Would you still buy it?
March 2, 2009 12:42am CST
i was shopping for a Wii and finally found a store (gamestop) that had a refurbished one.. EVERYONE had sold out of the new ones so i figured with the whole factory rebuilding and testing it it would be ok.. i did however demand they play it in front of me so i could A. see the condition of the unit (scratches or broken pieces etc... but it was fine) and B. to make sure it worked.. well i got some *SPECIAL* employees to help me.. there were two guys.. one looked like an ex i had that had stalked me so he creeped me out but he said he didnt know anything about Wii's so i had the other guy help me.. well this guy had never set up a Wii before.. apparently you have to make a user name and all kinds of things and this guy had never done it before but always played them when they were already ready.. WELL.. this guy took an HOUR to figure this out.. then when it came time to put in the game he put it in backwards!! i mean it should have taken like 5 minutes but this guy was stupid or something! hubby asked me if i really wanted it since they were having so many problems and im like its THEM not the machine! then they were saying its such a simple machine yet they couldnt work it.. their excuse was they were used to "complicated" machines.. LOL.. anyways i bought it.. hubby has played it (i havent felt up to trying it out yet) and it works fine.. in the proper hands and iq.. lol would you have second guessed the purchase due to the employees stupidity? or be like me and figure that the machine DOES work if you know how to use it and ignore their hardship and buy it anyways?
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7 Mar 09
well if I know how to use the device then i would pin the device not working on the lack of experience with it to the salesperson... and still would buy it. However, if i myself am CLUELESS then no i wouldn't! If the person SELLING it can't figure it out how on earth am i supposed to??
3 Mar 09
Refurbs are usually as good as, if not better, than new electronics. I've never had problems with them. I had gotten some computer equipment for my last company that was refurbished. One DVD burner didn't have audio. It only took a couple of days to have it replace, no questions asked.
3 Mar 09
I'm not sure if I would. My last computer was refurbished, and it was not what the advertizers said it would be. The hard drive was only half the size, it was like a glorified version of the one I had before, not an upgrade at all. I bought my ltest computer brand new, and it's exactly what I expected.