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theteenfashionista

theteenfashionista

Hi everyone (not so urgent) I just found this deal on a Canon EOS Rebel (I’ve heard it’s a good camera. ) I could afford it, with all the money in my bank account…

Can someone tell me if this is a good deal? If a camera is “refurbished” does that mean it is not good? And if it has a one year warranty, does that mean it is bad?

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-rebel-t5-ef-s-18-55mm-is-ii-lens-kit-refurbished?utm_source=google&utm_medium=Product_Search&utm_campaign=Google_Product_Feed&cm_mmc=GA-_-Camera_&_Optic_Lenses-_-G_Canon_Product%20Listing%20Ads-_-35200&gclid=CjwKEAiAmdXBBRD0hZCVkYHTl20SJACWsZj9rPTcoXBjzGwniJU3QO-I692BxLAaFb7_9j2u7W9SaBoCQfnw_wcB

^^ That’s the camera. Help would be MUCH appreciated. 🙂

November 23, 2016 at 13:06
rainbowuni

rainbowuni

*not a camera expert by any means…..my phone takes pictures so am I a photographer?*

“Refurbished” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s bad. It just means that someone probably bought it, and it had an issue, so they returned it, and the seller or the manufacturer (in this case, both are Canon) fixed the issue and are reselling it.
A one year warranty is good because you’ll get your money back if it breaks within the first year (not if you break it, though. They’ll likely make a distinction.) That they offer this is usually a pretty good sign that it’ll last at least 2 or 3 years, since their only interest is in making money, which they can’t do if they have to refund all their products.

It seems to have good reviews as a camera, and it seems to be $400 new (not refurbished) so it’s probably a good deal.

My advice to you–and I’m turning into my father by saying this–is this what you want to spend your money on? You said it’s all the money in your bank account–whatever you had to do to get it, is it worth it to you? I’d recommend sleeping on it for a few days, don’t make the decision hastily. Buyer’s remorse isn’t fun to deal with.
Though, with something like this, you might be able to return it if you aren’t satisfied right off the bat, which is good.
For me, personally, I’m really cheap and I find after a few days of thinking about anything that I’d rather have the money, so that’s why I say this. Of course, with my way, I never get cool new things, so I’m not saying it’s a *good* way to approach purchases. 😀

November 23, 2016 at 15:11
theteenfashionista

theteenfashionista

Amen, I totally agree. I’m glad I didn’t jump in, because I looked up reviews and it said the camera was bad for vlogging (which is what I want to do.) THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Now I see another one, the Nikon d3300… I’ll keep on looking. Again, thank you!

November 24, 2016 at 09:21
theteenfashionista

theteenfashionista

Wait a minute. Here is a possible one, what do you think? I’d have to get it soon, but it would leave like 25 left in my bank acct…
http://www.malibucameras.com/index.php?id_product=707&controller=product

November 24, 2016 at 10:20
rainbowuni

rainbowuni

That looks like a good deal too. Are DSLRs good for vlogging? Again, I don’t know cameras. I’ve just always associated DSLR with fancy photography and ot necessarily videos.

November 24, 2016 at 21:51
theteenfashionista

theteenfashionista

Yeah, DSLRS are good for vlogging. I’ve done research on that and yeah, they are. 😉 But I’ve decided to stick with my Samsung until I’ve made a profit off writing for a magazine (which is what I’m doing)because, as you said, a single camera would be my life savings.

November 25, 2016 at 07:38
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