Can i buy a camera from Amazon, use it and return it?

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I am going to an event on the 26th and i need a full frame to take some cool looking photos with it. It is slightly unethical to do this, hence why i'm asking but i do not wish to spend £2000 + on a camera that will see little use during a global pandemic. Would amazon accept a return if i did this? They're usually quite liberal when it comes to things like this.
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I am going to an event on the 26th and i need a full frame to take some cool looking photos with it. It is slightly unethical to do this, hence why i'm asking but i do not wish to spend £2000 + on a camera that will see little use during a global pandemic. Would amazon accept a return if i did this? They're usually quite liberal when it comes to things like this.
obviously not, they can tell if you open it/ start up a camera
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I am going to an event on the 26th and i need a full frame to take some cool looking photos with it. It is slightly unethical to do this, hence why i'm asking but i do not wish to spend £2000 + on a camera that will see little use during a global pandemic. Would amazon accept a return if i did this? They're usually quite liberal when it comes to things like this.
They might, they might not. A better idea, from both an ethical and a reliability perspective would be to just pay for a days rent on a camera. There's plenty of rental services you can use.
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(Original post by Silver Arrow)
I am going to an event on the 26th and i need a full frame to take some cool looking photos with it. It is slightly unethical to do this, hence why i'm asking but i do not wish to spend £2000 + on a camera that will see little use during a global pandemic. Would amazon accept a return if i did this? They're usually quite liberal when it comes to things like this.
It's more ethical to rent a camera from Wex or another local outlet, but if you do need to do it, it's doable. It'd cost a bit for a few days, but it's better than risking not being able to return the camera/etc.

Amazon will take any return that they can get their hands on, original packaging or not.

However, you get into murky waters as the price point goes up. Amazon won't bother checking every £20, £50 or even £100 item. However when you get to the £2,000 items as described, resale value becomes an issue, and if they do find the item is not in resalable condition and doesn't have any defects as described, you'd face fees to pay the "cost" to sell it at a lower market price.
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I am going to an event on the 26th and i need a full frame to take some cool looking photos with it. It is slightly unethical to do this, hence why i'm asking but i do not wish to spend £2000 + on a camera that will see little use during a global pandemic. Would amazon accept a return if i did this? They're usually quite liberal when it comes to things like this.
It would be dishonest.

What kind of event is this?
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It's more ethical to rent a camera from Wex or another local outlet, but if you do need to do it, it's doable. It'd cost a bit for a few days, but it's better than risking not being able to return the camera/etc.

Amazon will take any return that they can get their hands on, original packaging or not.

However, you get into murky waters as the price point goes up. Amazon won't bother checking every £20, £50 or even £100 item. However when you get to the £2,000 items as described, resale value becomes an issue, and if they do find the item is not in resalable condition and doesn't have any defects as described, you'd face fees to pay the "cost" to sell it at a lower market price.
Also, further to this, it's possible to check the actuation count on any RAW that pops out of that camera. Cameras have a few test shots fired normally, but if you take any notable amount, then it's possible to check. They might check, I doubt it, but you never know. If a retailer gets the camera back from Amazon (even if Amazon fulfilled, I'm quite sure they will) and they check the actuation and condition of the camera/packaging, you might be in for it.
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Places offer proffesional cameras to rent for this very purpose
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I got a decent second hand one for my coursework off eBay for £55
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Could you? Probably.
Should you? No.
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I got a decent second hand one for my coursework off eBay for £55
Was it a full frame one though?
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Was it a full frame one though?
think so but they're fairly cheap
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I am going to an event on the 26th and i need a full frame to take some cool looking photos with it. It is slightly unethical to do this, hence why i'm asking but i do not wish to spend £2000 + on a camera that will see little use during a global pandemic. Would amazon accept a return if i did this? They're usually quite liberal when it comes to things like this.

too risky imo.

They might, they might not, but if they don't you are left with a £2 camera you don't really have much use for.....
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