Originally Posted by socaldude
Thanks for all the great replies and help. Sound advice and I will follow along all of it and look elsewhere and let my friend know trying to sell these as good/working units isn't something he should be doing - although deep down I sense he knew it but was just trying to make a fast buck.
One other thing that might be an issue. Even if these units could be taken out of demo mode, there is no guarantee that you will be able to register them with Amazon.