Buying a "B-Ware" mirrorless camera body in Discussion Forum September 07, 2016, 11:06
Hi everyone, I'm interested in the Fujifilm X-M1 mirrorless camera. I know it's an old product but it's fine for me. However I would like to have an advice from more experienced people (I'm a beginner and this is my first camera). I saw on eBay a german shop selling only the body in "B-Ware" condition. As far as I understood, the camera comes from a "demo exhibition" but comes with full warranty. Now, the problem is: given that it's fine for me if the body has some scratches or small imperfections on the plastic or other exterior parts, what about the sensor? I sent an email to the vendor asking for the sensor condition, but can I trust him if he says that it's untouched? I mean, I think it's possible that someone during the exhibition, while trying the camera, removed the sensor cap and touched or damaged the sensor (or just made the dust come in). Do you think I can trust the vendor or I should look somewhere else? It would be nice, however, to buy this since I would save more than 100 euros. By the way the vendor has 99,1% positive feedback, with almost 600 sales.
Thank you very much in advance, and sorry for any English mistake, Giacomo