stock d40+500$ for d80 kit sound good deal?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by alecmcmahon, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. alecmcmahon macrumors regular

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    current d40 user looking to upgrade, i found somebody willing to trade their d80 with the 18-135 kit lens for my d40 kit (18-55) plus 500 cash.


    does this sound like a decent deal? i primarly want to upgrade to use wireless flash capabilties with commander mode, and be able to auto focus non AF-S lenses ... like my 50 mm prime for example



    how's the deal sound to you?
     
  2. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    The D40 is $470 with the 18-55 at bhphoto, the D80 with the 18-135 is $1045. Sounds like a good deal in that sense.

    Edit: how much use has each camera gotten. How many clicks. Wear and tear?
     
  3. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    Sounds about right. D80 is a way better camera, you won't regret the upgrade.
     
  4. alecmcmahon thread starter macrumors regular

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    the guy says no more then 300 clicks, he was planning on " shooting for hire " but decided not to.

    i am also going to be meeting him at penn station in manhattan and do a face to face trade off.
     
  5. Fiasco macrumors regular

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    Wait... was that guy on craigslist??? I was supposed to do a similar trade with someone who had the same D80 kit, but he disappeared on me... oh well, there must be someone else selling a D80 in this city.

    Anyway sounds like a good deal. that D80 kit brand new at Best Buy is $1199 plus tax, so for only 300 clicks it's a good deal.
     
  6. alecmcmahon thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeh, he is on craigslist... what was his name?
     
  7. Fiasco macrumors regular

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    Eric something or other...
     
  8. alecmcmahon thread starter macrumors regular

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    lmao ! ...... yeh. his name is Eric Eng, i spoke with him on the phone, was supposed to meet with him last night, but he said he had to work late and we'd re-schedule for tuesday.

    I HOPE he doesn't flake out on me, i really want that camera


    what was the story with you when you dealt with him?
     
  9. Fiasco macrumors regular

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    Well like I said, he pulled a disappearing act on me. He never gave his last name... so can't say for sure it's the same guy, gut feeling says it is.

    Good luck.
     
  10. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    I'm 100% sure its the same person. What the hell are the chances that the exact same sale, with the exact same name could be happening with different people.

    Chances are its a scam. May be a play to get email addresses.
     
  11. alecmcmahon thread starter macrumors regular

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    either way, im done with him, last night i ordered a used d80 body off ebay for like 650, with only like 3,000 shutter activations.

    cant wait till it comes!

    im going to be selling my d40 kit, hopefully pull in 400 beans and buy myself a nice lens to compliment the d80 ( prob. the 18-135)

    - thanks all
     
  12. Fiasco macrumors regular

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    I just can't trust ebay, but that's just me personally.

    I went down to Adorama today on 18th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues and bought a used D80 for $650, they gave me trade in value of $200 for the D50 body, which is what I expected for an older model, so I ended up paying $450 plus $34 for a Mack 2-year service warranty.

    The D80 I got is in flawless condition with only 800 shutter clicks on it, and it came in the box with all the accessories still sealed. Picture me VERY VERY happy... :D

    So much for that craigslist dude.
     
  13. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    You may be right, but given that you can buy a few million email addresses for something like $100... I doubt it'd be a worthwhile way to collect email addresses.

    However a similar-sounding scheme has been used for good old-fashioned burglary around here (Pacific Northwestern US). Usually the meet is set up to be well away from your house - say 30 minutes or so away. You show up, the other party doesn't, you wait around... and go home to a burgled house.
     

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