EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Does anybody think the 1dx price will come down for the holidays...why?« on: November 15, 2012, 08:28:38 PM »
need some help from some of you more experienced camera and lens buyers. I rcvd my 1dx today, and the actual 1dx box has several scratches and marks all over it, and a slightly crushed in corner. (not the shipping box, the 1dx box inside has the scratches/marks)
for $6700, i expected the box to look like it's hardly been touched, this box looks like it's been touched quite a bit....I'm anal this way, because I know I'll sell it in 3-4 years and I want the box to look new.
also...the 1dx box came inside a plastic bag. This plastic bag was clearly opened and then taped shut. I'm wondering if the 1dx normally ships with the plastic bag unopened so the customer knows that it indeed is brand new and unopened. I would've felt much better about the box being a little dinged up if this internal plastic bag had been unopened...but with it open, it makes me think that the body has been in and out of the box a few times, or the real concern - it's been bought and returned from some previous buyer. i do not want this body if someone else had it and returned it....not at this price.
the camera itself looks perfect (I haven't used it yet) but the other question I have is how can I tell if it's been used? Is there an actuations counter in the camera?
again...i know i'm being a bit anal on this, but for $6700, i don't want to settle, and I want the full value for my money....and I don't want to have any lingering reservations.
I'd really appreciate your candid thoughts on this....am I making too big a deal about this?
neuro...especially appreciate your thoughts on this.
My box was pristine. The camera itself was in a form-fitting white anti-static bag, which was in turn inside a bubble-wrap bag that was neatly folded-over (I don't recall any tape, but I might be wrong - I did save a long piece of orange-ish tape, but I don't recall that that was on the camera bag, it's 1" wide and 6" long). The double-bagged body was inside a separate cardboard box inside the main box (bad iPhone pic attached).
There is an actuation counter, but it's in units of 1000, so it will just say <1000 unless it's over that mark.
If the box was dinged up and everything was not wrapped neatly inside, I'd be concerned that I got a unit someone else bought and returned. I've had something similar happen with an Amazon purchase (not camera gear) and I returned it. I've never received an obvious returned item from B&H or Adorama.