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    What is 'Grade A Refurbished'

    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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    Good question to ask on refurbished stuff is what's the guarentee like.
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    Refurbished means it's been handed back as faulty and repaired, then resold. The grade A doesn't mean anything.
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    Quote 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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    Quote 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.
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    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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    Quote 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
    Quote 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.
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    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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