Amazon used XT1 kits

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  1. Armanius

    Armanius FujiXspot Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    Amazon has many XT1 kits available. They are about $150 less than MSRP.

    Could all these returns be related to the light leak issue?
  2. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    NW corner of CT
    Gosh, I hope not but that is something to consider. Not much of a savings is it?
  3. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

    Mar 9, 2013
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Mine was. I got mine as a used / open box warehouse deal from Amazon because it was available and it was a slight discount. Mine definitely has the light leak issue and will have to go back in to Fuji for a fix eventually (not in a rush since it's not affecting regular use).

    I ordered a second used body from Amazon to see if it was any better, and it was actually bricked - wouldn't even turn on out of the box :(

    Now, to be fair, I've ordered a lot of cameras from Amazon over the years including used ones, and this was the first time something like that has ever happened. But having said that... based on my experience I honestly wouldn't recommend buying a used X-T1 from Amazon right now, at least until this light leak issue thing has settled down.
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  4. capodave

    capodave FujiXspot Veteran

    Jan 31, 2013
    Mission Viejo CA
    Dave Kavlich
    OC Camera has one at $200 off.
    Two weeks old.
    Nothing wrong with it, many of their customer buy and return,
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  5. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

    Feb 13, 2013
    Cleveland, OH
    Over in Fuji X Forum there are a fair number of reported issues ranging from rear dials and flash shoes only working intermittently, to fully bricked cameras (fairly standard stuff for a new camera model's first run). I for one wouldn't trust a used X-T1 at this point unless it can be returned or you're certain the warranty will be honored by Fuji. To me the savings isn't worth the potential hassle. My local shop has an X-T1 and 56mm in stock but I think I'll wait until the light leak issue gets sorted (and perhaps even the rear buttons)

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  6. taz98spin

    taz98spin FujiXspot Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    New York, NY
    Mine has a hot pixel, so it was shipped back to Fuji customer service yesterday..
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  7. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Rico Pfirstinger
    I am sure that some forum readers returned their early X-T1s due to the light leak, mushy selector keys or just "because".

    So there's a very good chance that those samples exhibit those faults.
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  8. yakky

    yakky FujiXspot Regular

    Dec 18, 2013
    And amazon is not particularly great about grading cameras. It's a roll of the dice. KEH on the other hand has impeccable grading.
  9. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 8, 2013
    NW corner of CT
    I only just learned about KEH the other day on Serious Compacts. Glad to know that you feel they're very good about their used cameras, yakky.
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