I agree with FKD about ebay. Like wierd Al's song about it says: it's a worldwide garage sale. "Buyer Beware". I, myself, have made some excellent purchases on eBay. Last year I found an immaculate and perfectly functioning Nikon N8008s for $40; and a pristine 28-85mm Nikkor lens to go with it for $120. (Also usable on my other Nikons) Shop around and contact the seller before making a purchase. Nothing is ever 100% bad or 100% good. Just be realistic in your expectations.