: Refurbished LCD Questions?!!

2008-06-14, 02:26 PM
I am thinking about getting a refurbished Samsung 40''+ LCD. They are at least 500 dollars lower than FS price. However, it does not have manufacturer's warranty any more. I called the store, the rep told me it is 230 for one year or 250 for two years for warranty.

I would love to have your opinions about refurbished tv. How reliable they are? Do they often run into problem. Shall I buy its warranty for a peace of mind?

Any personal experience would be appreciated! thanks.

2008-06-14, 02:39 PM
FS' regular pricing is not very good - when things go on sale there, they are usually 20% off or more. What is the make/model of the TV? Are there similar models discussed in the HDTV deals section of this forum?

If there is no warranty at all - say 90 Days at least, then I'd walk away, otherwise your price is back up to "regular" pricing...

When you have time, check out the following post, useful for people new to the forum.


2008-06-17, 11:30 AM
I would never buy refurbished. I like brand new with warrantee.

Refurb is usually a return or an exchange, which means somebody eles problem.

2008-06-17, 02:35 PM
Or got damaged during shipment. Not worth the savings.

2008-06-17, 03:55 PM
Refurbished could mean problematic.

See Beware of Third Class televisions (http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=87081)