"New" D800 from BH ... should serial number be in the 30503xx range?

Started Nov 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
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B&H does not re-sell used gear as "new" ...
In reply to Harrisonhud78, Nov 10, 2012

... Or at least never has. B&H's existence and success is based on consumer trust: they are the llBean of the camera world.  They would not risk that.

Any item sold, then returned, and is not sold in a factory sealed box, is a used item.  It should be identified as such to the consumer, sold as an "open box".  Refurbs are also identified as such, and not sold in the same box as factory new.

You should be able to tell if the box had been opened, and the camera used. B&H buys a lot of gear, and D800 sales have slowed since the D600.  This may simply be a camera that has been in stock a few months, so perhaps there are newer serial numbers arriving from Japan that smaller shops are getting because they don't carry inventory.

Why not test the camera and see if it has the defect before assuming it does based on the serial number?

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