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Dejammey Registered since 01st Sep 2006Fri 01-Sep-06 12:25 AM
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"Why should I wait to buy the D80?"



          

Why should I wait to buy the D80 When you can find such good prices on the D200 on eBay? I don't think you are going to find the D80 any Cheaper then the MSRP of $999. for a long time. So why not just spend the money on the D200?

  

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Heartgold
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01st Sep 2006
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cquebral
01st Sep 2006
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01st Sep 2006
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08th Sep 2006
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10th Sep 2006
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10th Sep 2006
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Heartgold Registered since 31st Aug 2006Fri 01-Sep-06 01:10 AM
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#1. "RE: Why should I wait to buy the D80?"
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Why should I wait to buy the D80 When you can find such good prices on the D200 on eBay? >>>


You're going to risk buying a D200 from an Ebay source? Most folks prefer a reputable and real dealer that backs up what they sell. Not every ebay seller does that. Thus far the D200 price remains the same...or close to it...from any real seller. That 600-700 dollar difference can buy you a great lens, or a pair of SB800's or a D50 to use as a second body with some memory.
In addition to that, some will prefer the smaller lighter D80 in their hands and they won't need the faster frame rate. We're also likely to see image quality improved in some way on the D80, probably in the ISO noise area.
Both are great cameras. But I'd wait for the dust to settle around the D80 before buying a D200...unless you need that FPS.

Robert B
NY

  

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fspeeder Registered since 06th Jan 2005Fri 01-Sep-06 01:14 AM
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Barrington, US
          

No reason to wait if you can find a good price and you think D200 suits you better.

  

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cquebral Registered since 17th Dec 2005Fri 01-Sep-06 03:00 AM
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Los Angeles, US
          

>No reason to wait if you can find a good price and you think
>D200 suits you better.

That's what I did and I got a good deal from a fellow Nikonian. I'm loving it so far and not as complicated as others claim it to be. It's not rocket science.

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MK_Hayes Registered since 04th Mar 2006Fri 01-Sep-06 12:46 PM
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Pepperell, US
          

Just make sure that you're getting everything that comes standard with the D200 for that price. There are alot of scams out there that will sell you the body only, and I mean the body only, for $999. Then they'll charge you extra for the battery, the battery charger, the manual, etc. (Oh, you wanted a body cap?) Suddenly you're paying the same or more than if you bought from a reputable dealer.

  

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Von Registered since 26th Aug 2006Sat 02-Sep-06 10:55 PM
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Aiea, US
          

Hi

I would never buy a D200 camera on EBay. Once I sold something on EBay and once I bought something on eBay and I'm still getting all kinds of scam from those transactions. I had to change my charge card number, Etc. Never again.

My daughter however is called a power broker on EBay and she is doing very well. Yet it’s not for me.

Best of luck,

Von

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Dejammey Registered since 01st Sep 2006Sun 03-Sep-06 12:44 AM
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I too am a power seller on eBay. I have had my own company on eBay for over 7 years now. I do buy stuff on eBay all the time and I have been burned before. Bu I always pay with pay pal because they always get my money back for me. I wont buy from anyone who does not take pay pal and that's the best way I have to protect myself from bad ebayers.

And I looked today and there are a ton of D80s on there now.

  

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Von Registered since 26th Aug 2006Sun 03-Sep-06 01:42 AM
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Aiea, US
          

Thanks for your reply Dejammey.

Pay Pal is one of the companies putting things on my charge card like membership fees and things that I never ordered. They would not take the charges off my card which was only a few dollars. Even EBay management said it was unauthorized, but they did not do a thing about it. They said don't worry it will come off the card in time, but it never did. This forum in not about EBay so I better not post more on that subject here.

I guess if the D80's are on EBay then that makes it official there out.


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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Sun 03-Sep-06 08:20 AM
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#8. "RE: Why should I wait to buy the D80?"
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Paignton, GB
          

>This forum in not about EBay so I better not post more on that
>subject here.

Correct - thanks!

Brian
Welsh Nikonian

  

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John Garth Registered since 10th Jun 2006Fri 08-Sep-06 05:04 PM
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#9. "RE: Why should I wait to buy the D80?"
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US
          

Just wait a BIT longer, the D90 will be out soon, or maybe it'll be the D60.......keep waiting. You'll do the right thing for you.

  

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westcoast Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jan 2007Mon 11-Sep-06 01:40 AM
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#14. "RE: Why should I wait to buy the D80?"
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California, US
          

It's should be more like buy what you need. If you have to wait a couple of weeks for the right product, such is life. I needed the D200 for sports, so I wasn't waiting on the D80. I did stop by my local Ritz and checked one out.

If I were in the market for a D70, I would probably get the D80 now. But the look, feel and features are very different than the D200. The D80 is physically very much smaller than the D70 or D200; to me the D80 feels more like a point and shoot.

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paralax Registered since 10th Sep 2006Sun 10-Sep-06 05:21 AM
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#10. "RE: Why should I wait to buy the D80?"
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Or you could always get lucky like I did today...

Picked up a D80 w/Lens from Best Buy, 1300...at checkout they scanned the Barcode, and it came up as a D50...saved myself a good $500 by slyly hiding the model number as soon as I noticed

  

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F2AS Registered since 23rd Nov 2005Sun 10-Sep-06 10:42 AM
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Washington, US
          

Hopefully you won't have any problems with your D80. . .

Mike

  

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bens0472 Basic MemberSun 10-Sep-06 04:57 PM
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Roswell, US
          

oooh...that's bad karma, brother...bad karma.

Ben

  

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John317 Registered since 13th Dec 2005Sun 10-Sep-06 07:46 PM
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Redding, US
          

Can you live with that? What you call sly is just plain old dishonesty.

John317
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vmelamedov Registered since 12th Sep 2006Tue 12-Sep-06 04:55 AM
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US
          

Awesome! You should have buy more )

  

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John Garth Registered since 10th Jun 2006Wed 13-Sep-06 01:20 AM
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US
          

Sure hope you don't instill those values in your children.

  

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LAR860 Registered since 10th Dec 2005Wed 13-Sep-06 01:39 AM
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#17. "RE: Why should I wait to buy the D80?"
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US
          

What are these great D200 prices you see on eBay? It's rare to see anything used there, and everybody wants msrp for buy-it-now, and the few that actually go to auction end up at the msrp anyway.

  

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Von Registered since 26th Aug 2006Wed 13-Sep-06 03:05 AM
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Aiea, US
          

Hi

I would never buy a good camera like the D200 on eBay, but anyway the people selling these things are not losing money at all. The camera may not even have a battery inside, then what?

Many of them sell only on bid and for example on one bid the starting price three days ago was $50.00. Already the bid is up to $1,486.00 and it’s not over yet. This one person sells about 7 each of the D200 cameras or more per week. I don’t know what the mark up is, but from the top of my head he must be making at least $1500.00 per week doing almost nothing.


Von


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ehparis Registered since 25th May 2006Wed 13-Sep-06 10:09 AM
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#19. "RE: Why should I wait to buy the D80?"
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US
          

I''ve noticed a lot of the initial D80's listed on camera sites and eBay have "International" warranties and that is NOT the warranty I want if living in the U.S.

If comparing a Nikon USA warranted D80 and D200 I don't see much discount for either. I am NOT a fan of the gray market especially when it comes to camera bodies.

Jerry

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you're not close enough." -Robert Capa

  

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