Is it wise enough to buy a used 70-200 f2.8 VR II?

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Is it wise enough to buy a used 70-200 f2.8 VR II?
7 months ago

Hi all,

I have a friend in California who's uncle wants to sell his 17 month old 70-200 f2.8 VRII for 1800 dollars, its US brought with the recepits and all. He mentions that its near mint condition.

Ideally would you spend something like 1800 dollars on a used gear, brought in the US (with US warranty). Or would you buy a new one from a vendor like Robers Camera for about 1900 dollars (but no Nikon warranty, only 90 robers camera warranty). Or if spending 1800 dollars, its wise to save up another 600 bucks and buy brand new with 5 year nikon warranty and add another 100 dollars worth drop and spill warranty?

what do most people do here when they buy such an expensive gear... is it safe enough?

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Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3-5-4.5G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD +2 more
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