I wasn't much into refurbished phones because just like other people, I have a set of mind with these kind of phones, thought they will be typical ' second-hand' phones, used could be directly implying of looking bad, not very well working and all.
All mindset go blank when I explored some of refurbished products offered by I need a mobile, especially of those phones whom I am looking forward to.
They are quite known in the market, I got a new phone, not much costly but still one of the best phones out there in last 2 years, with again great reselling value.
It is almost new, sometime nobody can tell the difference.
so I recommend atleast try once, don't judge