Many things are overpriced online. I think the sellers work on the basis that the buyer does not look elsewhere or considers it a better product. As for anything so called refurbished, give it a miss unless you want a second hand one that has had a wipe over with a damp cloth or a returned item that is probably faulty.
As for anything so called refurbished, give it a miss unless you want a second hand one that has had a wipe over with a damp cloth or a returned item that is probably faulty.
I recently purchased a refurbished Panasonic video recorder which to all intents and purposes was as new but cost around half the price of a new one.
I used to work for a manufacturer that also refurbished pagers. They were tested to spec and repaired as necessary. The case, battery contacts, display lens and lanyard were all replaced with new items, so hardly a wipe down with a damp cloth.
The refurbished pagers were then sent to an independent quality control company for final inspection before being returned to the customer or in some cases rejected and returned to us. (too many rejects and the entire batch would be returned)
I don't know what experience you have of refurbished products, but they can't all be tarred with the same brush.
oresome - I have also purchased a refurbished Panasonic, In this case a video recorder with DVD writing capability, the only manufacturer to support this format now. The first one was faulty but a quick phone call and it was replaced post haste. Second one has behaved very well since. Still prefer my old Toshiba but unfortunately they no longer make them. Again a great saving compared to a new one.
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