Why is a factury remanufactured reciever so much less

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  1. Mario**A

    Mario**A Auditioning

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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?
     
  2. Ches Campbell

    Ches Campbell Stunt Coordinator

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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.
    Peace
     
  3. Pete Jennings

    Pete Jennings Second Unit

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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

    Pete
     

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