Advice please on purchase of used camera

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Advice please on purchase of used camera

Hello all. First time poster here. Been shooting a T1i for years and years and now want something a little bit better but can't spring retail for full frame yet. T1i was a pawn shop purchase for like $50.

Anyways, guy I know is offering to sell his old 1d MK IIn to me for about $200 and some change. No water damage but he states he did drop it once. Operations seem fine to me when handling it.

He doesn't know the shutter count.

My questions for you:

1) Is this a good price?

2) Should be worried about impact damage on the inside that I can't see? Like Chronic traumatic encephalopathy for cameras that doesn't show up until later?

3) Should I attach a squaretrade warranty to this? How good are they on covering used items?

It's not full frame, but 1.3x crop seems a sight better and I'm excited about getting myself this Christmas present.

Thanks a bunch in advance.

Canon EOS 500D (EOS Rebel T1i / EOS Kiss X3) Canon EOS-1D
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