questions for Olympus c-5050 users---Did I buy a used one?

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Jeff, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Guest

    I bought an Olympus C-5050 from a website (Beach Camera) several days ago,
    and when I received it, I find that there was no seal at all, the box was
    open. I called Olympus America, and I was told that usually the camera box
    is wrapped in plastic. Did I buy a used one from that store? They are
    supposed to send me a brand new one.
    Thanks for your opinion.
    Jeff, Dec 12, 2003
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  2. Jeff

    gr Guest

    I bought one from B&H that arrived that way as well. I suspect the stores
    just rotate display models. When they sell one, they ship the display model
    and unwrap a new one to put it on display.

    Overall, I wasn't that impressed with B&H sales&service. Oh well, it was
    cheaper than buying local, so I guess you get what you pay for.
    gr, Dec 13, 2003
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    Rina Guest

    FWIW I've bought a couple of Olympus digital cameras and neither was in a
    shrink wrapped box.

    Rina, Dec 13, 2003
  4. Jeff

    Mark Johnson Guest

    Does it look new? Is the lens clean, particularly inside? Did you hold
    it at an angle to the light, turn on the camera, and look carefully
    for even a tiny speck of dust down in there? Any scratches?

    I got mine in a baggie, taped inside bubble wrap, sealed with the
    official 1in piece of celophane tape, I guess. And there was no tape
    closing the box. So.
    Mark Johnson, Dec 14, 2003
  5. Jeff

    SchnauzerDad Guest

    Hard to say, but my 5060 came all wrapped from Digital Discount foto.
    SchnauzerDad, Dec 14, 2003
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