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    Would you buy a second hand DSLR without knowing its shutter count or ever having seen it before if it was a good price?

    ie. online auction, online store, etc.
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    I probably will buy only if I can meet up with the seller to actually test, also if he would give me a weeks warranty.

    just a bid thru auction, I guess not. had some bad experiences with a Polaroid. once bitten twice shy...

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    A risk you gotta take.
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    Yes I would.
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    Default Re: Would you buy a second hand DSLR?

    If the condition and pricing is good and I can meet up with the seller to test, why not?
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    I did, no regrets to date.

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    Default Re: Would you buy a second hand DSLR?

    Depends on the condition of the camera for me. If it's acceptable and the price is attractive enough, definitely.

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    I've got my body (300D) and my tammy (17-50mm) as second hand units.

    I've just started photography and I'm not how long this hobby can last me. Therefore, I don't see a point in spending so much money on first hand units.

    There are some second hand stuff on sale at the forum which are really good price.

    And being a very careless person, I don't really have to worry about taking extreme care about my gears. I've brought my cam to beaches, near sea water, getting splash with sand etc, and I don't feel my heart breaking.

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    I'm one whom bought a 2nd hand DSLR. Met up with the seller and tested the camera before purchase. After which I sent it to the service center to make sure. No regrets..able to stretch my dollar.

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    Why not? Got my K10D this way and am lovin' it.
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    I would.... but only if I get to test it and if the price is really much lower than a brand new one.

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