Should New Camera Be in Sealed Box?

Started Jun 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
Alphoid Veteran Member • Posts: 5,333
Re: Should New Camera Be in Sealed Box?

Boxes are commonly unsealed with most camera brands, probably precisely so you won't be able to tell level of use.

It's fairly common for major stores to sell returned models as new, both on-line and physical. It's also common for physical stores to open up a camera, let a customer play with it, and put it back in the box. Because they do this, it means you can buy a camera and return it without markups/restocking fees/etc. in most cases. In the end, everyone comes out ahead in the long run.

You should check shutter count if you really care. But why does it matter? You get full warranty. It's no more likely to fail, and it sounds like it is like new.

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