Should I pull the trigger on this deal?

Started Feb 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
TTMartin Veteran Member • Posts: 7,304
Re: Should I pull the trigger on this deal?

ConanLloyd wrote:

As you may know from my posts, Desai upgrading to a 7D. I also wanted to get lenses covering from wide to 200/300 mm on alimited budget. I am talking with a person on Craigslist who has the following deal:

Eos 7d camera With only 10000 or so Shutter actuations
EFS Canon 18-135mm is lens with uv filter and lens cap
ef 75-300mm gen III non is with lens cap and uv filter
Brand New never used Canon Pixma 9000 Mark 2 Printer (original box minus UPC code)
2 Cf Cards
3 batteries
1 battery charger ac/dc
manfrotto tripod (Bogen 3130) With Head
vivatar mono pole
usb cable
Dolica Large camera and notebook backpack/sling dk-30
hiking Strap around back dual
He has accepted my offer of $1450 for the lot and is willing to wait until the beginning of March when my bonus arrives. I'm thinking I'm crazy not to jump on it but just wanted an outside opinion on the lenses.

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    Conan D. Lloyd

    Does NOT sound like that great of a deal to me.

    As mentioned by a previous poster the neither the non-STM version of the 18-135 or the 75-300 lenses would be ones that I would purchase.

    Canon regularly runs the deal with the free Pixma printer.

    Are the 3 batteries all genuine Canon?

    AC/DC battery charger sounds like an after market charger.

    So basically you're paying full (new) price for the camera and 18-135 lens, minus the oem charger and batteries (maybe).

    And getting a free:

    tripod with a video head. ~$220 new

    cheap monopod ~$13 new

    back pack ~70 new

    dual sling ~$30 new

    EF 75-300 to sell on ebay ~$80

    Doesn't sound like a smoking deal to me and personally I wouldn't do it.

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