I, as a rule, stay away from refurbs. In my life, I've purchased 3 refurbed electronic devices, and all have failed way before a normal life. Conveniently, they failed after the "reduced" warranty, but before what would have been the "full" warranty on a new item. I like the expression, "What starts bad ends bad." Once a lemon, always a lemon. IMHO. I'm sure there are more people who have enjoyed refurbs than those who had nightmares. But, it's not worth the risk anymore to me. The small reduction in price doesn't add up for me. YMMV.