Purchasing second hand body vs new

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sheepless Junior Member • Posts: 28
Purchasing second hand body vs new

In reading another thread (in my quest to find a first mirrorless camera for a beginner) it was mentioned that it would be a good idea to purchase a second hand body initially.  Originally I was looking at the Fuji T20 with kit lens. It was suggested that a second hand Fuji T1 body may be the way to go and get a separate lens. Although this sounds good in theory I’m always anxious about buying second hand from someone I don’t know because I’m afraid there might be something wrong with the camera and then I have no recourse.  Is this just me being paranoid?

There is indeed a used T1 body advertised on Kijiji  and the seller says they have original receipt, 2 batteries / box and strap. The cost is $500 CDN (new body only for T1 is $979).

or is it better to just stick with the original T20 with kit lens plan?

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