Hi , i'm about to purchase my first slr camera
i would really like to purchase a second hand camera from the thecameraworkshop vs buying a new one , as i would like to spend more money on my lens. I've been borrowing a nikon d60 on and off , and would like to finally purchase my own slr. i am deciding over 450d , 500d or d5000.
problem i'm only in sec 2 but parents won't let me buy second hand though say to risky , i have already brought up good pointers that most of the time cameras are barely used and in good condition , older kids in my school who are pro photographers have recommended but they're still against the idea :/ my parents have no knowledge of the camera market and are being very narrow minded about the whole idea. They aren't exactly financially stable and they have borrowed money from me many times and i would like to relieve the pressure of them having to pay me back as they keep saying they will and i know they won't.
pls help with any other good reasons for me to convince them to become more willing