Sat 09-Aug-14 11:31 AM | edited Sat 09-Aug-14 11:32 AM by PSAGuy
I had a retail store offer me $1300 for my D3 with 99,000 clicks on it. It's in gorgeous shape though. If the retail outlets still think they can turn a profit paying $1300, I'd estimate on average they feel they can get $1600-$1700.
At $1300 the camera is worth more as a professional level backup .....so I did not sell. It will stay in my arsenal forever.
Looking at KEH, D700's are going for $1300 and D3's are $2,200. Battery grips for D700 are going for about $160 for 9+ on B&H. So $1,450 vs. $2,200... That's about $700+ in savings....
This is going off of said sites for pricing... I picked up a D700 gripped for $1,200 from a fellow Nikonian here, should have it tomorrow.... I also seen a less then 10k actuation D700 gripped w/ box at my local camera store for $1,400.... So depending on how bad someone wants to sale their D3, there is some savings....
Mon 11-Aug-14 01:00 AM | edited Mon 11-Aug-14 01:00 AM by PSAGuy
That number for a D3 seems VERY high to me. I love the camera (and have a sweet one) but I'd never pay that amount for one......it's about $400 too high in my opinion. To arrive at my conclusion, I look at pricing on next best alternatives....which abound NEW in that price point.
A reasonable price for a D3 to me these days (unless truly LN condition...with under 10,000 clicks) is around $1400-$1700.