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Feb 23, 2014 13:27 |  #1

I have been looking at Canons website of refurbished lenses. Has anyone had a bad experience or regretted buying a refurbished lens and if so for what reason?




  
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Feb 23, 2014 13:47 |  #2

I've purchased two refurbished cameras and two refurbished lenses from Canon. No problems with any of them.




  
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Feb 23, 2014 13:49 |  #3

Yup no problems at all,They are supposed to be returns etc and Canon checks them out before re-selling as a refurb.
Full 1 year warranty on most stuff also.


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Feb 23, 2014 13:59 |  #4

5D2, 5D3, 70-200 2.8 IS II all refurb from Cano. All looked like new.


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Feb 23, 2014 14:01 as a reply to  @ runninmann's post |  #5

Thanks everyone Looks like maybe a 100-400 in store for me. Thank you




  
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Feb 23, 2014 14:29 |  #6

I was very happy with my refurb lens and now they even come with a one year warranty (prior it was just 90 days). So yes, its a good deal.

If you can wait, they occasionally have 10, 15 & 20% off sale which makes it an even better deal!


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Feb 23, 2014 15:52 |  #7

Refurbished might in some ways be better than new. At least a tech has individually gone over it.


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Feb 23, 2014 16:34 |  #8

gasrocks wrote in post #16711485 (external link)
Refurbished might in some ways be better than new. At least a tech has individually gone over it.

I've always felt that way!


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Feb 23, 2014 17:03 |  #9

Heya,

Canon refurbs are great. Less cost. And they definitely are in working condition and come with warranty still. If you're into buying quite a bit, the overall savings ends up giving you a new lens. Like buy X get 1 free almost if you really think about it.

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Feb 23, 2014 17:50 |  #10

I've purchase more things refurbed than new. Saves you a great deal of money!


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Feb 23, 2014 19:36 |  #11

Not a lens, but a camera 7D ... looked brand new when I opened the box, and I tried for two days to find a scratch on it or a problem with it. Nada - perfect, like new. I'd go refurbished every time in the future ...

Not only Canon, but B&H and Adorama sell refurbished as well, sometimes lower or equal to Canon, and with the one year warranty plus a 30 day return policy. Can't beat it ...




  
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Feb 23, 2014 22:15 |  #12

No way - two refurbs - two lenses that back focused. That was a 70-200 f/2.8 and the ef 200mm L f/2.8 II - returned both. Just ordered a new USA ef 200 L f/2.8 II from BHPhoto - 30min ago...

Won't buy refurbed anymore - I got better luck here from POTN users


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Feb 23, 2014 22:46 |  #13

I have several refurb lenses - all great quality, and nice savings, especially when on sale.




  
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Feb 24, 2014 11:35 as a reply to  @ BG Ed's post |  #14

I just bought a used refurbed and no problems.


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Feb 24, 2014 12:09 |  #15

Also picked up a refurb with no issues.




  
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