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Old Dec 15, 2008, 10:21 AM   #1
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I was interested in getting this used D80 but don't know what questions, if any, to ask of the current owner. Never owned a digital SLR, but looking to make the step up.

These are the details as I know 'em:

Asking price is $900
Supposedly less then 1000 shutters

Included:
Nikon D80 Body with Box and everything Included.. Battery, Strap, Charger, SD Card Reader, USB Cable, 4 Gig SD Card, All Manuals.
Nikkor Lens AF-S DX Zoom 18-55mm f/3.4-5.6G,
Nikkor Lens Af Zoom 70-300 f/4-5.6G,
52mm Wide Angle Lens with Macro High Definition 0.45x,
2x Telephoto Lens,
3 piece Filter kit.
Digital Camera cleaning kit.

Get it?
Don't get it?

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Old Dec 15, 2008, 10:29 AM   #2
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This seems like a better deal to me, and it's new!

Nikon D80 Digital SLR "2" lens kit with 18 - 55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR (Vibration Reduction) & Nikon 55mm - 200mm f/4-5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR (Vibration Reduction) & DVD , USA Warranty

But the same D80 and lenses at Adorama, new, cost $782.

I think the current owner got burned by one of those on-line package deals, and is trying to sell it off to some other sucker so he can recover some of his losses.
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Old Dec 15, 2008, 11:09 AM   #3
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As TCav wisely noted, the D-80 kit available at www.adorama.com is a much better deal. You would be getting a brand new camera, with a 1 year Nikon guarantee and better lenses, each equipped with VR.

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Old Dec 15, 2008, 11:29 AM   #4
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You might offer him $600, but don't go higher unless you're certain that those are the lenses you want, and even then, don't go higher than $700.
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Thanks for the advice and the links. Seems like new is the way to go!

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