Upload & Sell: Off
You never send back something you ordered, that was a pain? anal retentive? Never heard that before.
In my case, half a year earlier I wanted to purchase a 50mm 1.2.
My dealer gave me one demo glas to attach to my body. It had horrible CA and in 20 testshots did not find any focus even using a tripod. So my dealer put out their Demo 1D MK III. Result was the same. So he opened a new lens box and (we) tested that one with at least 4 bodies. Same CR focus found 2 times. At least we tested all 1.2 he had in house (5). One was without CA but none of them found more than 8 times the focus (in 20 shots). Than he told me to wait after this stuff was sold and he would get a new charge. I asked him: "You really want to sell those?" He lifted his shoulders. He is just an employee. "We can order new ones when we run empty!"
I think, the only person to blame is the shop owner, who forces his sales person to sell horrible stuff, instead of sending it back to Canon for calibration. Instead I tested 7 (!) 1.4s and bought the best one.
The point of course is too, that I never ordered any camera or lens via internet. I purchased any gear since 2000 at the same dealers place, spending easyly 10-15% more then ordering something online. I prefere to visit my dealer and spend the otherwise "saved 100-150" Euro at his place.
What do you do if you get a horrible glas via Amazon? Would you send it to Canon for calibration (and missing it for some weeks, not knowing when and how functional it comes back?) I might be an anal retentive person, but I would send it back to Amazon the same day, getting a new copy the day after tomorrow. Doing different imo is just beeing stupid.
I guess Amazon would sell it to the next person, placing an order. Maybe THEY have the power to give it back to Canon. An ordinary dealer (and surely no salesman) does not have it.
Edited on Feb 18, 2012 at 06:38 PM · View previous versions