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Old 24-10-2013, 11:58   #1 (permalink)
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Need some quick advice guy's! Is this a good deal? - Nikon D700 Digital SLR Camera Body - Price: 959.99 - Shutter count 30.580 - Thanks in advance!
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Old 24-10-2013, 12:11   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Nikon d700 body

Doesn't sound too bad Trish. I know someone who has been chasing a D700 for some time. MPB had some in recently and they had a couple in that price bracket one of which only had 3000 actuations. My friend, instead of ripping their arm of for it said he'd phone back the next day as he wanted to think about it only to find that when he did phone back it had been sold!

If this is from a dealer and comes with a warranty it is probably in the right bracket. If it is a private sale I think it is a bit on the dear side.
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Well I would have to know the seller really well before I spent that sort of money on a 2nd hand camera body and if it was off a Prof.photographer no way! Or a rental company even worse...This is only my personel opinion of course....
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Re: Nikon d700 body

It's on Ebay Graham and Des and offers a Square Trade 2 yr warranty 230.99, can i put the link here?
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Re: Nikon d700 body

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If this is from a dealer and comes with a warranty it is probably in the right bracket. If it is a private sale I think it is a bit on the dear side.
I agree with Graham on this. There should be no need to pay extra for a guarantee. I've seen several in Holland going for around this price or less (allowing for exchange rate) with less clicks. So I would consider this one on the edge of reasonable. One thing I always look for is "Boxed and complete with original extras". Often this (pro-sumer) level of kit has been bought with 2 or more batteries. If sold with 2 batteries is not unusual. With 3 or more the likely use has been pro.
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It's on Ebay Graham and Des and offers a Square Trade 2 yr warranty 230.99, can i put the link here?
Yes you can show us the link

Beware though - unless it is buy it now the prices on e-bay tend to rise sharply close the the end of the auction.

Square Trade warranties are commonly available on e-bay goods, usually electrical items. I don't know how good they are with cameras. When you factor in the price of this warranty the camera does not seem to be such good value as you can get them from a dealer for similar money with a warranty included - admittedly not for 2 years though.

The shutter should be good for 150,000 actuations and the age of the camera will give a pointer to its previous use. I've had my D700 for about 3 years now and I doubt that it is anywhere near 30,000. If the worst happens and the shutter did fail I think they are around 400 to replace.

My gut feeling is, like Graham I think it is toward the top end of reasonable and you might get a better deal elsewhere, or at least a deal where you have some back up if there were any problems.

As a comparison, Grays of Westminster - not the cheapest, but probably the best Nikon dealer have some D700 bodies, all much dearer, but with under 7k actuations and a warranty, but they would not sell a dodgey camera. Their reputation is at stake! There are other dealers who will be chaeper than Grays who also offer warranties.

Grays of Westminster's Second-hand Nikon Equipment | AF, FX, DX, 35mm, manual focus, vintage, Rangefinder, #Nikkor

MPB have two under 1000, but one has over 138k clicks and the other over 169k!

WEX has one for 919

Nikon D700 Digital SLR Camera Body (VBA220AE) - Wex Photographic

But is not as good condition

Amazon list 7 from 824

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nikon-D700-D...795665-2860865

So with that info it puts your one into context. If the seller checks out OK and the camera is as new it is probably worth a punt. Depends on if you are in a hurry or not. If not, regular checks on the market may get you one with fewer clicks at around the same price. Most people will look after their kit, but even the most careful oweners can have accidents, although an accident usually results in cosmetic damage as well as any more serious stuff. The D700 is built like a tank though!
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Old 24-10-2013, 15:41   #7 (permalink)

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Re: Nikon d700 body

TRISH, THIS ONE FROM FFORDES PHOTOGRAPHIC, ONLY HAS 16,270 SHUTTER COUNT 999

D700 Body Only by Nikon - Ffordes Photographic

THEY HAVE THREE D700'S FOR SALE AT THE MOMENT, I KNOW THEY NORMALLY GIVE A SIX MONTH WARRANTY ON MOST OF THEIR SECOND HAND GOODS, THIS ONE ALSO COMES BOXED ETC.

FFORDES HAVE A VERY GOOD REPUTATION, I HAVE BOUGHT SEVERAL ITEMS FROM THEM IN THE PAST, ALL BEEN EXCELLENT.


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Re: Nikon d700 body

Can't thank you enough guys, i got the one from FFORDES, thanks Woody and everyone else
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Graham, thanks also for giving me all those links, you guys are great
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Re: Nikon d700 body

TRISH, REALLY PLEASED WE COULD ALL HELP. I HOPE YOU WILL BE VERY PLEASED WITH YOUR NEW CAMERA.
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Thanks Woody, i can't wait to try it out iv'e always wanted full frame and was going to buy the D800 but after reading reviews (although it's an outstanding camera) the size of files would have been just to much for my pc to cope with and editing software, so it would have been more expense to upgrade, hence why i decided on the D700.

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Re: Nikon d700 body

Well done Woody for finding that one

Like the speedy decision and action Trish

Keep us posted how you get on with it.
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I will Graham and thanks again
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Perhaps I was the negative one here! I am glad you got your camera, enjoy. Best wishes Des
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My! You go away for a while and the deal is done and dusted - well done woody for the great spot, and Trish that was quick thinking ! I'm sure you will be very pleased with your decision.
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Thanks grease i'm sure i will
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