where to buy used cameras

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  1. marmots

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    im sure this has been posted here a million times before but where is the best place to buy a used camera?
     
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    Adorama and B&H are both reputable online retailers.
     
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    thanks i am looking at adorama now
     
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    It doesn't hurt to check out your local camera shop, either.
     
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    keh! talk with Alan.
     
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    I have had really good experience with KEH and Adorama on used equipment. Have not used B&H for anything but new, but they are a top notch company and would trust their used ratings as well.

    I have had good and just a couple poor purchases on ebay on used stuff. But the poor ones were inexpensive items and somewhat expected to be lower than advertised. Overall I would say I have had a majority of good experiences on used ebay equipment.
     
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    Try ebay..just make sure its from a reputable seller....I just bought my Nikon off of ebay but its New....at first I was looking at refurbished ones but decided to buy it New since it was only a little more....I really never had any major bad experiences with buying things from ebay and if I did, paypal was right there to give me my money back if the seller didn't....
     
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    +1 on that one :thumbup: When I was searching for a Canon XTi, there were prices on those sites for more than I was hoping to pay. Went to ebay and found my Canon XTi with kit lens for $366 shipped. It was in perfect condition. Also try amazon possibly.
     
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    Everything that has mentioned is good/ I've bought from Adorama, B&H, KEH, Hunts, Abes, Shutterblade and a couple others for used and new stuff with no issues.

    Ebay is a good place to check, but prices fluctuate and usually lack returns/exchanges if there is an issue. Some steals are to be had there.
     
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    :thumbup: on e-bay

    I bought my Sigma EX 100-300mm f/4 in like new condition for 1/2 the price of a new one. Also bought my 1.4x and 2x telextenders, tripod, ball head there for great prices.
     
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    Ebay, Keh, Adorama
     

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