20D - How real are the bad copy concerns?

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20D - How real are the bad copy concerns?
Mar 14, 2005

How real is the bad copy concern - getting a used camera shipped to you.

I have been hearing people about getting a used/returned equipment even from well known and well rated stores because 20D has been around for a while now. From what I have heard, manifestations include sensor dust, old version of the firmware, and pre-set settings that are different from out-of-the-box settings.

How can I be sure the equipment is factory fresh? Is there a way to verify the shutter count? Ofcourse buying from a well known store with good post-sales customer service is one way to protect my self. Anything else I can do to ensure my hard earned $$$$ is buying me the absolute prestine piece of equipment?

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-Ajith

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