Price is definitely great. But is it worth it to buy a refurbished unit, especially for a gadget! Gadgets nowadays get broken easily or be left behind with new models easily and for it to just be refurbished, won't it be prone to faster breakage?
jasonwiley86 said: Price is definitely great. But is it worth it to buy a refurbished unit, especially for a gadget! Gadgets nowadays get broken easily or be left behind with new models easily and for it to just be refurbished, won't it be prone to faster breakage?
Prone to breakage faster? Like the glass screen is already 2 years old so it's more likely to break than a brand new one? It doesn't work that way.
Refurb units are usually a great value compared to a brand new one.
Now if you are trying to make a case about buying a previous generation model vs a current generation, that is a different argument.
The Battery life / Performance of most Samsung devices I have had (had 3 phones and a Tab) went down the tubes in about 1-1.5 years. I personally would not buy a refurb Samsung because the battery may be near end of life and a dead battery almost means a useless tablet. My 2 cents.
dbphillips said: BTW, not finding mention of auto focus on the Samsung site.
That is possible. A year or 2 ago I'd a project that need a barcode scanner small tablet so I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab2 but end up returned it because of no Autofocus for the back camera. It is hard to scan the barcode without it. So I think it is possible the Tab3 also do not have AF.
As for refurbished tablet. My original refurbished Galaxy Note 10.1 works great so far (from last WalMart refurbished deal). No issue with anything including battery. The only draw back is no Kitkat for it.
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