Tue 12-Mar-13 01:32 AM | edited Tue 12-Mar-13 01:33 AM by klrbee25
There are plenty of items where buying a refurb is a good idea. The D800 is absolutely not one of them. Given the AF issues and challenges people have had, the $400 savings is far from worth it. I'd buy new from a reputable store with a good return policy should you have any issues. I reserve refurb purchases for items of lesser value that have more technologically simple and are supported by companies that will replace items rather than attempt repairing them.
Do yourself a favor and get a new one. You won't regret it.