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    What's refurbished camera?

    Sorry another dumb question, but what's refurbished camera? I know both words "refurbish" and "camera" but I don't really understand when they are combined. I don't think it means second hand is it? And why is this word "refurbished" only used with "camera"s? I've never heard of refurbished toilet or anything like that for example. Or does it have special meaning when combined with camera? Could someone explain? Thanks.

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    it's when a camera is sent back to the manufacturer to be repaired because either the original owner damaged it, or it was damaged/not working properly when first used etc.

    This happens with most electronics, not just cameras.

    You used to get a lot of refurbished high end CRT monitors back in the day. IIyama were very common for that. Some good deals can be had on factory refirbished gear.

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    also a lot of stuff will just be returns that the buyer decided he didnt want, becasue the packaging and warranty seals on the packaging are open they sell them as refurb as they have been through the test, (fix if applicable) and repack process.

    if you get one that doesnt seem right or has more scratch's than you can cope with, return for another.

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    Thanks to both of you, but I still don't understand why this word refurbished is widely used only for cameras? For example some retailer have refurbished camera section but I see no refurbished monitor or refurbished motherboard section anywhere but they are all rather categolized in b-grade or clearance section. Why is that?

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    a good camera can last a lifetime, and parts are made for years after production ceases.

    not the same PC parts, they become obsolete so fast there isnt much point repairing them.

    refurbished monitors are held back for warranty exchange, and i guess most motherboards are as well.

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    Ah, I think I got it. Thanks So same can be said for something like expensive watches or jewellies, right?

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    various trades use different terminology to describe there products, i guess as expensive watch's are more than likely to be classed as a jewellery item it falls into antique or 2nd hand, both meaning just about the same thing in my mind bar the price tag

    off topic, when i 1st worked in the lighting trade and someone comes in and asks for a bulb, you tell em a bulb grows in the garden and a lamp is what there after.. even though tesco sell light bulbs its to describe the shape and keep terminology the consumer can understand, as a lamp in the retail sectors a stand and socket with a shade on it.. it doesnt even come with a lamp/light bulb half the time.

    what have you started

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    Hmm these things are too complicated for a foreigner like me. But at least now I understood refurbished camera. Still learning a lot at 37!

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    and it helps u go to the toilet

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    lol. thanks

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