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Refurb: Worth the risk or run away?

 
TerryMc
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Dec 09, 2009 09:41 |  #1

Hi

I am hoping to buy my first DSLR and have decided on the Canon EOS 1000d (Rebel Xs).

The problem is funds!! (isn't it always)

Is it worth taking the risk and getting a canon refurb model from ebay with a 90 day warranty? Or is it best to wait until sufficient funds are available and get a brand new one with full warranty?

I would welcome your advice




  
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Dec 09, 2009 09:53 |  #2

Welcome to the forum. There's absolutely nothing wrong with a refurb. Some will argue that they are even better than new as they have actually been individually checked. If you are worried about the 90 day warranty you can purchase a secondary warranty from someone like Mack, or Squaretrade. Another option is to take a look at the refurbished offerings from Adorama as they usually offer a 1 year warranty.




  
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Dec 09, 2009 09:56 |  #3

Use Adorama, B&H or www.keh.com (external link), or the Selling Forum here. All excellent resources.


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Dec 09, 2009 10:02 |  #4

there is nothing wrong with refurbed goods, like said the manufacturer will check it before it leaves the factory , normally the take a samples out off a normal product line so doa (dead on arrival) or missing parts every thing is possible and you have to be lucky ..

when you buy a extra warrenty above the 90 day for refurbs you gain more than you lose in money..
just check the sellers raiting look not only for the good feedback but also the negative feedback..


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Dec 09, 2009 10:02 as a reply to  @ tvphotog's post |  #5

I would second using B&H or Adorama. I just picked up a refurb 40D and I could not tell the difference between it and my other 40D when bought new.


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Dec 09, 2009 10:37 |  #6

I would use B&H or Adorama - Adorama includes a free one year warranty




  
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Dec 09, 2009 10:39 |  #7

there is no risk. You only run the risk of spending less money and being very satisfied.


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Dec 09, 2009 10:56 |  #8

TerryMc wrote in post #9164084 (external link)
Hi

I am hoping to buy my first DSLR and have decided on the Canon EOS 1000d (Rebel Xs).

The problem is funds!! (isn't it always)

Is it worth taking the risk and getting a canon refurb model from ebay with a 90 day warranty? Or is it best to wait until sufficient funds are available and get a brand new one with full warranty?

I would welcome your advice

If in the UK then the Canon Outlet ebay site is solid for refurb. stock.
Just be careful you don't get carried away and spend more than you intend............
Check prices before you start to bid, some things go for very close to dealer prices - people do get carried away!




  
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Dec 09, 2009 11:08 |  #9

If you buy from a big company like adorama or b&h you should be just fine :)


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Dec 14, 2009 16:58 as a reply to  @ EmmaRose's post |  #10

Thanks for all your help and advice everyone.

EOS 1000D is on it's way to me via the Canon Outlet on ebay (UK). 12 months warranty and under budget, so some spare pennies too! :D




  
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Dec 15, 2009 07:18 as a reply to  @ TerryMc's post |  #11

Congrats!


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Dec 15, 2009 16:36 |  #12

PaulB wrote in post #9164562 (external link)
If in the UK then the Canon Outlet ebay site is solid for refurb. stock.
Just be careful you don't get carried away and spend more than you intend............
Check prices before you start to bid, some things go for very close to dealer prices - people do get carried away!

And its 12months warranty from the Canon Ebay site too. I too would also warn about paying too much!!


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Dec 15, 2009 16:38 |  #13

Vouching Adorama and B&H for refurbs... I love my refurb 40D with 13 clix LOL


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