Would you buy a used Sony RX1 in Japan?

TheGenerous

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I'm an Austronaut
I've never buy any used electronic or clothes and I hesitate to buy a used camera. This deal for the Sony RX1 is for 600USD less than the retail price in Japan. It's the camera I like the most.

Here in Japan is quite common to find camera shops with product labels as new, like new, used, junk.

How do you inspect the cameras in your country, or lens, how do you know if there aren't scratched but imperceptible for the eye? I don't think having my hands with a new model as reference is easy in this stores.

On the other hand, most of my belongings, in general, are in near perfect condition and that's the reason I never sell anything. Sometimes I see others abuse their electronics or not being very clean while using them.
 

shinji

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TheGenerous said:
How do you inspect the cameras in your country, or lens, how do you know if there aren't scratched but imperceptible for the eye? I don't think having my hands with a new model as reference is easy in this stores.
Take a picture of something plain/white and look for imperfections, preferably with an SD card on a computer and not just magnified on the LCD.
 
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OreoCookie

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Japanese are usually very meticulous, and selling used items is quite common in many of the camera stores. I bought cameras there on many occasions, and I often wouldn't even see that the camera was used, because the original owner kept the box and all the papers.
 
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