OK, I've been buying Sansa players since Woot! was, uh, just Woot!
I've given dozens away, had them stolen, but in all that time, I've has a single REFURBED one die. One.
I've had worse luck buying lunch from the ptomaine truck! (Roach coach, for you East coasters.)
I'd rate Sandisk, and Sansa right up with a '67 Plymouth Valiant. It's ugly, but won't EVER let you down! (And, you can fix the Valiant with a rock, baling wire, and duct tape.)(Plymouth could sue me, if they were still around!)