We break outside of our normal WFTD for today to respond to some inquiries about what refurbished really means. Basically it is any product that fails quality control and must be “re-manufactured” to meet the specified standards. This can include cosmetic flaws as well as operational issues that need to be corrected. Re-manufacturing can be simply applying a dab of touch up paint or installing a whole new internal assembly. Refurbished products typically (though not always) have a manufacturer’s warranty and are often the next best thing to a genuine new product.