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Old 02-28-2008, 08:26 AM
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Hey guys I need some advise about buying a refurbished zen from creative. Is it wise to buy a refurbished product or should I spend more and get a brand new one? The refurbished one is only $70 shipped versus $100+ for a new one but the refurbed one only has a 90 day warranty. Any advice is appreciated. thanks, Jon
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:04 AM
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It depends.... Usually the problem with refurbished items is you never really know what the problem was before it was refurbished. I don't like not knowing that. Also, where are you buying it from? A well known retailer or from someone or some web site that not many have heard of? They also usually lack the warranty of new items. For me, the price difference would not be worth it. I would buy new.

For $18 more, you can get new:
$88.23 http://www.provantage.com/creative-l...1~7CRLU07C.htm

Even Walmart has it:
$89.98 http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...00000003142050
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:05 AM
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I would be buying it direct from creative.
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:26 AM
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Ok, still..... it is your call. Not enough of a price difference between new and refurb for me.
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:37 PM
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Buy it from a store that has a nice return policy. Creative will take weeks to get it repaired. You buy it new from Walmart, Best Buy, etc, you can return it that day.
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:42 PM
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For what it's worth..... I purchased my 32GB Zen from Creative's Web Site and the 4GB version from NewEgg. Both have no real issues of defects at all. NewEgg will take care of you and real quick too compared to most other web sites for returns, IF that will be the case. Since Walmart has a new Zen for only about $18-20 more then the refurb one from Creative, it may be worth purchasing from them if you live close to one for an easy return IF that is needed.
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:02 PM
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If it's sold from Creative as refurbished it may probably broken once and now's repaired ...
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:37 PM
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I went to my local walmart a few minutes ago and they are selling the 4GB models for $110 instead of $89 like online. I am still undecided.....
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:57 PM
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I went to my local walmart a few minutes ago and they are selling the 4GB models for $110 instead of $89 like online. I am still undecided.....
If they won't match their own web sites prices then you can try ordering online (free to store shipping I think) or pay the .97 cent charge for standard shipping to your home.
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I just looked on buy.com and i can get one new for $89 shipped or if i use google checkout, $79 shipped. I think I will go this route. thanks for all the help
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:21 PM
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I just looked on buy.com and i can get one new for $89 shipped or if i use google checkout, $79 shipped. I think I will go this route. thanks for all the help
Check the return policy for this item. Some Buy.com items have to be returned to the manufacturer.
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