ART Which would you rather have?

hootpie

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Oct 5, 2003
48,125
Northern California
A brand new DSLR for $485 or a used one with ~2200 actuations and some light scratches on the body for $385?

I'd normally just get the used one since it'll be used once I play with it anyway, but I'm not too familiar with used DSLR's (e.g. things to look out for).
 

hurleyint1386

Someone has sand in their vagina
Jan 6, 2005
3,646
Rochester, NY
A brand new DSLR for $485 or a used one with ~2200 actuations and some light scratches on the body for $385?

I'd normally just get the used one since it'll be used once I play with it anyway, but I'm not too familiar with used DSLR's (e.g. things to look out for).

If you're getting a used DSLR for 385, then it's obviously not a magnesium body. Check for any scratches or damage due to it being dropped. Plastic isn't as protective.
 

hurleyint1386

Someone has sand in their vagina
Jan 6, 2005
3,646
Rochester, NY
Damn, that's not a bad deal. If the used one is in near mint shape, I'd so go for that. Otherwise, you can get the brand new one for not much more.
 
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hootpie

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Oct 5, 2003
48,125
Northern California
Damn, that's not a bad deal. If the used one is in near mint shape, I'd so go for that. Otherwise, you can get the brand new one for not much more.

Yeah...other than being dropped, how could a DSLR get scratched? I was thinking maybe it was put in a bag with other things, but I can't see the scratches in the pictures.

It's off eBay, so the last thing I want is to buy a camera that has been dropped and doesn't work right and have to deal with the hassle.
 

aCab

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Jun 1, 2007
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Chicaaago
Yeah...other than being dropped, how could a DSLR get scratched? I was thinking maybe it was put in a bag with other things, but I can't see the scratches in the pictures.

It's off eBay, so the last thing I want is to buy a camera that has been dropped and doesn't work right and have to deal with the hassle.

The bottom of my 30d got scratched on the pit wall of Road Atlanta last year. Didn't drop it, just drug it along the wall by accident cause my strap was caught on my bag.
 

jared_IRL

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Feb 12, 2006
21,171
A hundred bucks more for something that's never been used?

I'd grab the new one. Peace of mind is pretty valuable...
 

White Stormy

Take that, subspace!
Sep 17, 2002
85,544
Sparkopolis
I wouldn't buy anything used on ebay.

and btw the cashback takes 10-12 weeks to receive. you aren't eligible to cash it out from your live.com cashback account for 60 days after ebay acknowledges it, and then it takes up to 14 days to receive it via paypal.. then another few days to get it into your bank account.. or up to 2 weeks to receive a check from paypal.
 

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