Certainly not the greatest deals. Some items end up being only slightly less than new at most retailers. I bet buying new elsewhere would be cheaper thanks to no sales tax and no shipping charges. Doesn't make much sense.
The outlet sale is over and I checked the reconditioned page. Yup, prices are still high. I'll check back in a week to see what happens.
I just looked at my order for a reconditioned 12-40 lens during the last outlet sale in late November 2020. The reconditioned lens was $625. This time, they had it for $799. Sure glad I bought it last year!