Originally Posted by Shopaholic
No trouble. But you need to recognize that new is not the same as a refurb. Refurbs may have scratches and marks on it. New ones don't. That's a big difference. I would not be happy with a unit that had scratches on it. Nor would many other people.
I've never seen a Sony refurb that wasn't pristine, but the critical element is the one-year warranty. A refurb with a warranty compared to new with no recourse? There's no comparison. Plus, the refurb comes with a cover and it's cheaper. Your friend might as well be realistic.