Over at Amazon, I came across a listing for a “renewed” Bosch masonry drill bit set. Renewed? I’ve been seeing that label a lot on Amazon lately. What does it mean?
This is what Amazon says about “renewed” tools and other products:
This Amazon Renewed product is professionally inspected and tested by an Amazon qualified supplier. Box and accessories may be generic.
In this instance, the Bosch drill bit set is sold as an Amazon Warehouse item. So… is it a return? Maybe the case was damaged in shipping? Refurbished in some way?
Many other tools, such as this Dewalt cordless drill, are also given “renewed” labeling.
Thinking more about the Bosch set, how does one “renew” something like drill bits? I can’t imagine being convinced to buy that set, when you can get a brand new set for just 40 cents more.
Personally, I don’t like refurbished or reconditioned tools or equipment, but that’s just me. If they were as “good as new,” they would carry similar warranties as new products, right?
Saving 2% on the Bosch accessory set isn’t worth the unknown, at least in my opinion. A 50% discount, now that would be a different story.
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If you’ve bought any of Amazon’s “renewed” tools or products, what has your experiences been like?