I've sold a refurb 7D and a refurb 5D MK II. The sales price was about the same. The number of actuations and the condition of the camera are a buyers first concern. A refurb camera is not salvage. Most of them were demos or new returns, and have very low actuations. Check the actuations on your camera, its likely under 1K.
Salvage cars are ones that have been totalled, from a accident or even a flood, and have a high likelyhood of having serious problems as opposed to a ordinary used car.
Don't mean to hijack the thread, but I think I can use some advise from you based on your experience and your 2 previous posts-
I plan to sell my 7D, which was bought new but I don't have the box (I relocated over 2500 miles from Oregon to Texas and boxes weren't a priority) or the receipt (threw it away after the 1 year of Canon warranty was over). The body was bought in October 2011. Can't exactly remember the price but was in the $1400's. I did add a Mack Gold warranty though and I have it up to October 2014.
Now, how do I furnish the proof of actuations? I know it's less than 3000 because of the span in the file name between the first shots and the last ones, but that doesn't mean diddly squat to a prospective buyer.
Secondly, how do I prove it's a non-refurb, US copy? I don't have a lack of pinhole or anything to show, nor do I have the box or receipt (on second thoughts should have bought this online
). I do have it registered with Canon but I don't know if it means anything.
Finally, how much do you think I can ask for an unblemished 7D in this condition? I don't want to ask something unreasonable but then I don't want to undersell since I am not particularly desperate.
Any advise from the forum members will be greatly appreciated.