Would you buy a refurbished DSLR camera?

10 years 2 months ago #7042 by Lucky One
I found a place selling refurbished D700's with a 90 day warranty. $1500. I can't get much information about the camera. Other than price, and that it comes with 90 day warranty.

$1500 is a great price for a D700, but not so if it only last 4 months before it dies on me! What do you think?


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10 years 2 months ago #7049 by Screamin Scott
I've bought refurbished lenses from Nikon without problems. Of course you are going to be spending a good bit more than I did, but if it was refurb'd by Nikon, that would ally any anxiety I might have. I have bought used cameras on eBay & on KEH (film cameras) & have yet to have any problems with them. Many times the refurbs are simply cameras that were returned, not because there was a problem with them, but because the original purchaser didn't like the way they felt in their hands or found the same camera cheaper elsewhere...

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10 years 2 months ago #7059 by DJMarcus
I had a bad experience years ago with a refurbished computer. These days I buy just new.


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10 years 2 months ago #7065 by CanonKid
I don't have any problems with buying used/refurbish, it really depends on the seller.

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10 years 2 months ago #7081 by Jimmy
I buy used stuff all the time but, only from well known sellers.


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10 years 1 month ago #8370 by Martin
Camera lenses yes I would, the actual camera bodies no I wouldn't.


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10 years 1 month ago #8488 by Ziggy
Not bad price on that, 90 day warranty isn't too long for a camera body. Personally I would buy the body new, unless it was meant to be spare body or a very good deal.


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10 years 1 month ago #8500 by bhowdy
I have purchased several used / refurbished items with good luck. It is important that the item come from a reputable source. Is the Nikon D700 factory refurbished?

The price of $1,500.00 seems to be either a really really good price or a price to be suspicious of, with new D700's being sold by Adorama, B&H, etc on the internet for $2,300 - $2,400. That kind of discount percentage is not what is normally seen for a refurb item (at least in my experience)

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10 years 4 weeks ago #9196 by Todd Phillips

Jimmy wrote: I buy used stuff all the time but, only from well known sellers.


Same here, there have been some good deals I've seen, but I've also heard of people getting ripped off from those good deals, I will keep it safe and buy from known sellers.


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