ebay XT??

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  1. 303villain

    303villain TPF Noob!

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    Ok ive been looking at the d70 for a while, but now im entertaining the thought of a Canon XT(i wont ask which u recommend, cause i know thatll be a tossup), but im wondering if you would recommend or warn against purchasing either or on ebay? theres a deal on ebay with the XT, 2 lenses, two tripds, a 512 card, bag, cleaning kit, filters, and an extra battery for like 1239....just lookin for opinions from you guys/gals :D
     
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    I'd say that's your call...there's always risk involved...check the dealers feeback and make sure that what they are selling is reliable and read the negative feedback they've recieved and why. Then I would say make sure if you do it that you pay with paypal or a service that will refund your money if something does happen.
     
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    thats what i was thinkin, well see, im gonna have to wait 2 weeks for my scholarship money to come in anyhow :( i hate waiting!
     
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    I just bought a Rebel XT (350D) and it is an excellent camera. I had the same thoughts as yourself. Should I buy from ebay or B & H Photo. In the end I chose B & H photo for a few reasons.

    512mb card is too small for the XT and will fill very fast. The listings I found on ebay contained a lot of cheap / non standard items. I even found one with 4 lenses for $1359. Sometimes you really do get what you pay for. Before you buy from ebay go to bhphoto.com and price out what you want / really need and see what the difference is. I know that I got better quality stuff on bhphoto.
     
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    Yeah often the lenses and other items packaged in E-bay deals aren't worth the materials that make them up.
     
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    It's usually best to buy from a local dealer, or at least from a reputable dealer. It seems that Adorama or B&H are the big ones in the US.

    If you click on the link at the bottom of the page when you order it, you would be helping this site.
     
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    thanks alot guys, i will probably go that route as opposed to ebay. ill check out bh photo as well as the local places ive always gone too! thanks alot!
     
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    have a close look at what those extra are
    2 tripods - why ?
    filters - depends on what they are
    lens - make/model and Fstop
    cleaning kit - I just use a lint free cloth on all my 35mm camera and lenses
    Bag - again will it contain all the kit and does it meet what you want
    Battery - you can get very good 3rd party batteries - I have purchased a battery from 7dayshop.com for £14 and it last longer than the canon battery
     
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    one of the tripods was a mini for close to ground stuff, and the other is a full size. but im not saying that i was going to get that particular kit, in fact i pretty much made my decision when i looked at bhphoto.com so im pretty set on their kit with the KT, lense, and 1gb card. now i just gotta wait for the $$$
     
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    Good choice.
     
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    B&H... i have been hooked on them since I first used them for a filter.... funny how things get started
     

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