Whoa. A quote from some arcane business page is THE authoritative source of what constitutes the difference, if any between the two words? What they say: "Servicing, readjusting, and recalibrating equipment or instruments to bring them to near-new or original operational level. Reconditioned goods are of later model and usually in better condition than refurbished (see refurbishing) goods. See also rebuilding and remanufacturing." Maybe this resides in some UTC page or other, but for most, the two are in-distinguishable.