Buying used or new, which is better?
Checked and tested
Refurb items are expected to conform to a quality standard (after they’ve completed the refurb & QA process before they’re ready to be sold again), so you can use it with peace of mind.
There are definitely benefits to buying used, and there’s benefits to new. If you want something that is yours and has only been yours, if you want all the fancy accessories and gizmos that come with it, or it bothers you to have a less than cosmetically perfect item, then new is probably for you. But if you have less of a budget, don’t care about the knick knacks included (or don’t want the cost of them included in the price) or are conscious of your carbon footprint, then buying used or refurbished certainly has its appeal.