Nikon D5000 Refurb from Nikon

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by djarsalan2006, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. djarsalan2006 macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2009
    New York City
    hey guys
    i found a nikon D5000 refurbished from Nikon for around 560.00 USD including tax and everything
    what do you guys think about the deal ? how about a refurb camera ?
  2. pukifloyd macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2008
    I have the same problem as you - whether to buy a refurb or not ( i am going for canon rebel xs/xsi)

    I have no problems with refurbs as long as they have 1 year warranty...adorama has wonderful deals on refurbs but the only problem i have is the warranty.
    I'll call them maybe today and ask about the warranty...

    As long as its refurbished by nikon, you should be fine with it.

    cheers :)
  3. pdxflint macrumors 68020


    Aug 25, 2006
    Oregon coast
    I've bought factory refurbs from Apple and Nikon... both with no problems at all. The thing is, with Nikon the factory refurbs you only get a 90 day warranty, although the cameras are indistinguishable from what you'd get brand new. Similar deal as buying Apple refurbs, although Apple usually gives refurbs the same warranty as new. It's something to think about. What I've usually done is add a 3 or 5 yr. Mack warranty onto any refurb I buy through the local store I buy through. Even though the Mack warranty is good nationally, it help to have the local retailer back it up. I've never had to make a claim at all on my Nikon gear, so it's mainly been peace of mind.

    I have no experience with refurbs from Canon.

    The main thing is to make sure any refurbs you are looking at are the actual factory refurbs, not third-party refurbs. I've seen a few of those, so be sure of what you're looking at.
  4. Wacky Jackson macrumors member

    Wacky Jackson

    Feb 6, 2010
    I recently got a Nikon D3000 that was refurbished. I actually couldn't tell any difference besides the box it came in. And forgot that it was refurbished after a couple of days.
  5. djarsalan2006 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2009
    New York City
    awesome guys, thanks for the replies ..
    so i think there is nothing to worry about, im gonna go ahead and purchase the camera soon

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