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06-23-2015, 12:09 PM   #1
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Bought camera from Amazon ... is it used?

Hi all,

I bought a camera (wg-4 gps) from Amazon marketplace from a seller located in NY/USA. I am surprised about the packaging: the clear wrap on the outside does not look like factory wrap, nor is the box sealed.
So I think I probably have a used/returned camera.

Does anyone know how Ricoh compacts are usually packaged in terms of the cellophane wrap and the box seals?

Also, any way to check something like shutter counts etc to see if it has been used?

Thanks,
Sam

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QuoteOriginally posted by sameagle Quote
Hi all,

I bought a camera (wg-4 gps) from Amazon marketplace from a seller located in NY/USA. I am surprised about the packaging: the clear wrap on the outside does not look like factory wrap, nor is the box sealed.
So I think I probably have a used/returned camera.

Does anyone know how Ricoh compacts are usually packaged in terms of the cellophane wrap and the box seals?

Also, any way to check something like shutter counts etc to see if it has been used?

Thanks,
Sam
Pentax boxes aren't sealed, nor are the camera wrappers themselves. I'd look for evidence of fingerprints or smudges.

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06-23-2015, 01:09 PM   #4
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I called Ricoh Support and they have confirmed what you said, Adam. Boxes do not usually have a cellophane wrap, boxes are not "sticker sealed". I loaded a photo per Rimfiredude's link and my shutter count is at 0. Also the camera and accessories seem to be pristine with not greasy paw-prints.

Next step: do a bunch of photos and testing to make sure my unit is decent.

Thanks,
Sam

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The seller probably got tired of people complaining that the product wasn't new because it wasn't shrink-wrapped and started shrink-wrapping everything.
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