Why is a factury remanufactured reciever so much less

Mario**A

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Take the harmon kardon avr520 for example on harmans website

New 899.00
remanufacured 597.00

Are the parts they put in less quality?
 

Ches Campbell

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Remanufactured are used, and therefore may have some cosmetic damages such as small scrathes and dents. The build quality is the same. If you can get one with a full warranty, a refurb is a good way to go for the money.
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If it's "factory certified" as refurbished, with a full warranty it can be a good buy. Manufacturers will always have a certain percentage of out of box failures that a retail store swaps out for a customer and sends back to them, and sometimes a new product line has its share of initial bugs that results in yet more returns. You actually probably have a good chance of getting a solid product out of a refurb because it likely has been bench tested before it was re-packaged, and common EC's (Engineering Corrections) have been applied, firmware updated, etc.

A year minimum parts and labor warranty with the ability to return it if you don't like it can make a refurb a good deal.

My $.02

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