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Old January 23rd, 2009, 07:27 AM   #1
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New vs. used XH-A1

Would anybody have a problem buying a year old XH-A1 that's not been used much (30 hours)? I am totally new to this field. Is there anything to watch out for or any way to protect myself from buying a faulty camera? What price point would make sense to buy used over new? Are these cameras known for their durabilty and low maintenance or not? Thanks so much for your responses.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 07:39 AM   #2
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I have purchased 6 real cameras in my life. All have been used. Including my 2 A1s. I have, in general, had great service out of all 6. I would suggest buying from someone either on a forum such as this or if you buy on e-bay, buy from a person not a store, and someone that has a decent amount of positive response... good luck.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 08:10 AM   #3
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buying used is the only way to go, all my gear has been used, nary a problem with
anything. 30hrs is nothing.
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