Re: Manufacturer Refurbished J Customs on Ebay
I have several used in BX, 6 and that HRG7. BOP is the color for all the new JC's to the US. It's not BX, although we'd be splitting hairs over the fine points of the differences in the colors.
As for the MIRC cleared JC's on ebay, I've complained already about the numbers of Prestige, JC, and a few Sugi [FRM1's] that have gone to MIRC and then show up as these "certified refurbished" guitars through MIRC's network of dealers.
Until a couple years ago there was no such thing as a Second in MIJ. It was either fixed [which may include replacement of body, neck, or anything else needed] or it was broken down for parts. They were never sold. The way I've been told, HUSA techs are in short supply and the backlog of work got so big they just had to start blowing it out to make room. That was supposed to be the end of it, except, their tech department still hasn't been fully stocked and you're still getting guitars that should never be sold as seconds sent to MIRC.
To answer the question, yes, that has a great affect of future value when the serial is defaced, stamped used, S, 2nd, new serial sticker, etc. It just tells everybody for the rest of it's life it was a "problem", that may or may not have been fully or partially addressed.