I'm looking to get my first decent camera and I'm wondering that the general consensus is with purchasing gear 2nd hand ie. ebay?
Clearly, you can get better gear at a lower cost but what are the pitfalls (apart from the obvious*) with purchasing 2nd hand camera equipment...?
Is there anything specifically related to camera gear that I should be cautious of?
Also, as i'm new here I havent had the opportunity to browse the classifieds section of this forum, is it a particularly good place to purchase from?
* By obvious, i mean dodgy sellers etc...