<EDIT> Now posted a a new thread.
I would start a new topic for this, but as i am a noob, i cant.
This is my second refurb purchase and I have a question about what condition you would accept for a refurbed product. i bought a 70-200mm 2.8 IS II on the Black Friday sale, i know i am lucky. It arrived, i unpacked it, and all looks okay except for the black hood mount ring. It was clearly scratched and the scratches had been painted over in a less than elegant fashion. i will try for pics later, but black on black aint easy to show up. The painting is not obvious, and from a few feet it is not noticeable. It occurred to me that i should try to mount a filter. i haven't used the lens yet, AFMA checks out fine and a few test pattern shots show improved performance over the non-IS version i have.
Would you accept this re-painting as a refurbed product?