Saw a Nikon D7000 ‘Like New’ Used for $650 on Amazon …

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 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!



One thought on “Saw a Nikon D7000 ‘Like New’ Used for $650 on Amazon …”

  1. Within a couple of days, this seller raised his price to $700. By Tuesday the 21st, item was gone and cheapest D7000 was over $1K used.

    I quite wonder, who got the deal; and, how’d it turn out?

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