A Nikon D7000 DSLR used, in “Like New” Condition, for $650.00 from a seller with lots of 100% positive feedback … I almost bought it and it’s still there as I write this.
In fact, if I didn’t have two D7000‘s already, I would have bought it. I know it can easily be resold for $800.00 to $950.00 if it is in anything like the condition it is described.
And, the Amazon buying experience is usually a very good one.
$650.00 is a killer price for a really killer camera.
So why am I taking a pass?
While I feel fairly comfortable buying used lenses or new camera bodies from those rated with good feedback on an Amazon type market place, I am far more leery of buying used camera bodies when I do not know the seller directly.
Camera bodies are so much more complicated than a lens. When the item is not new, a seller might sell something they think is great, when in fact it has issues.
Each Amazon seller has their own return policy or not.
Behind that is the Amazon A-to-z Guarantee Protection
“… we guarantee purchases
from Amazon Marketplace and Merchant sellers when payment is made via the
Amazon.com website or when you use Amazon Payments for qualified purchases on
third-party websites. The condition of the item you buy and its timely delivery
are guaranteed under the Amazon A-to-z Guarantee.
Buyers are covered at no cost.”
I’ve bought a lot on Amazon, including a new Nikon D7000, and have never really had to resort to this guarantee. To weed out the scammers, you only get to use the A-z Guarantee like 3 times over a life time …
If I had had only the one D7000, I would have taken the chance on this $650.00 beauty; since, I have two D7000‘s and could not get the use out of the body, I did not buy it, even at that killer buy and resell it price.
Any of you have experiences buying used camera bodies or lenses on-line … ?
And, if one of our readers picks up this particular deal, will really like to know how it turns out!