Who gives their mother a refurbished vacuum cleaner for Christmas!?
“Who gives their mother a refurbished vacuum cleaner for Christmas!?”
Probably kids that don’t have enough money to buy a new one.
I don't think we are in a position to judge. Might have been a boneheaded present, could have been exactly right. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. BTW, my Canon Rebel is reconditioned and is just as good a new out of the box. I think the previous owner used it as a paperweight. I always reconditioned goods, where available.
Those who cannot afford a brand new one, those who know mom would be proud of their thrift, those who could find the brand she wanted only in a "refurbished" state.
One does wonder, however, exactly how "refurbished" it was if no one bothered to look in the vacuum cleaner bag.
All I got for my 1970 high school graduation was a dictionary. It was the very pricey Oxford English Dictionary in multiple volumes but I could’ve bought a car for that kind of money.
“Who gives their mother a refurbished vacuum cleaner...”
Certain companies like Overstock.com offers refurbished vacuum cleaners for less than half price. If you want a really good one like a Dyson, would you rather pay close to $450 dollars plus or a refurbished one with a warranty? Okay, at some point, someone else owned the vacuum and returned it but it is better in most cases than buying one at a yard sale or thrift shop. Money is tight.... getting a brand that you like/want at less money is the way to go. IMHO (p.s. I have one in my closet and it works like a gem... no drugs in it)
Same person who might give them a washing machine so they don't have to go to the laundromat to wash the clothes. For working folks, utility saving gifts are sometimes well appreciated.