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Sold my D7000, buyer is complaining about dirty sensor

greynolds

Billerica, US
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greynolds Gold Member Nikonian since 20th Jul 2008
Thu 06-Jun-13 03:14 PM

Looking for opinions here...

I sold my D7000 on eBay a few days ago and the buyer is complaining that the sensor is dirty. He included a few sample shots shot at f22 (they're attached to eBay messages and I can't figure out how to save them so I could post them here) and I do see a relatively small number (5-6 as best I can tell) of spots. I hadn't noticed any issues with spots before selling it, but hadn't thought to run a test to specifically check for that. In my listing I included the text:

"This listing is for a used Nikon D7000 in excellent cosmetic condition and perfect working order (I'm not aware of any issues with the camera or any of the accessories)."

He's asking me to cover the cost of professional cleaning ($50 at his local camera shop) or to return the camera for a refund if the built-in cleaning process doesn't work. My inclination is to offer to split the cost of the cleaning with him, which I think is reasonable. If he returns the camera, he's responsible for the shipping and I obviously have the hassle of relisting it (and either cleaning the sensor or disclosing it in my listing now that I know that it's not perfectly clean).

Does this seem like a reasonable resolution that should leave everyone happy?

Geoff

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