I recently purchased a refurbished Canon 5D mk iii from Canon for $22xx. I received the camera and it has a pin sized hole in the serial number plate that identifies it as a refurbished camera. So, when I try to resell it, it is obvious that it is a refurb. How much does this lower the resale value and will I have a harder time reselling? I still have a week to return it and I am seriously thinking of sending it back and waiting for the price to come down and purchasing new.
Why are you even thinking of this? If you intended to resell the camera at maximum profit, you lost that chance when you opened the box. You paid at least $600 less than new and you are not satisfied? You could sell the 5D right now for at least what you paid for it. Again, why are you even thinking of this?