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Old Feb 14, 2010, 11:11 AM   #1
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Default Is "refurbished" still ok?

Hi all,
I'm new to the DSLR world. I've been gaining tons of help from this site, thanks.
Can anybody give me any advice on purchasing "refurbished" lenses from Adorama? I'm thinking of picking up a Canon 55-250 IS "refurbished" for $199. Is there any reason I should NOT do this, and instead get it new for $50 more?
I'm on a budget, and will only semi-frequently use the lens.
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Old Feb 14, 2010, 11:45 AM   #2
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Lenses are the anvils of the phtographic industry. If anything goes wrong, it's obvious.

And a lens that's been factory refurbished has had a second pass through QC, which is not a bad idea.

But by saving $50, you're giving up the Canon warranty for an Adorama warranty. That is, if soemthing goes wrong with it, you need to send it to Adorama, not Canon.

Also, with a IS lens, there are more moving parts and more things that can go wrong. It might be worth the extra $50 just to get Canon to work on it if it does fail.
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Old Feb 15, 2010, 8:10 AM   #3
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But by saving $50, you're giving up the Canon warranty for an Adorama warranty. That is, if soemthing goes wrong with it, you need to send it to Adorama, not Canon.
That's not actually quite accurate; if a customer returns a faulty Canon refurb to us during the warranty period, we simply replace the unit - and we send any faulty refurbs back to Canon ourselves.
If we can't replace the item because we're out of stock, we offer a refund.
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