Just don't buy from this guy. Like a car, new tech tends to depreciate fast and furiously. And as the auto industry prefers "pre-owned" for its used market, tech prefers the term "refurbished." Buying refurbished can save major money, especially on hardware that always has a new model around the corner. Smartphones are a great example. Know your supplier and reap the rewards of a market that's always eager for the next new thing.