Welcome to Nikonians! The less than a year old raises a Red Flag for the reason Brian mentioned above, unless the seller purchased it used or maybe refurbished. My D3 will be 5 years old at the end of November. It has significantly more shutter actuations and does not have any quirks or issues what-so-ever. While I suspect that other bodies have had the same or similar issues, they are Not common problems with the D3 series bodies. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!