Thread DetailsLast Edited by FrugalGamer June 29, 2016 at 09:43 AM
While responding in the $25 Walmart 55-250mm IS II thread, I checked Canon's online store and saw the EF-S 55-250mm IS STM Refurb on sale again for $129.99. This is a great price for this lens. The cheapest it's even gone (of which I'm aware) is $100 for the refurb back in January.
It's a great upgrade to the 55-250mm IS or IS II, as well as the EF 70-300mm (not IS USM).
Refurbished lenses sold directly by Canon come with the same 1-year warranty that new lenses have. They typically look just like new and you can't tell the difference other than that you receive it in a brown box rather than a retail box.
Edit: Also noteworthy is the refurbished EF 50mm f/1.8 STM for $89.79 .