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#1 JessicaM

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    Posted 14 April 2008 - 04:34 PM

    I havent really purchased things off ebay before...except little things. I want to have a camcorder for the wedding and the vacation part and was thinking I could just buy a used one off ebay for less. Does anyone have any experience buying something like this off ebay? Or have any suggestions?
     

     


    #2 lambert13

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      Posted 14 April 2008 - 04:51 PM

      Honestly you would probably be better off buying a new one on Ebay. The price might not even be that much more. The difference though is that you should get a warranty with it. What I do with camera equipment sometimes is to go to a store like Best Buy and try everything out and see what I actually like in person. Then I shop around online for the best deal.

      If you buy one on ebay, make sure it is from a legit seller with a bunch of positive feedback. Then check to see if there is any kind of warranty or guarantee that it will work. Then make sure that things like the battery are included. A lot of places will scam you by not including certain things that should be in the original package.

      You can get good deals on Ebay as long as you're careful and know what you're looking for.

      #3 Hartyt509

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        Posted 14 April 2008 - 06:42 PM

        Ebay is fab just always check everything, ie details etc twice and also make sure its an approved seller with good feedback and it should be fine. I agree tho you'll probably get a new one for about the same price as a used one

        #4 jajajaja

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          Posted 14 April 2008 - 06:58 PM

          Just make sure you do research on it before you buy it too. I don't know anything about electronics- DH is helpless too. Anyways, I bought a nano on ebay and thought I was buying a 2gb (or insert what I meant to say here) and bought a 1gb instead. I was pissed at myself because I paid the price for a 2gb one! The lady that sold it probably laughed at me for being such an idiot. UGH! Frustrates me all over again.
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          #5 Ashlyn

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            Posted 14 April 2008 - 07:02 PM

            I bought an SD card on EBAY once and apparently it's one of the most forfeited items. So make sure if you get one with it that it works with everything you want it to work on--if there's any problems with any of the stuff make sure you lodge a complaint ASAP, I did that and got the money back super quick, the seller was super apologetic. Just give yourself tonnes of time

            #6 rodent

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              Posted 14 April 2008 - 11:35 PM

              I bought a used camcorder from amazon. I might just resell it after the wedding. Depends on how much I enjoy using it. It was about $130. Then I bought a longer life battery for about $30 & a case for it.

              #7 lambert13

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                Posted 15 April 2008 - 09:33 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Morgan
                I bought a used camcorder from amazon. I might just resell it after the wedding. Depends on how much I enjoy using it. It was about $130. Then I bought a longer life battery for about $30 & a case for it.
                That's a good idea too. Buying used equipment from Amazon or even one of the big photo stores like B&H is easier than wading through all the scams, crap and more crap on Ebay.

                #8 rodent

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                  Posted 15 April 2008 - 10:48 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by lambert13
                  That's a good idea too. Buying used equipment from Amazon or even one of the big photo stores like B&H is easier than wading through all the scams, crap and more crap on Ebay.
                  I think people get caught up in wanting to win on ebay sometimes & items go for way too much.

                  #9 JessicaM

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                    Posted 15 April 2008 - 11:42 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Morgan
                    I bought a used camcorder from amazon. I might just resell it after the wedding. Depends on how much I enjoy using it. It was about $130. Then I bought a longer life battery for about $30 & a case for it.
                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by lambert13
                    That's a good idea too. Buying used equipment from Amazon or even one of the big photo stores like B&H is easier than wading through all the scams, crap and more crap on Ebay.
                    Thanks everyone...I never thought of Amazon to look at that stuff. I think I am more willing to buy from them than Ebay. I was overwhelmed with the listings on Ebay and what they didn't and did include with the sale.

                    Thanks Jason too about going to look at Best Buy or something first and then looking...defiantly doing that this weekend.
                     

                     





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