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22 May 2008 @ 02:55 pm
Another pollI  
I'm mostly just curious about this.

Poll #1192313 "refurbished"

Which is better?

"refubished" or "recertified"
gently used

have you ever bought a refurbished item?

Yes, and in general I've had good experiences.
Yes, and in general I've had poor experiences.
A Sage With a Slight Flaw in Her Charactereccentrific on May 22nd, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
For that first question... I'd have to say that it depends on who you're buying from. In theory, refurbished means that the company has checked it over made any repairs needed and certified that it's "good as new", but in practice some companies don't do anything of the sort and just resell it as-is with a higher price tag. Refurbished generally comes with a warranty though, which gently used doesn't. If it's a good warranty, the slight increase in price can be well worth it.
eub on May 23rd, 2008 06:14 am (UTC)
Furbish furbish furbish.
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on May 23rd, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Yah yah. You can't even edit polls, so I couldn't fix it even if it wasn't a rule of my lj that you're not allowed to mock my typing/spelling.
(Anonymous) on May 23rd, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, I didn't even notice that. I just think "furbish" is a funny word and wonder why one can't furbish just once.
Someone I am is waiting for my courageforgotten_aria on May 23rd, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, sorry then. I am overly sensative.

It is a good word. Maybe we should just start using it. "I furbished a sandwich today."
katybeth on May 23rd, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
A furbished sandwich, perhaps. I don't think I would want a refurbished sandwich, though...

I think Furbish is the language that Furbies speak. I started a dictionary of known phrases at one point, in a (largely unsuccessful) attempt to isolate morphemes. ("Yum!")