I was browsing Craigslist for any interesting deals on camera gear and came across this mind-boggling ad:
Canon 30D – $1300 (El Centro)
Date: 2010-12-16, 2:30PM PST
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Canon EOS 30D like new, includes 55mm and zoom. Also includes extra memory, two batteries and two camera bags.
No low ballers… this camera is like brand spanking new. May entertain trades. Please write “Sunset” in your subject field so I know you are not a scammer.
Price comparison: http://www.amazon.com/EOS-30D-17-85mm-Lens-Kit/dp/B000P4U06A
$1300 for a used 30D with a kit lens? What a steal!
Just think: Instead of buying a brand new Canon 60D with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens for $1299 from Adorama, you can get a used, but “like brand spanking new” Canon 30D for the same price. For all you with a used 7D, maybe you can get lucky and trade your 7D straight up for this guy’s 30D.
I like how he found one vendor online who actually still has the 30D in their online catalog and used their legacy price as a reference.