Getting refurbished instead of new is a good way to get a price cut. Many artists dream of getting a Cintiq, giving how a great drawing device it is, but the price for all the models is prohibitly expensive, especially for the bigger models.
While there are many worthy Cintiq Alternatives out there, some of them are ones I reviewed before, and many of them are good. But for professional use, Cintiq is probably your best choice out there.
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- Refurbished Cintiq tends to be cheaper, so you save money that way.
- Sometimes, the Cintiq is barely even used, and it stills feel like new.
- Getting a Wacom device means you will get all the exclusive features of Wacom, and it is one way for those who can’t afford a brand new device.
- It is a good way to get some of the older models as well.
- Since the reason the refurbished product was returned is unknown, chanced that there are some problems in it.
People buy new things all the time, but chances that some people end up not liking what they bought, or they regret getting it once they do. Since many stores offer return to purchased products, those people usually end up returning the products.
Now, what do the retailer/manufacturer store do with the product? Since the product can’t be sold as new again, it gets refurbished and sold that way. The way products get refurbished is different from one place to another.
That happens a lot with Wacom products as well, while the reason the product was returned is unknown (which could be a bad thing). Products like Wacom Cintiq tend to be returned due to the person not liking it much, and the returned product can look very brand-new, this makes a chance for smart buyers to get it.
eBay is a good place to look for those refurbished Cintiq models, kindly find links below for the Cintiq listing you can find.
And if you are looking for a certain model, here are a list of them
Please take note of the kind of refurbishing the Cintiq has got. Some of these Cintiqs are “Seller Refurbished”, which means they have been refurbished by the person selling it, while some of others are “Manufacturer refurbished”, here are what eBay describes each condition (from http://pages.ebay.co.uk/ site)
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An item that has been professionally restored to working order by a manufacturer-approved vendor. This means the product has been inspected, cleaned and repaired to meet manufacturer specifications and is in excellent condition. This item may or may not be in its original packaging. See the seller’s listing for full detail..
An item that has been restored to working order by the eBay seller or a third party not approved by the manufacturer. This means the item has been inspected, cleaned and repaired to full working order and is in excellent condition. This item may or may not be in its original packaging. See the seller’s listing for full details.
One good thing about eBay is that you will find many older Cintiq models out there, besides the newer models as well.
Even with the price drop for the refurbished Cintiqs, getting them can still be unattainable, in which case there is another option, which is to get a used Cintiq. which can be even cheaper than the refurbished one.
While it is certainly possible that the used Cintiq will get problems, there are many cases where studios have extras they are willing to sell, or that someone just needs the money. Which creates another chance to get your beloved Cintiq.
While there are certainly some risk in getting refurbished Cintiq, the amount of saved dollars can make it totally worth it, especially if you are a graphics design or art student. It is really sad that there are not that many refurbished
I hope this article has helped you know about refurbished product, and that it helps you save some money in the future.