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Old Oct 30, 2010, 5:10 PM   #31
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[B]You could be right. I always ask for an unopened box, ...
Well, if you buy straight from Amazon, you will always get an unopened unit. They never repackage anything and sell as NEW. It's too much risk in case they get caught. I bought the Kx from their Warehouse Deals, which is their own site where they sell returned equipments (open boxes). The nice thing about it is that they are way cheaper, they qualify for free shipping and are covered by Amazon's return policy. The bad thing is, you don't know why an item was returned. I'd imagine that if a customer receives a defective unit, he/she would contact Amazon, explain the problem and then return the item, in which case Amazon should not re-sell it.
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Well, if you buy straight from Amazon, you will always get an unopened unit. They never repackage anything and sell as NEW. It's too much risk in case they get caught. I bought the Kx from their Warehouse Deals, which is their own site where they sell returned equipments (open boxes). The nice thing about it is that they are way cheaper, they qualify for free shipping and are covered by Amazon's return policy. The bad thing is, you don't know why an item was returned. I'd imagine that if a customer receives a defective unit, he/she would contact Amazon, explain the problem and then return the item, in which case Amazon should not re-sell it.
I agree with you, if an item has been returned, it shouldn't be re-sold to the next person.

I've often been tempted, but never bought camera equipment from an American firm...different country, possible warranty issues, duty, etc....but a lot of the deals available in the USA are great compared to Canada.
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Do you have to pay duty on merchandise you buy from the US? If so, the "good" deal becomes less attractive.
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