I got the ender 3 pro. All the parts except the sd card were there. The printer looked brand new. I did notice why the people returned... they put the bolts backwards and from doing so, the x axis didn't have the same length of travel. Bad for them and great for me. All and all, it was a great purchase.
Picked up an Ender 3. It had every major part, just missing a screw or two. It was a very old machine with an old controller board so the biggest upgrade I had to make was upgrading the board to a creality 4.2.7 board. The hot end was filled with dried filament, so I had to replace the heater block with a spare I had lying around. I put a new extruder on as well. All in all, $80 wasn't bad for this printer. If there are more available in a month or so I'll be purchasing another.
everything arrived in tact, although a few bits of hardware were missing/replaced with other bolts. however, everything went together and after replacing a faulty thermistor (I just bought a new hotend) the printer seems to be working fine. I have almost ran through 1 kg spool and plan to print more things
I've had refurbushed printers off Comgrow before and had been waiting for a deal on an Ender 5 Plus. Saw this "no returns/refunds" at a great price and thought I'd risk it. I knew I'd be replacing the print surface and extruder anyway, with plenty of spares. Got this and apart from a snapped plastic bracket, bent BL Touch pin and scratched glass (all of which I think was from repackaging) this looked like new printer!!! Setup with the help of my 3 year old who loves anything gadgetty and knocked the test print off the card within an hour.
Customer service kept me updated and apologised for the lack of stock and delay.
Just needs a timing belt on the Zs to keep them synchronised. I've found with such a big bed, one side slips every now again when the motors aren't engaged.
Was a good choice, a little more damage to 2 units than I had hoped for, but it was repairable with a minimal additional few dollars. I would purchase again, when the time comes.