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      04-14-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
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WTB: Nikon D5000 or D5100

looking for a used Nikon entry body for my sister. anyone have a D5000 or D5100 they're looking to unload? Will pay $320 for the former, $400 for the latter.
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      04-14-2012, 09:55 AM   #2
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i have d5100 but 400 is too low.. give me a better offer
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Refurb D5100 for $499 ($569 w/ kit lens) at Cameta:

http://slickdeals.net/f/4222670-Niko...ping-at-Cameta

I've looked at Ebay and Craigslist and low end used prices are typically in the mid-high $400s, so the refurb deal (which has a 1 year warrantee) is probably a better bet than trying to save $50 from a seller thinking their used digicam is made of gold.
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Refurb D5100 for $499 ($569 w/ kit lens) at Cameta:

http://slickdeals.net/f/4222670-Niko...ping-at-Cameta

I've looked at Ebay and Craigslist and low end used prices are typically in the mid-high $400s, so the refurb deal (which has a 1 year warrantee) is probably a better bet than trying to save $50 from a seller thinking their used digicam is made of gold.
lol its not made of gold, just the prices in the US are too low. a camera worth 500 usd in the US is 500 euros in europe. now multiply with 1.32 and you see what we paid.. we will never nell anything used in the US because of our taxes here..
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lol its not made of gold, just the prices in the US are too low. a camera worth 500 usd in the US is 500 euros in europe. now multiply with 1.32 and you see what we paid.. we will never nell anything used in the US because of our taxes here..
Not trying to criticize you, in particular, panicos. I understand that it rarely makes sense for overseas sellers to market their gear to US buyers. My comment was directed more at US sellers who have developed unrealistic expectations of the value of their used camera equipment.

The "80% of retail rule" that used to only be found on boutique high end Buy and Sell web sites like FredMiranda.com eventually spread like a bad skin rash to the more general e-commerce sites like Craigslist and Ebay. Since sales and deals on refurbished equipment show up periodically the patient buyer in the US can usually do about as well on new gear (with a warranty) as they could paying an overinflated price on used gear.

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btw sold mine today for 500 euro..
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Not trying to criticize you, in particular, panicos. I understand that it rarely makes sense for overseas sellers to market their gear to US buyers. My comment was directed more at US sellers who have developed unrealistic expectations of the value of their used camera equipment.

The "80% of retail rule" that used to only be found on boutique high end Buy and Sell web sites like FredMiranda.com eventually spread like a bad skin rash to the more general e-commerce sites like Craigslist and Ebay. Since sales and deals on refurbished equipment show up periodically the patient buyer in the US can usually do about as well on new gear (with a warranty) as they could paying an overinflated price on used gear.
True enough. Yesterday I could have scored a refurbed 5D MkII from the Canon store for under $1500 delivered. Today I saw some very used ones on POTN for close to or at $2k. Patience is a virtue when buying used.
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