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Old 04-09-2013, 09:02 AM
thrustbucket thrustbucket is offline
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Quote from blubyu View Post :
Got one the last time they ran the same deal. Looked brand new minus the original packaging.
Quote from QCJLo View Post :
That's a pretty bold statement to make without any real proof.
I buy refurb all the time and they are often (But not always) obviously brand new products. Sometimes VERY obviously - like NIkon cameras that you can see how many pictures have been taken on, and NIkon says they don't/can't reset the number count for refurbs.

I bought a kindle fire (refurb) right before they announced the HD. It was very obviously brand new.

Do your research. Company's sell new as refurb all the time when they want to get rid of stock. They can't sell new below a certain discount without running into legal/tax issues, apparently. Not to mention it really pisses off all the stores that sell your products when you decide to clear them out at huge discounts - so "refurbing" gets around that issue.

Last edited by thrustbucket; 04-09-2013 at 09:06 AM..