Would you buy a camera where no shutter count is available?

3 months 3 days ago #737590 by Dan Lindgren
I found a Nikon Z7 that a woman is selling, she claims she was recently divorced and this was her husbands camera that she got from the settlement. She has no clue what the shutter count is on it, and seems a bit clueless.  Would you buy a camera like this that is priced well?

I'm on the fence.  It's a good deal, but that would suck if I buy and it turns out it has 300,000 photos on it!  

She claims he bought it only a year ago, and it looks new.  Based on the photos, it looks really good.  What would you do?  


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3 months 3 days ago #737621 by CharleyL
In my life "too good to be true" has usually burned me, so I now frequently pass up this kind of deal, unless the cost of shutter replacement is far less than the selling price. I would still likely pass on this one, unless I was able to find out the shutter count or get her to do it.

Charley


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3 months 1 day ago #737696 by Brody Kross
When you go to buy the camera, take a test shot in JPG and check on you computer before you hand over the $$.  If she gets butt hurt that you are doing this, it's a scam.  


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3 months 1 day ago #737730 by TCav
I wouldn't buy any used camera that didn't come with a warranty (as in, not a guarantee).


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2 months 4 weeks ago #737771 by Photo Junky
No, only if I knew what the shutter count was would I buy


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2 months 4 weeks ago #737864 by Norse Photographer
Not unless it was super cheap, I mean SUPER cheap.  


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2 months 3 weeks ago #737973 by Moe
Heck no


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2 months 3 weeks ago #738043 by Dan Lindgren
I'm walking her through the process of taking a JPG and sending me the file, I'll look up the shutter count.  Thank you for all the advice!  


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2 months 3 weeks ago #738160 by Hoss
Absolutely not, that's not good use of $$.  Would you buy a used car without knowing the miles on it?  


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2 months 2 weeks ago #738258 by neal1977
Not a chance!  


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2 months 2 weeks ago #738308 by Jon East
It's super easy getting the shutter count, so no, I wouldn't buy without at least exploring that quickly.  


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2 months 2 weeks ago #738426 by Fitch
Can't say I'm that adventurous.  Good example with buying a car with no understanding of miles.  It really does relate.  


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2 months 1 week ago #738584 by Addicted2Photos
LOL, not unless the camera was just being given to me.  


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2 months 1 week ago #738586 by Dan Lindgren
Turned out the camera only had 7831 photos on it.  Works for me!  


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2 months 1 week ago #738629 by Ian Stone
Well that turned out good, hopefully you were able to pick up the camera for a good price.  


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