Found an ad at a nearby location for a Nikon D4 with 15k actuations, what could be a ball park amount that I could ask for?
I'm gonna go for a quick inspection, anything specific that I should look for?
The photo on the ad has scratches on the body, not worried about it as long as it's not abused. Any suggestions?
I've texted the # in the ad, let me see what kinda scam it turns out to be.
Do not become a victim.
I recently sold a D800 that had impact damage. It would have cost me £1400 to fix (I sent it to Nikon to have a look at) BUT it worked perfectly 95% of the time and externally, you simply couldn't tell.
P.S. I sold it and was totally up front with it's condition by the way! Someone got a bargain.
The person responded saying it's in excellent working condition, powers right up, I guess the camera has to do more than that. As per the serial number on the ad (from the photo), I've been looking around on the forum for stolen, couldn't find. The photo also shows that it's "Made in Japan", how to find if it's an import model?
I'm smelling something fishy, as the person says that it's an awesome camera would not let go if not for the shortage of funds. Let's see, i'm just curios to see the person who would let go of their stuff for such a low price!!!
I know how it hurts to lose a camera and some douche-bag trying to sell it as well!!!
Looks to me like you're falling for it swamesp!
This person is responding, I'm also thinking to report to cops, cos if he is selling a stolen camera then that's a serious thing to look into. So got to know before I walk in that direction.
The original D4 listed is no longer available and replaced with a D4s. It may have been a fire sale to get the last stock inventory off the shelf.
You can't sell something that doesn't belong to you in the first place
When selling, one can go to your local bank, especially if a cashier's check is offered in payment as your bank can verify the authenticity of the check before you give up the goods.
However, as a rule only the issuing bank can validate the cashier's check (or similar instruments) in a timely fashion. In the US, due to Regulation CC, banks are required to accept a cashier's check and release funds by the 2nd business day unless they already suspect that the check is fraudulent.
E.g., if you bank with Wells Fargo but the buyer presents a check from Chase, you have to go to a Chase branch to validate the check. Your bank will likely just accept the check without questions and release the funds to comply with Regulation CC. Then, possibly up to two weeks later, they can reverse the credit if the check turns out to be fraudulent, leaving you with a big mess.
The unfortunate situation regarding cashier's check is there are a lot of folks printing their own on banks randomly selected. One key is the phone number on the check is usually a cell phone not correlating with the city the bank is supposedly located in. In investigating internet scams I have acquired several invalid instruments, some of which are so sloppily manufactured so as to be clearly evident as forged/improper documents.
There are many fraud cashier's check rings everywhere. I just don't accept them as payment for anything.
I looked at a D4 with similar shutter activations from a pro. He was asking $4,900 and he included a training video. He just got it back from Nikon so it was under their warranty. Of course, that price was before the new model was released.
+1 to everyone on their comments.
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