You know, I almost forgot to tell you the most important thing about these refurbs. It seems that I finally have an outlet to the world with this woot deal. As explained in my first post, I and a few others, ARE the Lenovo thinkpad tech support for the Americas.
Here's the deal. And I won't troll or exagerate, I promise. I can't tell you the name of the company I work for, out of Atlanta GA. But, I can tell you, that the average caller is very well taken care of, and that this is because of the fact that most of the refurbs have to be exchanged or parts sent to you, about 3-4 times per laptop within a 2-3 year period. I'm not joking. We have so many repeat callers, most callers, that I know most of them by the sound of their voice after a while, and I've been invited to homes across the country by a multitude of 3-4-5-6 time repeat problem exchanges, part fixes. It's (and I know what trolling is and I'm not doing it) very common for someone to have to swap a bad hard drive, cd drive, keyboard, or entire laptop, as soon as it arrives, like 2-3 times sometimes.
As a rule of thumb, ever since working for Lenovo USA tech support, if I see a product out there that I want, tv, car, computer, and it has awesome customer service or fast swapping of parts, or a super warranty, I question the quality of the product. They give you a warranty, because it is a pos.