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Price of yesteryear's gear

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Desmond, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. I've seen a few D700's selling for around $500. The other day one with 120 000 clicks sold for $280 locally. Today I saw this ad, basically US$520 for two D3 bodies. And I don't even want to buy them because my D7200's have dust reduction :D 
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  2. Ok, he added pictures, dropped the price to US$450 and threw in a D1 and D1X so I bought them :) 
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  3. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    Congrats Desmond.
    Hopefully you use them to take pictures...

    Kind regards
    Klaus
     
  4. Thanks Klaus, I will most likely try the low shutter count D3 and sell the rest - if they don't sell you probably know what will happen to them :D 
     
  5. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    Oh - no!
    Desmond I'm the owner of a care giving home for old ... cameras.

    I'll promise you, I would take the D1 and the D1X.

    Regards
    Klaus
     
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  6. This is the sad truth about old DSLR's - they tend to go to pasture quickly. These cameras recorded great images at the time and still will continue to do so. If you noticed my sig, you see I have no qualms about buying older gear and nobody has ever found shortcoming in my work because of it.
     
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  7. Haha, last time I sold a D700 was for $2000 USD! I could of bought a Z6 at those prices! :D 
     
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  8. Jeep Captain

    Jeep Captain

    Jan 28, 2009
    Indiana
    I sold my low mileage, never professionaly used D700 with a Nikon battery grip a few yrs ago. I was amazed that it would only command around $750 on the used market.
     
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  9. It's a happy truth for those of us who are quite satisfied with yesterday's gear while everyone dumps it to get the 'latest and greatest'. :) 
     
  10. Bingo! My D3s was $800, and D7200 $550. And both work perfectly! :) 
     
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  11. I have a D3 with ~35k clicks on it. You'll love that camera Desmond. Built like a tank and makes beautiful images. Congrats on a great deal (y).
     
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  12. West

    West

    Jan 2, 2012
    Vancouver BC
    Steal of a Deal (y)
     
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  13. D.RicPhoto

    D.RicPhoto

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    Mar 28, 2009
    IL
    Many of the " old outdated cameras" will satisfy most photographers today. My favorite the D700 that I passed on to my son-in-law still creates great images.
     
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