What I noticed is just how popular refurbished items have become. Sure it saves you money, but most of the times, you're never told what the issue was with the actual item and you end up buying them not knowing that you may have to spend more to fix it. I've only ever purchased 1 refurbished item which was a gps and it has given me so many issues lately (its only been a year). I have been considering purchasing a refurbished iphone, but is it really worth it? Are refurbished items a good deal or a robbery?