I have a bit of a weird question... So far I've been using SIM City center in MK as reference for DSLR pricings, both first and second hand. Recently I started to be tempted to renew my ancient Nikon D90 for a more recent D7100. I wanted to buy it second hand (as I also bought the D90 second hand and worked incredibly well for many years).
So I checked the price from price.com.hk and got 5380HKD first hand, 4580HKD parallel goods. Ok, so with those ones for reference I went to SIM City. There aren't many shops offering the D7100, they tend to have the way older D7000. When I finally found a couple, I was rather surprised to find their second hand price to be 4580HKD. Both of them, on the same floor, were having the same price.
Any reasons for this? Any ideas/suggestions?
When I asked one of the shop dealers how come he was offering the same price as first hand gray imports, he made some miserable argumentation about the lines of:
-Yeah, but if you buy gray import it doesn't have warranty.
-Oh, so this second hand camera is still running on warranty? How much warranty time does it have left?
-...1 month, provided by the shop.
Any other idea of a reliable place to get a second hand camera for a proper price? Thanks a lot guys!