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Old August 21st, 2006, 12:15 PM   #1
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Used XL2 a risk?

I have the offer to buy a used XL2 bought March 05 for $2500. It has 9 hours on it and its standard 1yr warrenty is obviously gone. It comes with a hard case, extra battery, UV Filter, and the original accessories. If I get this what do you think my odds are of something breaking on the camera? It would be highly unfortunate for that to happen but it could. Do you think I should buy it and take the risk, or wait 2 months to buy it from newegg.com and pay off the rest in 5 months. Should I risk 2500 on something breaking?

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Old August 21st, 2006, 01:39 PM   #2
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That's $1000 cheaper than a new one, are you sure it only has 9 hours on it??
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Old August 21st, 2006, 01:41 PM   #3
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Are you sure newegg.com are trust worthy? There are many scam shops out there too, asking a low price on a camera, but forcing you to buy overpriced accesoires, normally in the package, so in the end you end up buying for a much higher price than normally.
I don't know them of course, just trying to warn you, if you went to that special place, site, where you can see the reactions from people on a shop. And I've never heard from newegg, so that's why I ask.

And do you know the person you're buying from? Can you test the camera?
Many people here buy used and sell used, so it can always be a good deal.

EDIT, I checked Newegg on the website from Reseller Ratings, and they get a high rating, so I was a bit too suspicious :-) Sorry.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 02:31 PM   #4
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FYI newegg is very repsectable, I actually bought a VX2100 from them, excellent service
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I have the offer to buy a used XL2 bought March 05 for $2500. It has 9 hours on it and its standard 1yr warrenty is obviously gone. It comes with a hard case, extra battery, UV Filter, and the original accessories. If I get this what do you think my odds are of something breaking on the camera? It would be highly unfortunate for that to happen but it could. Do you think I should buy it and take the risk, or wait 2 months to buy it from newegg.com and pay off the rest in 5 months. Should I risk 2500 on something breaking?

-Kyle
I would always go with a new cam if possible. The current owner may or may not be a technical person, and it won't take much to ruin it. What? Ya mean you aren't supposed to run the head cleaner all the way?
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 07:01 AM   #7
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