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    For christmas I've asked my mum for a digital camera, and don't have a clue which ones are good or not. However, I have the opportunity to buy a Nikon Coolpix S7 for 95 (RRP 170) 'Grade A Refurbished' through ebuyer.co.uk. As far as I'm aware this means it's 'as new' but doesn't have the extended manufacturers warranty and so on. The camera shouldn't be more than 100, and just needs to take nice photos. Would be good if it was good in low-light, because I do take photos whilst going out. In fact, the cheaper the better really, it's just to get photos onto my HDD. I do enjoy photograhy and always end up taking millions of photos, so I was considering something like this:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fuji-FinePix...7569284&sr=1-6

    but of course I've got no chance of taking that out with me. Any recommendations? Does the nikon coolpix sound like a good deal? My friend who is amatuer but-will-be-professional-one-day photographer says it's a great camera at a great price... but the 'refurbished' sticker is a bit scary.
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  • #2
    Good question to ask on refurbished stuff is what's the guarentee like.
    Growls

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    • #3
      Refurbished means it's been handed back as faulty and repaired, then resold. The grade A doesn't mean anything.
      Whowhere, neither here nor there.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Whowhere View Post
        Refurbished means it's been handed back as faulty and repaired, then resold. The grade A doesn't mean anything.
        I know there was a guide somehwere. It was something like:

        Grade A: identical to new product
        Grade B: possibly signs of wear, documentation may be missing
        Grade C: damaged in some way but still operates properly

        Last time I bought something refurbished it was broken. Physically. But this is quite a good deal.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by ShyBoy View Post
          I know there was a guide somehwere. It was something like:

          Grade A: identical to new product
          Grade B: possibly signs of wear, documentation may be missing
          Grade C: damaged in some way but still operates properly

          Last time I bought something refurbished it was broken. Physically. But this is quite a good deal.
          Ah, I thought "grade A" was a cyinical marketing ploy.
          Whowhere, neither here nor there.

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          • #6
            That's right, Grade A means identical to new including packaging and warranty etc.

            Usually bulk Grade A items are things that are recalled for fault button etc so they redo the whole batch but have to classify them as refurbs then
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            • #7
              Originally posted by ShyBoy View Post
              Grade A: identical to new product
              Grade B: possibly signs of wear, documentation may be missing
              Grade C: damaged in some way but still operates properly
              Originally posted by Whowere
              I thought "grade A" was a cyinical marketing ploy.
              depending where you are buying from - it can mean both the above.
              Good judgement comes from experience.
              Experience comes from bad judgement.

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              • #8
                I doubt that there will be a legal definition of "grade a" so basically it'll boil down to the policy of the sellers.

                Standard legal covers will apply to the sale though, fit for purpose etc..
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