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Not all refurbished products are factory refurbished... while I have no issues with buying factory refurbished gear with a factory warranty, I'd be very hesitant and wary of buying gear that was refurbished elsewhere.
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I wouldn't be overly concerned about the fact that a product is labeled "refurbished" That doesn't necessarily mean what it says and if the warranty is good then there is little need to be concerned.

In todays digital market anything that has been returned to the manufacturer for any reason can be inspected and resold as refurbished. Most of the time the units are new and have never been removed from their original packaging. Outlets specializing in refurbished units offer them at discounted prices all the time.

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Not all refurbished products are factory refurbished... while I have no issues with buying factory refurbished gear with a factory warranty, I'd be very hesitant and wary of buying gear that was refurbished elsewhere.
I wouldn't sweat it. You're not talking big bucks here like you are buying a complete chartplotter / radar system that has been refubished. You buy with a credit card, register it n Garmins website. If it can't be registered or it looks like there is a problem you return it.

Is there somebody out there refubishing Garmin products other than Garmin?
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Just a thought. If you have an iPhone you can download the Navionics plotter app for $10. I just tried it out taking my boat from Oxford to Cambridge Friday and it worked pretty flawlessly. Not quite pinpoint accuracy but pretty darn close. the iPhone screen is about the same size as the unit your looking at.
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