Hello everyone! Been lurking on this wonderful forum for several months now. I should say I've learned so many things from a lot of the members...especially the senior (don't mean the age
I realize the topic of this thread and I apologize in advance to the OP and to everyone for jumping in on this thread. Didn't wanna create another thread. The discussion veered off from any possible discounts on the 1D X for the holidays to the OP getting his/her camera that to his/her eyes "looks perfect" but have "lingering reservations" due to the condition of the 1D X box.
To the OP, you and I ordered almost the same time. Ordered from B&H Wed. night and got my new toy today. Cutting to the chase, first, the shipping box (brown box that B&H packed my 1D X in) was undamaged and bone dry (been raining intermittently in SoCal). Next, my black 1D X box, like the OP observed on his, had a few scratches and marks all around it and a slightly dented outer bottom corner. Personally, I wasn't really concerned with all this, although just like any other adult buying an expensive new toy, believe me, I'm anal about the packaging as well. The thing that I'm most concerned about (I know, I finally get to the cusp of my dilemma huh
) is that the plastic packaging of the manuals [i.e. Instruction Manual (English/Spanish), LAN Instruction Manual (English/Spanish), Pocket Guides) was open. Mind you, it was not ripped...it was neatly cut open on one of its long side (the plastic packaging is rectangular looking from the top). Everything else in the box, including the box/compartment for the camera was neat and intact and as far as I could tell the camera and its accessories were all untouched. Knowing that actuation counter couldn't give a more precise number, here's what I thought. I thought maybe Canon or B&H opened the box and cut the Instruction Manuals' packaging open to replace the manuals with the updated manual (CPH-E011-002) after the 1.1.1 firmware update. Sadly, I have the old manual (CPH-E011-001). Had I received the new manual, my dilemma would have been put to rest right there and then. Now, may I ask everyone's opinion on this and how you personally would deal with this situation...if this had happened to your camera, would you exchange it? Would you take it to Canon (Irvine's a 45 min. drive from my place) to have them get the exact actuation count on my camera (if this is even possible)? Or are you just gonna live with it thinking that the plastic packaging might have been "ripped" in transit through the supply chain?
I apologize again for a very long-winded first post. If you have read this far, I truly appreciate your time and patience. Thank you in advance for your thoughts on this.