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Dec 05, 2007 11:52 |  #1

a factory refurbished lens (70-200 f/4) from B&H? It has a three month warranty. What should be my concerns?


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Dec 05, 2007 11:53 |  #2

I would a lot of people buy used lenses with NO warranty. I did, and I'm alright! lol *knock on wood*


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Dec 05, 2007 12:35 |  #3

I would have no reservations about buying a refurb from an established place like B&H. Sometimes refurbs are even better than new as they have already gotten personal attention from a certified tech and have been individually calibrated. That said, I would still rather buy new if the difference isn't too substantial. But if you can save 10-20%, I'd say go for it.


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Dec 05, 2007 12:53 |  #4

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I would have no reservations about buying a refurb from an established place like B&H. Sometimes refurbs are even better than new as they have already gotten personal attention from a certified tech and have been individually calibrated. That said, I would still rather buy new if the difference isn't too substantial. But if you can save 10-20%, I'd say go for it.

agreed. even more, many "refurbs" are simply store returns items that are brand new but can't be sold as new since they were returns. B&H, Adorama, and other like it are safe bets for this type of purchase.


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Dec 05, 2007 13:00 |  #5

I would...but only if it was significantly cheaper then buying a mint used model from our for sale area.


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Dec 05, 2007 13:11 |  #6

If you get a good deal, go ahead. I ended up buying my camera with no warranty.


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Dec 05, 2007 13:12 |  #7

I bought a refurbished 70-200mm f/2.8 from Adorama and it was perfect. I used it for about a year before selling it and it was perfect when I sold it.


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Dec 05, 2007 13:16 |  #8

Yes, nothing wrong with getting something refrub.

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As others have noted savings are the deal maker or breaker.


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Dec 05, 2007 13:16 as a reply to  @ bob_r's post |  #9

Only if it was significantly cheaper than a new one.
If it is a matter of $30-$40, I'd buy a new one.




  
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Dec 05, 2007 13:18 |  #10

I personally would have no problem buying refurbed from a reputable place such as B&H. I've bought two refurbed Dells with absolutely no problem (directly from Dell).

I would be sure that the savings is worth the added risk, however.


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Dec 05, 2007 13:18 |  #11

Yes, refurb is good. Lenses and cameras as well.


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