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I spoke with them on the phone, and they issued a call tag. It will be 3 weeks before I get my $ back. I asked how they let a camera with a screwed up car slot get out the door, she said sometimes they miss something. I asked how they can test a camera without putting a card in the slot.

Crickets.

The fact is, they didn't test this body.

She had the gall to ask me if I wanted a refund or an exchange.

You're joking...right?
I bought a used Panasonic GM1 from KEH. Cosmetically, it looked great. However, it wouldn't recognize several different SD cards that I inserted (they were recognized by my other Micro 4/3 bodies). So pretty clear they didn't test it. I called them, explained the situation, and they didn't argue with me - they immediately sent me a return label and refunded my money after they received the camera.
 

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Well, I can't believe this but I fixed it. The slot on a Sony will take an SD card or a Memory Stick pro. Because of that there's some extra stuff that you don't see in a regular SD card slot. After comparing and looking closely, I saw something that didn't look like it belonged. Some internet searches and I determined it to be a piece of plastic from a card or memory stick that had been inserted before. I was (miraculously) able to fish it out by bending the tip over on one of those wires you use to close up a turkey during cooking. I was able to get just enough bite with the sharp point in the plastic to lift it out. Took a few tires but got it. So, while I'm still not happy with their performance, I am keeping the camera.
 

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Well, I can't believe this but I fixed it. The slot on a Sony will take an SD card or a Memory Stick pro. Because of that there's some extra stuff that you don't see in a regular SD card slot. After comparing and looking closely, I saw something that didn't look like it belonged. Some internet searches and I determined it to be a piece of plastic from a card or memory stick that had been inserted before. I was (miraculously) able to fish it out by bending the tip over on one of those wires you use to close up a turkey during cooking. I was able to get just enough bite with the sharp point in the plastic to lift it out. Took a few tires but got it. So, while I'm still not happy with their performance, I am keeping the camera.
Do you think they may have tested it with the Memory Stick Pro card?
 

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One Olympus body and two lenses (Olympus and Panasonic) purchased from MPB, delighted with all three, and very keen prices.
 

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