Refurbished camera

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  1. lkWinnipesaukee

    lkWinnipesaukee TPF Noob!

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    Canon guys, please help me.

    I'm considering buying a refurbished 20D on eBay. What exactly does Canon do to refurbish a camera? I am mostly concerned about the shutter and whether it was replaced with a new one.
     
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    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think it a safe bet, no manufacturer would replace a good shutter. Unless they determine there to be a problem with the shutter, it won't be touched except to verify correct speeds.
     
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    I don't see any problem buying refurbished (if done by the manufacturer). Cons? At worst there might be a sticker or mark to indicate that it's been refurbished. Pros: You get it significantly cheaper, and should still get a warranty and the other benefits of buying new.
     
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    I know of two cameras that friends have bought refurbished, not a problem at all, and saved money besides. Other than buying off of ebay, I wouldnt hesitate. B&H and Adorama have had factory refurbished 20Ds from time to time.
     
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    Is there a possibility that there will be scratches on the body or other visable damage?

    I do a lot of "business" on eBay, so I know how to buy and stay safe; no problems in that regard.
     
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    I don't have any experience with refur. but I would guess that they would put some lipstick on them before resell.

    I am sure you already know to check return policy.

    Try asking the seller about the general condition. Good luck.
     
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    I've rarely purchased anything new... (I'm cheap ok..)

    Refurbs and used... all carry risks but refurbs usually carry some sort of warantee if from the manufacturer.
     
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    I don't have any experience withh refurbished cameras, but I do have with a laptop. It was a great purchase: saved money and never had a problem (couldn't say the same of my not refurbiushed but brand-new and best-brand other laptop!!). I wouldn't hesitate going for a refurbished camera. As a matter of fact, I normally go for second hand ones, which is far more risk, and am glad with the results so far
     
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    Yeah, just check to see if it is "Factory Refurbished". It will than have hte same warranty as a new item from manufacturer and pass there standards for "Like new" condition.
     

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