>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.
I completely agree plus the ones that Nikon have supposedly "refurbished/fixed" still have issues- some worse than before the repair so I would just stay w/ new from a store where you can return if there are problems. > >-Alex Rosen >www.flickr.com/photos/klrbee25/