Summary: I was a little concerned when I saw this listed at about 60% of the advertised list price. If you want a lens in a pretty Nikon box, you won't get it. If you want brand new latest VR II 18-55mm lens that works perfect on Nikons such as my (old) D40 and (New) D7000 this is a great way to go.
Summary: Exactly as described, delivered when expected. I had the prior version of this lens that came with the kit and the auto focus quit in a year or so. I could still manually focus, but after a while I began to get every few shots not as sharp as they should be. This one is much better. Smaller, quieter and more accurate. If you're just looking for an every-day lens this is it.
Excerpt: I bought this lens to have a widest angle lens than my 35mm f/1.8 DX, and it has been phenomenal for that purpose. I'm starting to do real estate photography and this lens is great when in a home taking photos allowing more of the room to be seen.
Summary: Lens is working great! Bought it refurbished and honestly I have no way at all to tell. No scratches, blemishes, or any issues with it. Very solid starter lens for my new camera. Thanks Nikon for making awesome refurbished products.