Trade-offs of Buying a New or Refurbished Digital Camcorder

When you are in the market for a digital camcorder, you can purchase a new or refurbished digital camcorder. Many people shy away from refurbished digital camcorders because they don't want to waste money on a used product. This guideline will go over a few of the many trade-offs between new and refurbished digital camcorders.

1. Cost

99% of the time, you are going to save money by buying a refurbished digital camcorder. In most cases, you will get the best deal by buying a refurbished digital camcorder directly from the manufacturer because they offer the best warranty. When you are shopping around, don't be surprised to see a price difference of up to 50% between new and refurbished digital camcorders.

2. Warranty

When you purchase a new digital camcorder, you are going to get at least a 1 year warranty. Refurbished digital camcorders generally only come with a 90 day warranty.

3. Product Quality

Believe it or not, new digital camcorders are generally only checked once before they are put up for sale. Being that refurbished digital camcorders are used, they will be checked multiple times before they are put up for sale. In reality, it is possible that you are getting a better quality refurbished digital camcorder than you would a new one.