Cameraworld has just put a big selection of refurbished Nikon DSLRs on their site. (currently discounted to £485 both at currys and Amazon plus £50 promo cashback. This Cameraworld deal offers quite a saving even compared with the £50 cashback deal on brand new stock from these two retailers)
I picked this one out as a good saving.
24.1-MP DX-format CMOS sensor
A 3.0" LCD (921k) Vari-angle monitor
Full HD Movie with a built-in stereo microphone
EXPEED 3 Image Processing Engine (same as Nikon’s D800 & D4)
High ISO (100–6400, extendable to 25600 equivalent)
39-point AF system with 9 cross type sensors (same as D7000)
5fps continuous shooting
2,016-pixel RGB metering sensor
Refurbished Nikon D5200 & 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 VR II
6 months Warranty.
‘Refurbished’ is just a generic term used to describe something that can’t quite be sold as brand new. In most cases it’s just an item that has been returned after a change of mind, maybe after stern words from their better half when they got home. Usually the only sign is a slightly marked box.
They may have a small fault that is then rectified. Whatever the reason, these items are then individually checked to a standard that is actually higher than new, supplied with all original accessories and guaranteed. They’re really just like a new one about 5 minutes after you’ve bought it – just like when you buy a car with delivery mileage! But, for the lucky buyers it means BIG SAVINGS!