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    Default Need advise on 2nd hand Canon SLR pls help

    HI all,
    i would like some advise from all i have found a 2nd hand Canon 550D with the below

    - 18-135mm lens
    - 8G SD card
    - spare batt
    - crumpler bag
    - tripod
    - 2 magazines exclusive for 550D

    owner asking for SGD1600

    1. it is a good deal?
    2. what to look out for if i would like to buy a 2nd hand SLR?

    thanks for all help

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    Default Re: Need advise on 2nd hand Canon SLR pls help

    Hi, Go with friends who can help you to check and spend time there to satisfy that there are no defects whatsoever before bringing it home so that you don't regret buying it thereafter. The price don't seem to reflect what you would get else. IMHO

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    Default Re: Need advise on 2nd hand Canon SLR pls help

    Think its better to ask the seller list out the brands & models of the accessories he/she is giving u ?

    Example, some cheap tripod, u take home also dun know want to keep or throw.. When it cannot even support ur camera setup

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    Default Re: Need advise on 2nd hand Canon SLR pls help

    Price is very very close to wht u get new.. Its ur call..

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    U need to check for shutter count, aging, warranty, scratches, fungus infestation etc etc..

    If u ask me, I dun need the tripod and i dun need the magazines, i rather get it new for a little bit more for a peice of mind..
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    Default Re: Need advise on 2nd hand Canon SLR pls help

    Quote Originally Posted by miloddog View Post
    HI all,
    i would like some advise from all i have found a 2nd hand Canon 550D with the below

    - 18-135mm lens
    - 8G SD card
    - spare batt
    - crumpler bag
    - tripod
    - 2 magazines exclusive for 550D

    owner asking for SGD1600

    1. it is a good deal?
    2. what to look out for if i would like to buy a 2nd hand SLR?

    thanks for all help
    i'm a bit suspicious of the reasons why the 550D is on the resale market so quickly... owner itchy fingers want to upgrade to 50D or 7D already?
    1600 isn't particularly cheap. As Numnumball mentioned, it's close to the brand new price from AP.
    Granted, you get some 'freebies', but imho they aren't really worth much. Probably the tripod is only good for mounting an external remote flash.

    i suppose the crumpler bag has some value...
    hmmmm
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    Default Re: Need advise on 2nd hand Canon SLR pls help

    It is not much difference, why not get new?

    Also, there is a trend that some people nowadays buy things and sell immediately. They buy it on installment, sell the item immediately, and use the cash for other things. It is like getting a loan that would otherwise be rejected by a bank.

    But your call. Personally, I would not consider it unless the price difference is at least $100 and the shutter count is below below 200.

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    Default Re: Need advise on 2nd hand Canon SLR pls help

    My friend just got the 550 with 18-200 lens. Spare batt.....think was 1700+.....

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