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Refurbished players

by D.W. Read / June 12, 2009 2:41 AM PDT

What do you think about buying a refurbished (or "recertified") mp3 player? I see Sansa Clip 2GB for $30 including shipping.

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Hit, miss bunch.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2009 3:18 AM PDT
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I've bought such things but only if the maker does the refurb. Such as geeks.com has such things.

-> Do not expect free tech support on refurbs.
Bob

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How do you know who did the refurbishing?
by D.W. Read / June 12, 2009 4:15 AM PDT
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I looked at Geeks.com but didn't find any indication of where the refurbishing was performed. And is there any difference between refurbishing and recertification?

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The phone.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2009 9:10 AM PDT

When I need to ask I found I had to use the phone. So far all the geeks refurbs have been super units. You'll see them list "open box" when it's just a re-pack.
Bob

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I like the clip, but
by ktreb / June 12, 2009 4:02 AM PDT
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My experience
by themorn2112 / June 19, 2009 1:56 PM PDT
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I bought a refurbed Creative Labs Zen Micro (5Gb) from Geek.com several "years" ago. Still works great, keeping in mind that the Zen micro uses a miniature hard drive memory.

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Sansa e250
by eelydnic / June 19, 2009 11:46 PM PDT
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I purchased a Sansa e250 refurb almost 2 years ago and it still works great. Think I got it from Buy.com. Also, yu can remove the "refurb" lettering on the back with a little bit of rubbing alcohol or goo-gone.

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I've had really good luck
by grymlyn / June 20, 2009 7:37 AM PDT
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I bought 2 Sansa 250e's a couple of years ago and they work great. My son was even able to get support/help from the manufacturer when he thought he had killed his changing the software. I'm happy with my player and the $$$$ I saved.

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