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Did I get a good deal??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by glewis1, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. glewis1

    glewis1

    436
    Aug 24, 2008
    Rochester, NY
    Just picked up my very first DSLR from ebay.Talked to the guy on the phone before making the purchase. Sounded like a nice guy. Anyway....

    Here is what I got:

    Nikon D80 - 1400 Actuations - all manuals, software
    MB-80 multi power pack - charger and 2 batteries
    Nikon AF-S VR zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G IF-ED lense
    Nikon backpack

    Everything for $900

    I thought it sounded like a decent deal, and am super excited to get it here and begin my new hobby!!!

    So how did I do? Also thinking about finding either a 18-70, or a 16-85 VR.
     
  2. Congrats and enjoy...sounds a great deal to me too:biggrin:
     
  3. JoJo2Fast

    JoJo2Fast

    Nov 20, 2007
    Auburn, WA
    Sounds like a pretty good deal to me, congrats! Can't wait to see some pics from it.
     
  4. Seneca

    Seneca

    Dec 4, 2006
    Texas!
    Sounds like a wonderful deal to me.
     
  5. Congratulations, glewis1.

    Instead of the 16-85 (which I don't know), I'd probably get the 18-70 and a prime.
     
  6. PeteZ28

    PeteZ28

    Oct 5, 2007
    Newtown, PA
    That's a GREAT deal considerign the 70-300 VR sells for $400+ by itself!

    Congrats and welcome!
     
  7. wgilles

    wgilles

    Apr 25, 2008
    NJ
    Sounds good to me, enjoy it
     
  8. sounds great!

    have fun!
     
  9. AtlPikMan

    AtlPikMan

    Sep 21, 2008
    Atlanta Ga
    Good Deal, Congrats...
     
  10. InLimbo87

    InLimbo87

    454
    Jul 30, 2008
    Orlando, Fl
    Sounds like a good deal to me as well. 1400 actuations is practically brand new!
     
  11. glewis1

    glewis1

    436
    Aug 24, 2008
    Rochester, NY
    Good to hear everyone agrees. I cant wait to get this thing and start snapping!! I am a bit intimidated to post pics though. Everyone has such great images they throw up, I think it will be some time before I feel comfortable.
     
  12. pirahnah3

    pirahnah3

    Feb 22, 2008
    wuss-tah
    sounds liek a great deal to me as well, enjoy the new gear!
     
  13. Thaddeus

    Thaddeus

    177
    Jul 24, 2008
    TX
    that should be the LAST thing you do. sure, there are some great photographer's here with amazing pics. but they didn't get that way overnight or by keeping their photos in the digital dark room.

    share your shots and learn how you can make them better..
     
  14. Looks like a good deal!
    D80 ~ little less than 600
    70-300 ~little over 400.
    Total ~ a little over 1000
    Lets say you got about 10%+ discount on a fairly brand new unit! Way to go!

    Congrats!
     
  15. def. a good deal!
     
  16. kiwi

    kiwi

    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    Absolutely 100% good advice. No decent member here will flame you.
     
  17. As everyone has already pointed out, that is a great deal. Congrats on the new gear and please post as many pictures as you can.
     
  18. glewis1

    glewis1

    436
    Aug 24, 2008
    Rochester, NY
    Alright you guys have convinced me again with you infinite wisdom!!! Just dont bash me too hard when I post up some total noob looking pics!! Lol!!

    And Scorpio1.....GO GIANTS!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. scooptdoo

    scooptdoo Guest

    if your estimates are close he saved 100 bucks on used camera and equipment?thats hardly a good deal.if i can save a mere 10% used ill buy new every time.you didnt get ripped odd by abny means but a good deal isnt what id call it.
    mr moderator please dont suspend me again for stating my opinion.i thought thats what good web sites encouraged!
     
  20. If bought individually from B&H, the total would be $1250 + shipping. That's without the backpack and extra battery. Call it $1300. I'd call $900 a deal. Well done.
     
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