I have been buying on Sam's club auctions for three years now. and have bought a LOT of things over 50 items. I have had broken stuff in shipping and Sam's club refunded my money and shipping, Also I have had thing that have broke after I have received them eg:TV and they replaced that too. even paid for shipping both ways. I called yesterday after reading your post and they do put refurbs on the auction site but they carry the same warranty as a new one, and it WILL state it on the auction if it is a return or refurb item. I have seen refurb items on there a long time ago. but returns will NOT be put on auction whatsoever. And as for overstock duh no kidding that is a good place to get rid of overstocked stuff. I am very happy with Sam's Club Auctions.
I can shop and never leave the house and I know its back by Sam's Club.
Kevin in Gainesville, GA