I hope it is ok to post a thread like this here. I am the original owner of a D700 with just over 28k shutter clicks. It has all the accessories, etc.. that came with it new including the box. Only minor signs of use, and no functional issues. How much could I sell it for?
Fri 03-May-13 12:41 AM | edited Fri 03-May-13 12:45 AM by Hotswimmer
Probably the best thing you can do is look at completed transactions on Ebay, or what people are selling them for on Craigslist in major cities. If it helps you, back in December, I bought my D700 body from a private party in basically new condition (a whopping 1,520 exposures in the EXIF data of the first image I captured), in its original box, with all original accessories and documents, plus an extra battery, 3 CF cards, and a very nice camera bag for $1,600.
I bought my D700 recently for $AUD1632, with 18,000 clicks, 2 batteries, 2 cards, eyepiece and tripod clip. In immaculate condition. No manual but did have a D700 Thom Hogan manual. Coming from a D300 I didn't worry about that.
When you do decide to sell it and have determined an asking price you can always say, "will entertain serious offers." I have also seen used D700's going for around $1,600.00. Best of luck with your sale.
I suppose whether you finally decide whether to sell the D700 to get a D800 or just get the D7100 may hinge on whether you really want/need video capability in FX format and the higher resolution of the D800.
If it's decided to add the D7100, you'll have the advantage of a DX format camera for a longer telephoto lens while the D700 can be used for wide angle shots.
I called KEH and asked if I could get a shutter count on a used D700. Josh "very helpful" at KEH said they cannot do this since the cameras are already in the warehouse. I wonder why they don't get a shutter count before stocking them. If there were 2 D700's and one had 25K and one had 5K shutter counts wouldn't you want the one with 5 k?
I recently bought one with 21,625 actuations, for $1400 on eBay. The camera was in fantastic condition. With the exception of signs of light tripod use at the bottom around that socket, it looked practically new. He even included a spare new EN-EL3e battery, a Lexar 300x 8GB CF card, and an original Nikon DK-19 rubber eye cup.
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