Now for the bad news, this seems to be a US-only deal.
Refurbished Surface Pro 3: Really? Refurbished?
I know a lot of folks don’t like the idea of a refurbished computer but, from my own experience, refurbished computers work as well or better than first-run production computers.
The reason is pretty simple; it’s because you are guaranteed that an actual human-being looked at it and confirmed it was working as expected.
In modern manufacturing, nearly everything is automated so it’s not uncommon for a device to be built, tested, packaged,and tagged for shipment without ever being actually looked at by a person.
Yes, a small number of tablets will be taken off the line to be checked out by the QA (Quality Assurance) department but, those devices are in the minority. Most of the devices you buy today were checked by automated systems during the manufacturing process and, sometimes, problems slip through.
Besides, according to the eBay listing page, you get a 30-day money back or replacement guarantee (apparently) on top of the standard 1 year hardware warranty.
So, if you’re in the market for a i5/128GB Surface Pro 3 and Black Type Cover, you might want to look that this deal.
Just hurry up before they run out…
Tim Rolston is a professional geek with over 23 years of experience working in Information Technology and dealing with everything from large-scale storage to remote systems management and automation for organizations such as Texas Instruments, Mobil Oil, and the University of Michigan (where he was an Academic IT Director).
He co-founded JTRTech along with Joanna to realize his long-time dream of working for himself.