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#1 Colin-M

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 22:35

I came across this site for the first time today:
http://shop.nikonusa...goryID.43897200

There won't necessarily be any bargains here, but a quick check on a 24-120mm showed a competitive price against Amazon.

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#2 Shac

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 22:03

I bought a refurbished D700 for myself, and a D7000 for a friend all worked well. Same with an Apple laptop. My feeling is that it's better than "new" b/c it means it was checked - I believe not all units are checked on the assembly line - just samples.

#3 Colin-M

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 17:27

Funnily enough, I've taken the re-furbished route for the last laptop, desktop and iPads I bought and saved 20-30% each time with virtually no issues (they actually sent me the 64Gb iPad instead of the 32Gb model I ordered!)

Looks like the Nikon option only exists in the US though.
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#4 buddyfoureyes

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 22:54

I've purchased several refurb items from Nikon.com -- a SB-600, SB-900, and 70-300 VR. All have been fine, good prices, have worked flawlessly for over 2 years. They were running a free shipping promo when i bought these, and with the free shipping, all were considerably cheaper than Amazon prices.

I would not hesitate to buy lower priced items refurbished, but I chose to buy my 70-200 VR II new to get the extended warranty.

#5 Colin-M

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 13:12

Cheers buddy.
I first moved to Nikon because of the wide availability of second hand & used gear. So far I've never had any bad experiences (most of Nikon's kit seems to be built to last). Doing this has let me buy things I could never otherwise have afforded.

Sadly I'm in the UK so can't make use of this US site.
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#6 Ron Scubadiver

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 13:30

I bought a refurbished 70-300 from Adorama for $409. It came with a third party lens cap. I should have sent it back. After about a year the VR quit and it cost $180 to fix it. Knowing Nikon's policies they probably would have called it impact damage and refused to fix it. After the repair, it worked much better than new. A year later it fell out of my bag from the overhead bin of an aircraft, all the way to the floor. That was another $180 repair, and this time it worked even better than before.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:30

I have purchased refurb, D4, D800E, 300/2.8VR II, 200/2VR I, AFD105/2 and AFD135/2 from a reputable retail store with no issues or complaints.
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