Hello, so I'm a soon to be owner of a Nikon D7000. I'm posting this just because I'm a bit worried and maybe overreacting about the value of the camera.
The thing is... As I live in Brazil, where taxes and charges on imported products are too high (for example, a new Nikon D7000 with 18-105 lens can cost more than $3.000 in stores), it's kinda hard for me to buy expensive eletronic stuff, like a camera, here. So, I've asked my friend to buy a camera kit in New York for me, which included:
Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera (Body)
Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Lens
Nikon 70-300mm AF Lens
and some cheap stuff, like:
Vivitar Slave Flash VIV-SF3000
Vivitar Professional Series 50-Inch Tripod and Carrying Bag
Zeikos ZE-HC18 Small Hard Case
Tru Digital SLR Camera Lens & Accessory Backpack Black/Blue
Transcend 16GB Class 10 SDHC Card (TS16GSDHC10)
Digital Concepts USB 2.0 SD/SDHC/MMC Card Reader
Zeikos Flexible Leg Table top Tripod
Zeikos Screen Protectors (Clear)
Zeikos ZE-MC3A 3 Memory Card Wallet
Zeikos ZE-CL3A 3 Piece Cleaning Kit
All this costed me 1,669 USD with taxes and 3-year CPS warranty included.
As a way to thank him for buying the camera for me, I've told him he could use the camera to take some pics while he was there. But, the problem is that he didn't use it with parsimonia and, in these 10 days, he took over 3.000 pictures. I was a little bit upset and worried, because I've thought of myself paying the price of a new item for an used item. Also, when I've searched online for used D7000s, I've found the body of some with less than 2000 shutter actuations for less than 800 dollars. Here, the price of it, in relation to a new one, reduced in about 500 dollars.
Should I be this worried with this devaluation or am I overreacting? Should I leave it in this way?
If I sound selfish to someone, I'd like to apologize. It's not about selfishness or being peeky. It's just because I was caught by surprise by this overusage and got a little bit upset for working so hard to buy an expensive camera which will get here a bit used.