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[eBay.ca] Western Digital Gold 6TB WD6002FRYZ (recertified) - $114.22 USD + free postage

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[eBay.ca] Western Digital Gold 6TB WD6002FRYZ (recertified) - $114.22 USD + free postage

These come up only once in awhile & I think you are only allowed to buy 2 at a time.
Usually they are $125 USD and sometimes they want postage as well.
Today they have it $114.22 USD each and free postage to Canada.
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Belle River
UPS shipping means brokerage right? Then taxes on top too?
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"RECERTIFIED NEW...4 MONTH WARRANTY"

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Would you believe it's WD who re-certified these as "new"?

"WD has re-certified these as new & sealed them in plastic bagging"
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Jun 5, 2019
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If WD had confidence they actually worked as well as new drives, then they'd warranty them the same. The drives are probably fine, but not cheap enough for me to take the risk, especially since I'd have to ship them back to the US if there are problems.
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I've purchased recertified Seagate Ironwolf drives in the past, and they came with 1 year warranties
4 months seem like an extremely arbitrary number
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hystavito wrote:
Jun 26th, 2019 4:03 pm
UPS shipping means brokerage right? Then taxes on top too?
Yup, UPS WWE has brokerage covered, but taxes/duties will be always extra (and for anything but WWE brokerage will be added).
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WD sells re-certified products on the WD Outlet with a 1 year warranty. So, I am skeptical these come from WD.

On the other hand, the seller has 182 listings of WD products for sale. Where is he getting them if not from WD?
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aasoror wrote:
Jun 26th, 2019 5:22 pm
Yup, UPS WWE has brokerage covered, but taxes/duties will be always extra (and for anything but WWE brokerage will be added).
This one says UPS Standard, and as you mentioned, it's usually only the premium/expedited services that include brokerage right? Of course sometimes it's worth paying the extra to avoid the brokerage, but it's often hard to know what the brokerage fee will be.
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I've purchased and posted about recertified drives from this seller before. My 4 x 5 and 6 TB reds are 1 year old and going strong. These are not drives with thousands of hours on them, all mine received were basically brand new with either 0 or 1 spin up. Many others were skeptical when I posted but those who bought also received what appeared to be brand new drives. Link below.

https://forums.redflagdeals.com/ebay-ca ... d-2202434/
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mapleleafs89 wrote:
Jun 26th, 2019 8:58 pm
I've purchased and posted about recertified drives from this seller before. My 4 x 5 and 6 TB reds are 1 year old and going strong. These are not drives with thousands of hours on them, all mine received were basically brand new with either 0 or 1 spin up. Many others were skeptical when I posted but those who bought also received what appeared to be brand new drives. Link below.

https://forums.redflagdeals.com/ebay-ca ... d-2202434/
Your invoice showed that the HDDs were shipped from Toronto, did your listing also say item location "California USA" ? because this one does.
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hystavito wrote:
Jun 26th, 2019 7:11 pm
This one says UPS Standard, and as you mentioned, it's usually only the premium/expedited services that include brokerage right? Of course sometimes it's worth paying the extra to avoid the brokerage, but it's often hard to know what the brokerage fee will be.
With DHL and Canada post brokerage is fixed ($10 for CP and $15 for DHL) for UPS it's not, so if seller is not collecting taxes and is indeed shipping from the US you are most certainly getting dinged.
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Honestly... 4 months is plenty.
If it's not going to break in 4 months it's probably not going to break at all for a few more years.

If the price was right (this isn't bad for an enterprise drive) I'd hit it even with a short warranty.

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