What is used 20D worth?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by yoak, May 11, 2006.

  1. yoak macrumors 65816

    yoak

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    Hi
    I was about to get a 350D (new) when a friend of mine asked if I would buy his 20D instead as he is upgrading.
    I much rather have the 20D, so the next step is to find a price we can agree on.
    It´s over a year old, used heavily for skiing and motor cross shooting. Still everything works fine, but it´s not been under light use and has been expoed to sand, dirt, cold & heat.

    How much you think it´s now worth?
    I do understand it´s difficult to say without seeing the camera, but I´m only looking for estimates and pointers.

    I have only seen one 2nd hand here and it was 7.500kr with the 18-55 lens
    (New price in Norway 9.500kr)

    Any ideas?
     
  2. CalfCanuck macrumors 6502a

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    To find a fair price for a common camera like this, go to Ebay - there are usually a dozen or so 20D's in good condition listed. Just bookmark a couple, and then when the final bids are finished you can use the bookmarks to find the final prices. Use these to come up with an "average" price for a good camera (adjust for extras like CF cards, etc). Then you have a starting price for the camera you are looking at, which should then be adjusted down for heavy use, etc.
     
  3. Grimace macrumors 68040

    Grimace

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    Or check the box for "completed auctions" and see what 20Ds went for in the last 30 days. My guess, in that condition, is somewhere around $850-950.
     
  4. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

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    The $850-950US range would be from a dealer IMO. Where you have a warranty at least. From a private dealer I would say more like $700-800US.
     
  5. yoak thread starter macrumors 65816

    yoak

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    I got the camera today, got the standard lens + a 28-105 lens and a years insurance from the photoshop he bought it from.
    It turned out to be around half price of what the package was new.
    I´m happy.
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, sounds like a decent deal. If it was used under harsher-than-normal conditions for so long, you shouldn't be paying 7500 kr when a new one is 9500 kr. You should be paying 30-50% less, IMO, but it really depends on the condition of the camera.
     

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