What would you do about this?

6 years 9 months ago #339135 by Monster
I bought a used Nikon D700 from a Craigslist buyer today.  When I called him, he said the camera had 37,847 shutter clicks on it.  He also said he was first owner.  When I got home from picking up the camera, I took a couple shots and uploaded one to check the shutter clicks.  It said 54,031!  I called and left the person a message on the number he gave me.  I also went back on Craigslist and the ad had been removed before I could print it out.  This is nearly 20,000 difference!  I'm so angry, but not sure what I can do here. 

Anyone?  Help please. 


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6 years 9 months ago #339143 by Jon Carson
Look at your computers history to see if there is a cached copy of that Craigslist ad.  That's the problem with buying from Craigslist, some people might not be giving you the most accurate information. 


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6 years 9 months ago #339209 by effron
Probably nothing you can do. I'll offer this advice: If the camera works well, use it and forget about the difference in actuations. Even fifty thousand clicks is low for a camera of that age. Its still a GREAT "picture takin' device"....
I hope you got a good deal.....;)

Why so serious?
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6 years 9 months ago #339243 by KENT MELTON
Hopefully it wasn't intentionally told to you wrong.  Mistakes happen, they could have skipped and just guessed?  Who knows, sorry to hear this.   


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6 years 9 months ago #339543 by StephanieW
Craigslist is risky. I consider anything bought off craigslist as an "as is" situation. That said, if I was super concerned about something like this I would have check before handing over the cash. Test it out and see if it works. I feel like that's the most important part.


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6 years 9 months ago #339663 by Tuscan Muse
I'm sorry this happened.  But, you have a nice camera even with the higher count.

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6 years 9 months ago #339747 by Mike Ayrouth
Well that sucks, any luck reaching the seller?  I hate buying used for that exact reason, you just never know what you are really getting!

Getting BETTER one photo at a time!
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6 years 9 months ago #339937 by I shoot RAW
That is unfortunate.  Good luck!

Wasn't me :)
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6 years 9 months ago #339939 by Stealthy Ninja
On the flip side.

I sold my D3s to some guy and I had put on the ad that it had less than 10k clicks. HOWEVER I found out later how to check and it had about 23k clicks.

I tried to change the ad and let people know who asked about the camera there was a mistake, but it didn't change the buyer acting like a... jerk... about it and leaving a negative comment on the selling site. I sold him a well looked after camera and made an honest mistake.

Oh well.

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6 years 9 months ago #340179 by Joves
When buying on the used market there is always a risk. Personally I never buy used bodies from CL, well unless they are film bodies with a lens that I may want. With digital bodies I would only consider used from a reputable dealer like KEH,B&H, ect. I prefer to beat up my bodies from new, not to get someone else's beat, or used one.


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