A of yesterday I am a new owner of a D700. Since 2006 I bought and then sold D80 -> D200 -> D300 (twice) and now I was finally able to get the Dream.
My story and question: I bought a refurbished D700 from a very reputable store for $1,979. I choose to go with a refurbished vs new ($2,200) based on the past experience I had with refurbished products (lenses only).
The camera has 29,000 shutter actuation, which I think is a little bit too much for a refurbished, and for the price? Other than that the camera looks like new, you won't see any difference.
Ok, it's supposed to be a short post, so here we go: do I keep the camera or return it?
________________ IOAN "... stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God" - Elihu eikonao.com
#4. "RE: Would you keep it or ..." In response to Reply # 3
The warranty for a refurbished is 90 days. I think the new one has 1 year. But this is not a game changer for me. I know a 29k it's not a lot for a D700, but the price I paid I think is a little bit too much. If I knew the shutter actuation is 29k I would never buy it, period. The resale value will also be lower, in case I want to sale it later.
I'll wait until Tuesday when they re-open and try to speak with a manager, maybe I'll either get a good discount or just return it. ________________ IOAN "... stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God" - Elihu eikonao.com
#6. "RE: Would you keep it or ..." In response to Reply # 5
Here in Portugal, photographic equipmentt is extremly expensive. When i was looking for an used D700, i wanted with less than 10k clicks, and i found one, used, with 8k, that cost me 1500€ (1877$ USD). The new ones cost 2400€ (3000$ USD). So i was lucky to find one LNIB for that price. I know that 29k clicks that's not to much for a D700 (rated for 150k), but it does look to much to that range of price you payed.
Nikonians!!! My best investment made after my camera!!!
#7. "RE: Would you keep it or ..." In response to Reply # 0
if you decide to return and look for a used one, I have a d700 with less than 15000 clicks that I will be selling since i just got my d800. the camera will come with all original packing,extra battery and Markin L plate. I bought it new from local Nikon dealer. Let me know if you are interested. Sandeep
#11. "RE: Would you keep it or ..." In response to Reply # 0
If you divide the price of a new D700 by the 150,000 cycle shutter life expectancy you get the cost per frame ($.01466) then multiply by 29,000 clicks the depreciation is $425.14 making the value of the camera $1773.86 which is a little more than $200.00 less than you paid not to mention the significantly reduced warranty period.
($2199.00 / 150,000 cycles = $0.01466 x 29000 = $425.14) 2199.00 - 425.14 = $1773.86 Given the numbers, I would return it and pay the $220.00 for a new one. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#13. "RE: Would you keep it or ..." In response to Reply # 0
Thank you all for your help.
I did call the store and asked for a discount due to a high 'mileage'. This unit was directly from Nikon and unfortunately Nikon does not allow authorized dealers to reduce the price. I do believe them, Nikon outlet sells the refurbished D700 for the exact same price.
It will go back and I will look to get a new one. I am in contact with a different store and hopefully by noon I'll have my order placed. ________________ IOAN "... stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God" - Elihu eikonao.com