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Why are there so many refurbished Nikons on the sample list?
Just curious.
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Welcome to the O.T. Flying Tiger, that's a good question, maybe we can get Chris Farris to weigh in on this? 
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Originally posted by bricat bricat wrote:

Welcome to the O.T. Flying Tiger, that's a good question, maybe we can get Chris Farris to weigh in on this? 
 
Ni-furbs have been talked about here quite a bit in years past. Here's a post from our gracious host, Chris Farris.
 

Different manufacturers have different names for anything that is not new, some call them Refurbished when actually they are not.  Instead of having some called, factory blem, some called salesman samples, discontinued, damaged packaging, etc.......they just call everything Refurbished.  Anything that is not 100% new gets put in the "refurb" pile.  When you look at the big picture of how many scopes are made, the refurbs we have on our SampleList site is not even a measurable percentage.  Another contributing factor to a large number of any brand on the SampleList is that the manufacturers wait until they have a large quantity before they sell them.  Also the end of the year and start of a new year always brings many items to the SampleList because reps are turning in their samples and all the manufacturers are cleaning out inventory.

 

According to Nikon themselves, the industry average for returns/warranty of riflescopes is 5%...........Nikon's rate is .6%. 

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Many of the refurbs on that list were mounted and returned to Nikon for service.Old stock,salesman specials is a nice way to move inventory on the internet.As long as it is refurb it was sent back repaired and put in a different box with a 90 day warranty only. 

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I have a Ni-furb I bought off the Sample List. Works like a charm.  
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Yeah, I do too, and it does too. 
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