Would you buy referb?

brisa117

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So, I'm looking to buy a new router because my "good one" decided to die on me a few weeks back and I've been using one I bought for my wife when she was living in her school dorm (spent about $20 on it... you can assume the performance).

I am a power user who runs his own web/Minecraft server from home. I also do system backups over the network from my school laptop, my wife's laptop, and my main desktop. I'm looking for a gigabit router and came across the ASUS RT-N56U on newegg (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320062) and some other routers from Netgear (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122326).

Long story short, I have about $100 to spend on this and the Asus one is $109..... UNLESS you buy the refreb. one for $79... but my "good router" that died was a referb. It only lasted about two and a half years. I can get a 2-year warranty for $16 more, keeping it under $100, but should I do that, go for the netgear (which has 4 eggs, but some reviews have said died in 8 months) or go another route?

I hate buying routers... I always want to spend $200 : (
 
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Depends on the brand and if there is any warranty.

Typically if you receive a functioning unit you'll be good for a couple of years.

If I was going to buy a refurb though I would be looking for more like a 50% discount rather than a 28% discount.

broseephus

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Depends on the brand and if there is any warranty.

Typically if you receive a functioning unit you'll be good for a couple of years.

If I was going to buy a refurb though I would be looking for more like a 50% discount rather than a 28% discount.
 
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