What does "factory re-certified" mean -eBay GPS

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 09:18
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Looking for GPS on eBay and see "factory re-certified" for several hundered lower than new.
What does it mean?
Does anyone have experience with this phenomena?
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Reply By: Gerhardp1 - Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 09:29

Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 09:29
Probably means warranty return, fixed and resold.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 09:40

Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 09:40
Usually with full warranty.
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Reply By: Booman1n2 - Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 10:01

Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 10:01
I bought a GPS Magellan 330 from Ebay l the USA several years ago pre-loaded with Australian maps etc... for considerably less than what it was going to cost in Aus and have not had one problem with it to date.

It basically serves as an aerial for my laptop now.
( I prefer to look where I'm going rather than at the laptop.)
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Follow Up By: Gerhardp1 - Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 11:36

Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 11:36
So did I, all was sweet till the thing died.

Next Destination wanted $600 or so to repair it, because I had imported it.

The latest versions of AU maps for Magellan won't work on imports, by deliberate design.

They are a shonky crowd IMHO.

Hope yours doesn't die :)
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Reply By: baldman - Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 11:32

Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 11:32
You see a lot of stands set up in shopping centres with re certified goods.

The other answers are basically correct, warranty returned goods, as warranty repaired goods go back to the customer, or the goods are the result of a manufacturing error and are sold to a third party who repairs the goods and then resells them under the licence of the manufacturer.

Sometimes it is not financially beneficial for companies to repair goods that have come of the line dead so the goods are written off and sold to third parties for repairs.

Baldman
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Follow Up By: Dave & Shelley (NT) - Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 13:07

Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 13:07
HI mate,

Totally agree with Baldman here. In fact there are dedicated web sites which sell these types of items. They are repaired items fixed under warranty and resold for a lot less while still having a new manufactures warranty. One site is Grays online which I have used to great effect.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 18:59

Saturday, Jan 19, 2008 at 18:59
Grays have some good stuff except the postage cost can be more than what you pay for the item. I bought a Compact flash card off them and they sent it in a box big enuf to get 3 loaves of bread in it.
Absolutely ludicrous.
Dont buy off them now due to delivery costs.
Can get better iitems off the net for less and in Australia as well.
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