What is used 20D worth?

yoak

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Oct 4, 2004
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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?
 

CalfCanuck

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Nov 17, 2003
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yoak said:
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?
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.
 

Grimace

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Feb 17, 2003
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with Hamburglar.
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.
 

yoak

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Oct 4, 2004
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Oslo, Norway
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.
 

Abstract

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Dec 27, 2002
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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.