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08-06-2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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Recycled Lenses on Amazon

It took three shipments of Tamron 70-200/2.8 lenses to me for me to get one that had not been abused (seriously abused) in shipping. Finally got a box that looked like no one had ever handled it and the lens is working flawlessly

The reason for this thread is that the first seller did NOT immediately put the lens that was DOA (would not even be recognized on either camera as an AF lens) back up for sale. They have had no used or refurbished or returned 70-200's up on their site since. However, the second one that was de-centered and returned apparently is up for sale at Amazon for around $60 less and listed as "like new" condition. In general I am a big fan of Amazon and have had no problems with their returns in the past. It bothers me to see what I believe was the lens I returned for having problems show up as "like new" (it went up 2-3 days after I got confirmation that Amazon received my return to them).

I guess I'm posting this to warn folks to take Amazon Warehouse listings with a grain of salt. Remember that returned items do NOT come with a manufacturers warranty per Amazon. So, if its not up to speed you can only return it to them (again) but if you miss the return deadline you'd have to pay to have it repaired by Tamron yourself.

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