Re: Refurbs, worth the savings?
Refurbished products are very reliable, if they do it correctly. I know some companies, refurbish means to retest the hardware and if it works, it pass. Most companies will actually "recycle" the old product and recondition them with new internal workings so the final ouput is still cheaper than brand new retail part. I would say get it and if it doesn't work, send it back for repairs or refund.
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