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06-05-2015, 07:09 AM   #1
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Are Pentax boxes sealed?

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Does anyone know how pentax seals it's packages at the factory....meaning how do I know if I am buying a new k3 or one that was returned and repackaged.....pentax must seal the box before shipping....does anyone know what to look for...
Thanks for the help

06-05-2015, 08:18 AM   #2
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I've never gotten a sealed box from Pentax. Lenses or cameras. No seal or tape or anything.
06-05-2015, 09:20 AM   #3
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On the other hand, it tends to be quite clear when you open it up if the contents have been significantly disturbed. You can also run a shutter-activation program to discern any previous use. Frankly, I tend to be utilitarian about the whole thing. It just doesn't matter if someone opened it up for a brief test drive - it's still new and has the warranty.
06-05-2015, 03:52 PM   #4
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None of my boxes or internal packaging have ever been sealed.

K-3 tested with a shutter count of 2 so I considered it new

06-06-2015, 04:01 PM   #5
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No seals on mine bought new from B&H.


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