Getting a refurbished Droid tomorrow... are they good?

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  1. Crazy
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    Im getting a refurbished Droid tomorrow because my camera doesn't focus anymore.

    Wondering if anyone else has a refurbished Droid? Are they 100% functional?

    Thanks!
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    i got a refurbished one, it works, but i just found out my AUX jack isn't working. So gotta return this one....only had it for like 3 weeks too....
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    Ive had a ton of refurbs over the years. Only had one problem, and it was my incredible. It wouldn't charge... 2 days later had another one. You won't have any issues
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    Refurbished devices are supposedly as good or better than new because they have to go through an inspection checklist before going out again. I believe you have a 90 day warranty on the device as well.
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    Have had a few Droid refurbs, some have been good but the last one (2 weeks ago) is perfect. You'll be okay.
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    Replaced a Droid and received a refurb. No issues here :)
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    meh its only if you get lucky my first one sucked the light sensor didnt work my second is great
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    I got lucky cuz my first replacement (refurb) was/is great. Still the one I'm running.
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    My latest replacement is great. Had to go through two others before the proximity senor issues were taken of. But now I'm pleased. I've found that reloading your apps. over a couple of days works best. That way you can see if any of your apps. are causing any issues. Good luck.
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    More like it's only bad if you're unlucky. :)
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    I'm using a refurb; it came in mint condition and has worked like a charm for about a month so far, no issues.
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    Sounds good.

    Also, I believe the refurb'd doesn't come with a battery/sd card/battery door... so I'd have to swap it, right?

    Hopefully everything goes right!
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    I have received 3 bad CLN Droids the 4th one was good
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    My original Droid's mic died, so I couldn't hear anyone. Received a warranty-replacement refurb Droid. It looked identical to my original one when it first came out of the box. No issues here with the refurb.
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    If you get it through VZW you do need to keep your old battery and battery cover.
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    Most likely your refurb will be just like new... except it really isn't. It's an idiosyncrasy of mine, i can't stand used electronics. The though of someone using it before me makes it feel old and battered.
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    that's quite a bit of luck you got...

    hopefully my 3rd one works flawlessly
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    With refurbs, it's really hit or miss. Before I got my Droid, I had a problem with a particular Samsung (dumb)phone that had a knack for locking up into an unfixable boot loop. My first refurbished phone was very laggy and I couldn't use the T9 because of it. Second one was faster, but the lights were dull and couldn't see it too well during the day. Third one was half decent, but I never did get a replacement that resembled the brand new one...
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    My third one works perfect. It is in mint shape physically and internally.

    Like it was said here earlier, watch out for the proximity sensor. The first two they sent me had bad sensors. I dont know if they check that when the go through their quality control check. So make a call and make sure your sensor works.
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    I'm on my 3rd moto droid. Their okay "like new"! Lol I had a charging problem with the first one, and the second... my keyboad was acting up really bad! I couldn't even tex for a while there. I recommend you personally driving out to verizon and exchanging it there. The ones that usually come thru fedex are the ones with the problems! Think about..... how many handlers does it go thru before it gets to you?? And whose to say they treat your package with care! When I first bought my droid I bought it online thru verizon. Even new I had problems! Till I finally took it in myself, and now it works flawless. I got one.
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