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What Store Should I Chose ???

I decided, after searching the Internet high and low for top 10 digital cameras, to buy the "Konica Minolta Dimage A2" model (I want the best camera around 500$-600$). Now, I've seen here:

The lowest price is $558.99 at "Abe's Of Maine" but under the price says "Refurb". What is refurb ? It's like a second hand camera, a used camera ? Why is it the price so low. What's the trick ? I want a new camera in a sealed package with a full warranty. What store should I choose from the list ? (the lower price, the better).

... By the way, what do you think about my choice ?

Sorry for my bad English. It's not my native language.

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Refurb or not Refurb

I think you have chosen a nice camera. But I avoid buying refurbished products -products that have broken while still under warranty and then been repaired. The original purchaser probably received a replacement product. The "refurbished" product then gets re-sold, often with a new warranty. Lowest price isn't always the best company to go with! Always call them on their 800# first. Confirm that the camera is in stock, that it is new and under warranty, what it comes with (battery, cables, case etc.) and the total price including shipping to your door. A lot of online retailers attract you with cheap prices and then charge ridiculous shipping and handling fees.

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I have recently started using B&H Photo. They frequently

show up in seller lists with good ratings. I have made two fairly large purchases from them, and have been completely satisfied. They are also very competitive. I haven't purchased refurb, but probably would for the camera you are talking about. However, you have to research the seller a bit.

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