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    why do people compare original price against refurb price

    So why do people start comparing refurb deals against the original price? Surely refurb are meant to be cheaper than original price, which makes it not a deal!

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    I agree! its only slightly better than an item being secondhand! and with less of a warranty than buying new

    For me if its a refurb I look for a minimum 25% reduction dependent on the warranty offered. It always makes me smile when you see refurb deals saying good as new etc. then they only offer 3 months warranty. Not a lot of faith in their own refurbishment.
    Edited by: "Argoj" 27th Dec 2014

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    For me if its a refurb I look for a minimum 25% reduction dependent on … For me if its a refurb I look for a minimum 25% reduction dependent on the warranty offered. It always makes me smile when you see refurb deals saying good as new etc. then they only offer 3 months warranty. Not a lot of faith in their own refurbishment.

    . But you expect it to be less, so it is not a deal than. Why do people say it's a deal.

    I buy "Amazon used". cheaper & almost always guaranteed to be new.. plus 12 mth warranty applies
    I do this all the time , my two most recent purchases a Delonghi ceramic coffee grinder and a Breville twin paddle bread maker were new

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    if a refurb is in mint condition and comes with the same warranty, in what way are you getting something better by paying more for something brand new

    so if you are getting the same thing for less, if not a deal what is it?

    plus new items can be repaired before leaving the factory if a fault is found during manufacture, meaning a new item could have had more problems than something that is now being sold as a refurb

    Because its a referb yeah it's basically still new just fixed but if there's not a big saving why does it matter. Stupid question really

    people looking for the cheapest options often consider refurbs so if an item retails at £120, is available as a refurb for £90 but is on sale somewhere for £100, the other prices are given for comparison and for the person to make a call based on their own concerns e.g. some people would happily pay £10 for the new one rather than £30 at full retail price, others may still like to save the tenner and some people may not have even known about the refurb option.
    it's better to be over-informed than ignorant!

    If its from Tesco outlet or argos outlet with a years warranty I do. It is often brand new and sealed! If the companys packaging changes those in the old packaging are sold as refurbished.
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