Refurb Camera Store?


macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 19, 2007
I've been playing around for a few months with what I call a 'bridge' camera and I'm looking to graduate to a DSLR around Christmas with my remaining student loan! At the moment I'm looking at the D40x but really don't think I could afford full price.

Does anyone know any online refurb stores, preferably in the UK, but even in the US, that would offer me a slightly more student friendly price? Would you guys recommend waiting to purchase the D40x? DSLR technology doesn't advance THAT quickly, right?

Thanks for your help!


macrumors 68020
Jul 18, 2002
NYC seems to have a good selection of refurbished bodies and lenses. Sometimes they get stock of previous generation refurbs, such as the Canon 20D, for pretty nice prices.


macrumors member
May 28, 2007
Chicago, IL has "open box" specials. I can't attest to how good of deals they have, but they're awfully reputable and generally provide their own warranty on goods that are no longer covered by the manufacturer.


macrumors 6502
Mar 10, 2007
As a student myself, I can attest that refurbs or pro-used camera gear is the way to go. I've used adorama's refurbs, fantastic quality, LNIB basically for the few lenses I've purchased. Other common sites that you should check out:

each of them have classified sections (you may need to register), there's a lot of great gear and you'll find users in the UK selling their gear.