Before you buy an Olympus refurbished camera

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by David James, May 17, 2004.

  1. David James

    Tom Scales Guest

    Claims for what? They're not a part of the transaction. Again, what do they
    care? Not their business
    Tom Scales, May 18, 2004
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  2. David James

    Bill Funk Guest

    Do you have some sort of proof thatthe power seller actually got this
    from Olympus in this condition?

    Why is the link in your OP now forbidden? (7:58 AM PT today?
    Bill Funk, May 18, 2004
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  3. David James

    Ken Weitzel Guest


    With all due respect, they certainly ARE part of the
    transaction, whether they want to be, or deserve to be
    or not.

    Their name is on the camera. Their name is used
    every single time one of these negative messages
    comes along.

    Their name is their most valuable asset; and it might
    behoove them to move heaven and earth to protect it.

    Just my 2 cents...

    Take care.

    Ken Weitzel, May 18, 2004
  4. David James

    Bill Funk Guest

    Such a query from someone else would simply be referred back to you.

    Obviously, we can't answer for Olympus.

    In Australia, who soes the law make responsible for a sale from
    someone on Ebay?
    I know such laws differ around the world, and in Europe they are
    different from in the US.
    The fact is, though (as I see it), that you bought this from someone
    we can't ID, whose selling priviliges on Ebay have been suspended
    (why? Fraud?), who, evidently, purported to be a reseller of Oly
    refurbished items. While Oly may have an interest in this, why would
    they have responsibility? Do you have proof that this seller was,
    indeed, an *authorized* reseller of such items, and that Olympus
    stands behind his sales?

    Sorry for the hard questions, but they are pertinent.
    Bill Funk, May 18, 2004
  5. David James

    Bill Funk Guest

    WHile Oly may have refurbished the camera in questiuon, that doesn't
    make them responsible unless the reseller was acting as an authorized
    reseller for Olympus.
    If I purchased an Oly refurbished camera, used it for several months,
    then resold it, would Olympus be responsible for any problems?
    Bill Funk, May 18, 2004
  6. David James

    Vic Dura Guest

    I would consider it his responsibility to do so. He may not, but IMO
    that doesn't relieve him of the responsibility.

    I believe you quarrel is with the seller, not Oly. (Note: I do not
    think much of Oly, but that is beside the point.)

    BTW, I seem to recall that Oly provides a certificate with their
    refurbs. Did you receive a certificate with yours?
    Vic Dura, May 19, 2004
  7. David James

    Bill Funk Guest

    So if you buy a used Chevy (that's out of warranty), do you expect
    Chevrolet to stand behind it?
    Bill Funk, May 19, 2004
  8. David James

    Ken Weitzel Guest

    If I buy one that is claimed to be "refurbished by
    General Motors, I sure do :)

    Ken Weitzel, May 19, 2004
  9. David James

    Bill Funk Guest

    By who? The seller? I'd want to see some sort of documentation that
    the Chevy was indeed refurbished by Chevy, and that I am buying from
    an authorized reseller, and that this particular Chevy is covered by a
    Chevy warranty.

    Claims are easy to make. In this age of rampant fraud (remember, the
    seller's Ebay privs have been yanked), claims must be checked,
    especially in a venue such as Ebay, where claims are made with nothing
    to back them up very frequently.

    I haven't seen any evidence yet that the seller was an authorized
    reseller of Olymous refurbished cameras; have you?
    The seller's been yanked from Ebay; that does not reinforce any good
    feelings about that seller at all.
    I'll stand behind what I say in this: it is incumbant upon the buyer
    to investigate claims made in an Ebay auction; if such investigation
    is not made, the buyer bears some responsibility if things go wrong,
    *and may bear the entire financial loss*. Because of this, buying on
    Ebay should be done with caution, especially whenthe amounts in
    question are considerable tot he buyer.
    This doesn't mean no one should buy on Ebay; I've bought & sold, with
    not one problem.
    But care must be used.
    Bill Funk, May 20, 2004
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