wouldn't buy a refurb.
     
  7. Visage

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    Why not?
     
  8. semi-pro waster

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    It might have manuals, cables or packaging missing or scratches on it but in theory the product comes with a 12 month warranty so should be just as good as any other. I bought a refurbished phone not too long ago and that was fine apart from the noted Sony-Ericcson problem of the joystick knackering itself up all too soon, I had a months warranty so haven't bothered getting it sorted but since you have a years warranty I don't see the problem :)
     
  9. squiffy

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    I've received refurb goods which are clearly faulty, the company denies it is faulty and just you...it's sold as a refurb so you don't have as many rights as brand new items. Usually 90 days. It requires legal action and on something worth £50-£200 isn't worth it. You also don't know of the condition why it was returned, condition/state of the battery (perhaps been overcharged by the previous owner) hard disc with bad sectors, intermittent dry solder joints, read errors etc. They don't test it properly.

    Just pay out the extra IMO.
     
    Last edited: 22 May 2006
  10. Bumhucker

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    I bought a refurbished iPod last week. It's been great so far but iTunes is annoying me! :mad:
     
  11. titchard

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    That made me giggle.

    i've bought refurb stuff and it's fine, and with a 12 month guarantee you can't go wrong, thats the same as the usual stuff!

    Rich
     
  12. Yewen

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    Most of my HiFi is refurb gear and its been fine, my chair is a refurb and it is also fine. :p

    If it is cheaper get it, scratched up like nobodys buisness send it back saying you changed your mind under the distance selling act. :)
     
  13. David _b

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    Was hardly a little furry white mouse from the pet shop :D
     
  14. mc_bob

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    Lmao, you never know

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