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7th November 2013, 01:37 AM   |  #1  
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So I haven't been able to find a good deal on a new HD+. Is there any real advantage to going new vs. the refurbished ones? I've read some things about bad eMMC chips and was wondering if maybe the refurbs have already been fixed of this issue and might actually be the better option. Either way they have the 1 year warranty. I've thought about going through this seller, link Not the cheapest I've seen, but not 1SaleaDay either. This would still end up being about $50 cheaper than new since their would be no tax or shipping.
Was also looking at BlueProton seller but they just raised their price $5 today
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7th November 2013, 09:43 AM   |  #2  
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So I haven't been able to find a good deal on a new HD+. Is there any real advantage to going new vs. the refurbished ones? I've read some things about bad eMMC chips and was wondering if maybe the refurbs have already been fixed of this issue and might actually be the better option. Either way they have the 1 year warranty. I've thought about going through this seller, Not the cheapest I've seen, but not 1SaleaDay either. This would still end up being about $50 cheaper than new since their would be no tax or shipping.
Was also looking at BlueProton seller but they just raised their price $5 today

I have also purchased one from BlurProton yesterday and have the same question. Really appreciated any answers.
7th November 2013, 03:11 PM   |  #3  
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I wouldn't hesitate to buy a refurb. My Nook Color was refurbished, and it seemed 100% new to me.
7th November 2013, 04:05 PM   |  #4  
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...and it seemed 100% new to me.

They definitly are!
7th November 2013, 04:49 PM   |  #5  
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I have always had good luck with refurbs including the HD+ I just bought. If you're really paranoid you could buy a Square Trade warranty. They are very inexpensive. Note that the price on ST's website is higher because it includes accident protection as well as defective coverage. I would call them and ask if you can just get defective coverage. It costs about 10% of retail. Of course most major credit cards will double the manufacturer's warranty also.

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7th November 2013, 04:51 PM   |  #6  
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I have also purchased one from BlurProton yesterday and have the same question. Really appreciated any answers.

Let me know how your order goes with them. It looks like they have sold a ton of them. I'm starting to think if there are any good deals on the new ones for Black Friday it might be on the 32GB ones. Almost everyone seems to be out or low on stock of the 16GB's of the new variety.
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Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ 32GB 9" Tablet Deal of the Day | Groupon $129
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I don't see where it says explicitly that it's a refurb but it must be since it has a 90 day warranty.

No expiration. Limited to 3 per person.
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7th November 2013, 06:04 PM   |  #8  
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I don't see where it says explicitly that it's a refurb but it must be since it has a 90 day warranty.

No expiration. Limited to 3 per person.

Under condition is states Manufacturer refurbished so I assume they would still have the standard 1 year warranty that B&N gives to refurbs. I don't really need the 32GB version since they have a uSD slot and I already have an extra 32GB card laying around at home, but I still might bite on this.
7th November 2013, 06:38 PM   |  #9  
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B&N does not always give a 1 year warranty on refurbished units anymore.

And you may re-think that 32GB vs 16GB unit decision. The external SD is not very usable unless you install my SD swap zip from my HD/HD+ CWM thread linked in my signature.

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B&N does not always give a 1 year warranty on refurbished units anymore.

And you may re-think that 32GB vs 16GB unit decision. The external SD is not very usable unless you install my SD swap zip from my HD/HD+ CWM thread linked in my signature.

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Thanks leapinlar, I didn't realize that about the warranty. When you say the external SD is not very usable, are you referring to storing apps and app data not working well with the external SD? I mostly use the external SD on my current Nook Tablet for storage of things like movies, music, books, etc. Does that still work fine without having to use the swap zip?

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