Re: Refurbished cameras vs. new on Amazon
This is a very late reply, but what the heck. There is no general reason to avoid buying a refurbished camera on Amazon. Refurbished cameras are brought back to a "new" condition and there usually is a warranty that is as good as though you bought it new. However, having said that, always read all the details of the listing. Sometimes things have cosmetic blemishes and if that bothers you, don't buy it. There may also be missing items in the package, but that seems to be the exception and should be noted in the description. I also tend to avoid buying refurbished items through Amazon which are actually sold by a second party. Amazon is very good at accepting returns but not all second parties are as easy to deal with.
That's my take on it, FWIW.
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