You asked how you would know if they just sent you back the same lens with different paperwork. That is why I answered serial number. If it was reconditioned by nikon then you could email them or call service and support with the serial number to see if it was a refurb.
How to tell if a camera or lense was made in China when searching and buying online.
I am currently living in Germany looking to buy a new lense for my D60 camera. I saw two lenses in a store, one was made in China and the other in Thailand. The one made in Thailand felt and looked better. Also, can I order from this site to be sent to Germany or do you have a site similar to this for Germany?
asked 9 months ago
9 months ago
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Nikon operates factories all across the globe and each operate to the same high standard. While individual cameras are marked with their country of manufacture we can't make a blanket statement about which camera is produced where.
Is there any way to tell if a lens is refurbished or new?
The reason I ask this question is that I recently ordered a 'new' lens from a company. Upon receiving my order, which came 'white-boxed', the lens had a 'Nikon Refurbished' 90-day warranty sheet around it. The ad for the lens clearly stated that Condition: NEW. After contacting the seller, I received a phone call this AM, stating that they were sending a UPS return label, processing a replacement lens (NEW), stated it would also come in a white box - but with a warranty card. How do I know they just did not send me the same lens, except with a warranty card?