Konica-Minolta Complaint - The Minolta 7D
I bought this supposedly "one of the best cameras in the world" from this dealer who is a pharmacist. It was rated #1 by Consumer Reports Guide. Had problems with sticking shutter and memory card slot pins bending. Also too many bells and whistles on it. Had some bad experiences and bad pics from it. Asked for my refund. Dealer said "Minolta does not give refunds." I said "I did not buy it from Minolta. I bought it from you." He never told me camera was warranted for one year. He kept the card that I filled out serial no. and other info; I gave it to him to fill out dealer's part and never got back. Camera was sent off twice for repairs. Second time, it was gone four mos. I complained to BBB, saying I wanted a refund of the price. Finally the dealer said he would buy it back from me for half of what I paid ($1,295) - $600 and he paid the repair bill ($216). Beware - Konica-Minolta software was bought by Sony; KM went out of business. Don't buy this brand because soon you won't be able to get parts for it.