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General"Renewed" disks Pin
  Forogar  10-Aug-22 10:56
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Wizard of Sleeves11-Aug-22 21:34
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OriginalGriff10-Aug-22 11:12
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Daniel Pfeffer10-Aug-22 12:55
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dandy7210-Aug-22 13:11
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BryanFazekas11-Aug-22 2:30
BryanFazekas11-Aug-22 2:30 
dandy72 wrote:
Why else does anyone return a drive?
I had to search on "renewed", as I had no idea what the term means:

4. Renewed

In general, refurbished and renewed refer to the same thing. But Amazon's renewed means more things. It not only includes refurbished products, but also pre-owned and open-box products.

Pre-owned: Products that are likely used, but were in better condition when returned than a refurbished product may have been.
Open-box: Products whose packaging was opened but the actual product was not used.


A large percentage of refurbished products are open box, e.g., the box was opened but the product never used. It's possible that the item was non-functional and has been repaired, but in the case of HD, that is highly unlikely due to the conditions necessary for repair.

All refurbished items have been inspected, in contrast to production items where it's typically 1 in 10,000, so refurbs can be a good choice.

However, for $10 off a $300 item? I'd buy new. If it was 1/3 off, I'd think about it.
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Paul Sanders (the other one)12-Aug-22 0:35
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GeneralWow, but NASes have moved on since I last bought one... Pin
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