The refurbished Canon S1is arrived here today. I was wondering what I would get for my $320 (before shipping and taxes).
It arrived in a plain white box, with a "Refubished by Canon Canada" sticker on it. Inside was everything, except for a memory card -- the CDs, printed docs, AA batteries, wriststrap, cables were all included. A sticker noted that memory cards are not included with refurbished products. Since I have a half-dozen of 'em, that was fine. A separate paper indicated the camera carried a full one-year warrenty from Canon Canada.
As for the camera itself, it was flawless. I could not see any marks, or even smudges in the viewfinder. Neither did it smell. I wonder if it was simply a returned item.
So, I am pretty pleased at buying the refurbished model from Pro Digital of Stratford Ontario Canada. (By buying it from Ontario, I saved $24 in taxes.)