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Liberal Return Policies vs. "has my camera been used?": A way to Solve This

Started May 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Patrick McMahon
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Re: no thanks....
In reply to michaeladawson, May 6, 2014

It is not so much an objection to the seal, but the added burden the seal places on a brick and mortar as opposed to a large retailer like amazon who can have much more influence over a manufacturer.

I like to go in and try out a lenses. The idea that my asking a camera shop to try a lens would effectively reduce the value of a lens because of a seal is unfair. Additionally, the notion that a shop should have one extra of every lens as a trial places another unfair burden on them. Lens are not raspberries, they are not going to be bruised and destroyed by people handling them under the supervision of a sales technician.

I get the concept... but again, if this is something that concerns people then stop shopping at Amazon. And if you don't want to buy from a local, trusted camera shop then buy from a retailer who charges a 20% restocking fee.

And if you buy from Amazon and know that you have a camera that is a return, and it bothers you in some subjective way... return it.

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