Described as “New, never used. Got as a gift”. Update 1…

I just received this camera from an online purchase –

“New, never used. Got as a gift”. Well OK then. Whatever you say.


New Olympus camera. That’s what the seller said.


A science experiment?


Never used but the Olympus factory always ships their cameras with an exposed roll of Fujifilm.

Per eBay’s definition of “new”… New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging (where packaging is applicable). Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packagings, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

Let’s see what happens with my claim. eBay has been very good with refunds when items have been grossly misrepresented. No complaints here.

Update 1: I sent the request for a full refund at 3:58 PM and had a full refund by 4:25 PM. Thanks to the seller for accepting responsibility for his error and quickly refunding my original purchase price including shipping.

Remember to always remove batteries when your camera is not in use… especially after a decade or more!


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2 thoughts on “Described as “New, never used. Got as a gift”. Update 1…

    1. Yes, me too. If you receive something that you bought on eBay and it’s not as described, simply request a refund and include some highly detailed pictures of the damage or excess wear on the item. With the photographic proof they always act quickly. It’s really a pretty safe system for the buyer if you’re careful. Of the last 7 cameras that I purchased, 3 had to be returned.
      This seller refunded my money as soon as he saw my pictures and has told me not to send the camera back to him. That tells me he knew it was junk and hoped to get away with it. Oh well.


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