Best place to buy D70 body used?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by some guy, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. some guy

    some guy Guest

    Ebay?
     
    some guy, Feb 16, 2005
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  2. Woodchuck Bill, Feb 16, 2005
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  3. Ebay!

    (possibly elsewhere, only you don't specify whereabouts you are)

    BTW, i'd expect to find more used D100s than D70s. And more grey-import new
    D70s than either.
     
    Martin Francis, Feb 16, 2005
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  4. some guy

    Ed Ruf Guest

    Someone else said B&H had a couple in a message from the past few days.
    Hard to beat dealing with them.
     
    Ed Ruf, Feb 16, 2005
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    stator Guest

    search ebay for user prodigital2000, they have some pretty good prices
    on DSLRs.

    I know you're looking for used but
    I saved $540 CAD when I bought my Minolta 7D.
    Brand new with 4 yr warranty.

    Joe
     
    stator, Feb 16, 2005
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  6. I wouldn't waste my time buying a D70 on eBay unless you want to pay more
    for a used one than you can get a new one for.


    Rita
     
    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Feb 16, 2005
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    Chuck Guest

    sure , if you want to pay a lot more than the current used market. Look at
    their price list. Cant believe people are buying from them.
     
    Chuck, Feb 16, 2005
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  8. some guy

    some guy Guest

    search ebay for user prodigital2000, they have some pretty good prices
    a make and model would be helpful to someone who is a little illerate on these terms.....:)
     
    some guy, Feb 17, 2005
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  9. some guy

    some guy Guest

    Someone else said B&H had a couple in a message from the past few days.
    Is this them? http://www.bhphotovideo.com/
    Didn't see any used stuff on the site.....did I not look carefully enough?
     
    some guy, Feb 17, 2005
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  10. some guy

    some guy Guest

    nothing used now unfortunately - D70 body for $899 right now new
     
    some guy, Feb 17, 2005
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    SteveJ Guest

    You might be buying someone else's problem from ebay.
    Ebay is a good dumping ground but some items are in very good shape. I never
    buy from those adds on ebay with all those pictures repeated over and over.
    Most of those are cons shops.
     
    SteveJ, Feb 17, 2005
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  12. Randy W. Sims, Feb 17, 2005
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  13. some guy

    tony Guest

    tony, Feb 17, 2005
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  14. some guy

    some guy Guest

    Quite a response! Thanks for the tips.
    I should have prefaced that by "What's a good price for a used D70 body in excellent condition nowadays?"
    Then I can see about Ebay's pricing.
     
    some guy, Feb 17, 2005
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  15. Michael Meissner, Feb 17, 2005
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  16. I don't know anything about Abe's of Maine, but looking at some of the
    links from a Google search:

    <http://www.google.com/search?q=abe's of maine>

    for example:

    <http://www.resellerratings.com/seller2003.html>

    gives a 4.25 out of 10 rating with comments like:

    "Worst online buying experience ever"
    "I had a horrible experience with Abe's of Maine"
    etc. etc.

    It is possible to find deals on the internet, but as a rule I generally
    avoid them. Too many horror stories. I'm happy to pay MSRP and get
    reliable service with no hassles. I generally look around for
    recommended dealers from people with experience in the respective
    market. At present, I'm looking for a dSLR like you, and I've been
    researching for about a month. I've seen enough recommendations for:

    <http://www.bhphotovideo.com/>
    <http://www.adorama.com/>

    to feel comfortable with either of them. They sell the items at the MSRP
    which is good enough for me. Anytime you see prices under MSRP, you
    should do a LOT of research before dealing with that vendor.

    Randy.
     
    Randy W. Sims, Feb 17, 2005
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    tony Guest

    I haven't bought any thing from this store yet , can't decide . I did
    call and the sale man told me the shipping cost
    is $10 ups ground plus it comes with all original accessories from Nikon
    , usa warranty and brand new. Just wonder
    if anybody bought a D70 from this store and what experiences he/she got ?

    I've heard good things about B&H camera and Adorama store too. Still I
    haven't decided yet .

    Thanks all,
     
    tony, Feb 17, 2005
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  18. It's your money, but Abes is one of the legendary camera scam dealers that use
    the upsell to sell you a lot of overpriced accessories, and if you don't buy
    the accessories, suddenly the camera is unavailable. Besides, given they are
    based in Brooklyn, the "of Maine" part is either a part of their past, or
    perhaps stretching the truth
    B&H and Adorama are reputable companies, though I tend to buy from Adorama more
    due to B&H shipping policies (due to problems with the local delivery drivers,
    my shipping address is now a UPS store, and B&H doesn't like that for online
    orders). However, the price you pay is a "fair".
     
    Michael Meissner, Feb 17, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    The code was broken a long time ago: Buy from ebay when you can get a good
    price; buy from KEH when you can't. Sell to KEH if you have large variety of
    items to sell all at once, sell through ebay for single parts;
     
    Alan Browne, Feb 17, 2005
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  20. some guy

    Alan Browne Guest

    tony wrote:

    Abes has a less than stellar reputation. Caveat Emptor.
     
    Alan Browne, Feb 17, 2005
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