The price point for this printer is a no brainer. The printer look and works like new. There were a couple of small issue but comgrow took care of it without any hassle.
This Refurb Ender 3 V1 is perfect, it works just like the one I bought brand new 6 months ago, honestly I think this one may print better since the techs at Comgrow have given it a onceover,
setup was simple as always and worked perfect first time out of the box. Love it.
In general OK
I had a set of upgrades I planned on integrating into my Ender 3v2 whether it was new or refurb. Buying it refurbished, allowed me to get these upgrades and the machine for less than the cost of a new machine, which was amazing.
The product came securely packaged, with no shipping damage present, or parts missing. I was able to assemble it without much difficulty (thanks youtube), and during my assembly, I performed my upgrades.
The reason I give this 4 instead of 5 stars is for the following reasons:
1. While replacing the bowden tubing, I noticed some material still at the end of the tube. Assuming this was PLA, it probably wouldn't have been an issue, but if it had been a material that needed a higher temp, and I started with PLA, it could've presented some issues.
2. the silicon sock did not fit correctly over the heating element. This was because there were still remnants of material all over the element that were preventing a snug fit. I would've expected any foreign material to be removed as part of the refurb.
3. The nozzle itself seemed to be on its last leg. This wasn't an issue for me so much because I had purchased replacements, but still kind of odd that something so inexpensive wouldn't have been replaced as part of the refurb.
Overall, I'm really happy with the purchase, and would definitely recommend. If you're not performing any upgrades, it would still be worth performing a quick check of the heating element, tubing, and extruder to ensure no issues before your first print.
The printer is refurbished but they are seem new. It work perfectly. I made some upgrades after its arrival. I buy it after using the coupon which brings it from a affordable price to a very affordable price. and i want to say Thank you to Comgrow for that.
Best regards to Comgrow and Creality,