Good Place to buy Used?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Pieface, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Pieface macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking for a good place, such as a fansite etc where you can buy used DSLRs? Preferably a Nikon D40.

    Has to be Used for England.
     
  2. Pieface thread starter macrumors newbie

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  3. jaduffy108 macrumors 6502a

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    huh? I see D40's for sale at nikonians all the time. Patience.

    As to selling in europe...no idea. BUT...considering the euro/dollar ...even if you pay extra for
    the shipping, I bet you would come out out with a good deal.

    Nikonians.org is a great source for used gear.

    PS: There's a D40 there right now: $315.
    http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcb...&forum=137&topic_id=61399&mesg_id=61399&page=
     
  4. XianPalin macrumors 6502

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    http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ has a lot of traffic, not sure about Europe though.

    Edit: I don't know how people use Nikonians, it's the ugliest / worst laid out site I've ever seen.
     
  5. Pieface thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats what I thought. And its also annoying that you have to pay to pretty much do anything on there.
     
  6. nando2323 macrumors 6502a

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    keh.com prob your best bet. or craigslist.org
     
  7. jaduffy108 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, here's the deal imo. Sure, the Nikonians site isn't going to win any design awards, but there are some very serious / pro photographers giving out extremely valuable advice for "free". In contrast, macrumors' averaged advice quality is HORRIBLE....and free.

    Funny, I never have any trouble getting around the nikonians site.

    Dealing with people at Nikonians...buying gear... my experience has been exceptionally good.

    Craigslist is a nothing short of a roll of the dice. KEH is better in some ways.
    Fredmiranda and Nikonians are far better choices and well worth the price of entry.

    If $25 isn't worth it to *you* for getting well taken care of gear via secure means (PayPal) at fair prices as well as advice from pro photogs...ok...to each their own.
     
  8. Pieface thread starter macrumors newbie

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    For a Beginner, and I mean beginner to Photography, that I'm not sure its for me yet until I try, I don't see myself paying $25 for a website, when there are other websites out there, including NikonCafe for example.

    I plan to go to a few courses in Photography anyway, as I get them for free because of where I work before anyone says but you will learn.

    And yeah, Craigslist wasn't that helpful for me.
     
  9. jaduffy108 macrumors 6502a

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    OK.

    I recommend nikongear.com too. Strobist.com is essential (!!) imo.

    Just one example from Nikonians. Two weeks ago, I got a package deal: D80, sb800 and 50 1.4 for $550...all "like new". I'm not saying that's a typical deal...I'm just sayin' :)

    The D80 is now my girlfriend's BU.
     

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