Thank you to my new friends here--and prolly farewell, too

Started Jul 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
Robin Casady Forum Pro • Posts: 12,898
Re: B&H was fantastic

Water Ouzel wrote:

So, the packaging was pristine. The JPG file name was _DSC0001.

I believe B&H sent me in good faith a "new" camera but that Nikon forgot to reset the shutter count when they shipped this refurb as new. My hypothesis: Maybe Nikon is swimming in refurbs. And their repair facility is famous for neglect. I qotta wonder if their volume of refurbs is forcing them to send them out as new, but some characteristically inattentive tech neglected the shutter count.

Another thread referenced Monty Python, "Run away, quickly." It's really theatre of the absurd, as I see it, trying to believe in Nikon at this point.


I think you are making some leaps of logic here. While B&H probably sent it in good faith, there is no way to tell why your camera has so many actuations. I think the most likely scenario is that Nikon had nothing to do with it. B&H accepts returns. They don't trash returned cameras. Nor do they sell them as used. They send them out to customers as new. I think you simply got a camera returned to B&H.

Since they accept returns. Return it to them. Have them send you another new camera. Repeat the process until you get one that shows only one actuation. Or, buy from some other store.

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Robin Casady
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."
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