Hi. I am interested in buying a new printer. I considered buying a refurbished one, but then I saw this video:
The obvious reason for buying a refurbished printer is cost. You can buy a refurbished printer much cheaper than a new one.
Refurbished means like-new. I asked Epson to explain to me what refurbishing entails on eBay. They said:
"During the refurbishing process, anything wrong with the unit gets replaced. Then our quality-assurance team reviews each refurbished product and they get inspected and tested to ensure they perform properly."
These are the points given in the video:
1. Check the counter or odometer
2. Check the interior
3. Make sure it's certified
4. Consider a warranty from the manufacturer
I was interested in buying a refurbished printer from Epson on Ebay. I spoke to someone from Epson customer service. They said if you buy a refurbished printer from Epson on eBay the counter would be reset to zero.
I asked if the printer I was interested in buying was certified and if there was a warranty for it.
I don't think he understood what I was talking about. I have to get back to him or someone else at Epson customer service
about the printer being certified and being under warranty. I asked if I got get in writing and/or get some kind of email confirmation indicating the printer is certified and under warranty if I bought it from eBay, because I didn't see any such info on eBay for the printer being sold.
If you buy a NEW printer from Epson it will be certified and under warranty.
Does anyone here have ANY experience with buying REFURBISHED printers, and/or ANY kind of refurbished goods?
Is buying a refurbished printer worth it or should I buy a new one like a few people I know suggested I should do?
I don't bother with printers, if I need a copy of something I download it on a chip and take it to the copy centre.
That way you don't have the cost of printer up front.
that's a good point...if you don't print much this might be a better option for you.
I bought one thing off eBay that was refurbished. It wasn't a printer but Bluetooth headphones..I would make sure the eBay seller is reputable... Make sure s/he has good reviews and enough reviews....also there should be some sort if warranty ...not as long as a new printer but some sort of guarantee for a reasonable length of time....read the reviews that might also give you an indication this seller stands by his products.
You're right about that. I don't bother having a printer at home anymore. Like you said they are always breaking down and the ink is expensive. I rarely print anything but when I need something printed I save the file to a thumb drive and take it to an office supply store to have it printed.
My husband just bought 4 toners for $42.00 on Amazon for his fairly new wireless printer! I think I paid about $50 for my refilled toner. Things have gotten so cheap. My printer is a Brother from 2007 and I paid $129 for it. It's still going strong. I like having the printed stuff right away and not having to go somewhere and line up. We get 50 free pages at our library every month and I only use that when I want to do colour or an 11 x 17.