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    A D500 purchased from Amazon and....

    A D500 purchased from Amazon and....
    This is NOT mine--I pulled this photo from a Facebook group. The photo's caption states, When you order a Nikon D500 but there's somebody's old Canon POS in the box because they scammed Amazon on the return. It's in the FB group NRDG - Nikon REAL Discussion Group. To Amazon's credit, they sent a prepaid return label and sent a replacement out immediately.

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    Re: A D500 purchased from Amazon and....

    Quote Originally Posted by hark View Post
    This is NOT mine--I pulled this photo from a Facebook group. The photo's caption states, When you order a Nikon D500 but there's somebody's old Canon POS in the box because they scammed Amazon on the return. It's in the FB group NRDG - Nikon REAL Discussion Group. To Amazon's credit, they sent a prepaid return label and sent a replacement out immediately.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

    A D500 purchased from Amazon and....-nikon-d500.jpg
    If this is true, I wonder if Amazon can track down the previous thief that did the switch... But then I wonder how they couldn't just feel this is not right just by shaking the box and hearing there is no bubble wrap.... I have a real hard time believing this post on FB. But that's just me... maybe.
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    Re: A D500 purchased from Amazon and....

    I don't know, Marcel. Some of the comments indicated Amazon should be able to track the original buyer. It's crazy, that's for sure.
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    Re: A D500 purchased from Amazon and....

    I'm guessing this is BS.
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    Re: A D500 purchased from Amazon and....

    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorHippie View Post
    I'm guessing this is BS.
    I'll second this.
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    Re: A D500 purchased from Amazon and....

    So, Amazon would ship a returned box without first sending it to be refurbished?


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  7. #7
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    Re: A D500 purchased from Amazon and....

    My first instinct on this was BS, but the guy who posted it seems to be a normal guy based on a quick look at his fb page. So maybe it's real. It does not surprise me that Amazon would not even open a return box. They are not known for happy and dedicated employees, so anything is possible as those boxes fly by. I bought a razor last year. A regular old-school double edge shaving razor. It came with a used blade in it! I don't think it was a sneaky return, just a return that should not have gone back on the shelf. The guy returning it probably went a little overboard in packing 'everything', including the sample blade it shipped with.

    I have bought some camera equipment from Amazon over the years, but they are not my first choice. I just don't see them sending every return back to the manufacturer like they should. Even more risk with a Amazon marketplace seller. If a camera or lens went home with somebody, it's 'used'.
    I must have a really good camera.

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    Re: A D500 purchased from Amazon and....

    Quote Originally Posted by nickt View Post
    My first instinct on this was BS, but the guy who posted it seems to be a normal guy based on a quick look at his fb page. So maybe it's real. It does not surprise me that Amazon would not even open a return box. They are not known for happy and dedicated employees, so anything is possible as those boxes fly by. I bought a razor last year. A regular old-school double edge shaving razor. It came with a used blade in it! I don't think it was a sneaky return, just a return that should not have gone back on the shelf. The guy returning it probably went a little overboard in packing 'everything', including the sample blade it shipped with.

    I have bought some camera equipment from Amazon over the years, but they are not my first choice. I just don't see them sending every return back to the manufacturer like they should. Even more risk with a Amazon marketplace seller. If a camera or lens went home with somebody, it's 'used'.
    It would be so easy for me to take a Nikon box, put anything I want in it just to take a picture and post it... If I would be a dishonest person, I could even try to fool Amazon by doing this. The guy could be a regular person as much as you wish, it doesn't exclude a hoax or a scam. Wether he is the scammer or the scammed one will remain undecided as far as I'm concerned. If, on the other hand, I had seen the unboxing of this thing, then I could have believed him.
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    Re: A D500 purchased from Amazon and....

    It's hard to tell if this is fake or what. However if this is real, the person that is sending back the bogus item to Amazon is taking a hellava chance. I'm no expert on this, but this might be mail fraud which is a federal crime.
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    Re: A D500 purchased from Amazon and....

    I think for a mail fraud claim to apply, it has to actually be via US Postal Service. UPS and FedEx don't count for the federal crime.

    If this is true, and we will never really know, I don't think Amazon would ever prosecute. They won't prosecute because, just like us, they will never really know who did it. And just like the credit card companies, its not worth Amazon's time to investigate isolated cases of fraud. They make restitution to the customer that claims fraud and never look to back to the perpetrator unless a pattern develops.
    I must have a really good camera.





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