medical electronic devices but what you'd need to do is have a comparison between other categories of used equipment. There is a difference between refurbished and factory reconditioned devices. To be legally sold as reconditioned, a device must be returned to "like new" in the way of performance and life expectancy. Refurbished devices may undergo the minimum examination and repair needed to return them to service. Customer returns commonly find themselves resold as refurbished as, legally, they cannot be legally sold as new.
Firstly, my apologies if I am in the wrong forum. I couldn't find a fit so I am relying on "Newbies" as it has served me so well in the past.
I frequently see "refurbished" items featured on c/net's "Cheapskate" site. Where do the refurbished items come from? To what extent are they refurbished? Are they returned items that someone did not want? Some sound too good to be true and we all know the old adage about too good to be true.