I had called beforehand to ask about the condition of the lens since I was a little scared to buy something that's refurbished. The operator told me they sell some overstock lenses as refurbished which gave me hope that i'd get a good lens. Well thankfully my lens arrived today and I'm delighted to say I got a brand new lens with a UY date code at less than the price of what some people are selling used. Very good day indeed. . Cheers!