Sure, but what lenses are you going to be buying for $50?
How about my Minolta 50mm/1.7? $45.00 from a pawn shop. In all honesty they had well over 4-5 of the exact same lenses. On top of that if someone did see you using your camera whats the odds they are going to come running up to you to check your lens to see if you bought their stolen goods? And if so, how would they prove that at all unless you bought a 1 of a king rare/expensive item?
As said above, general rules apply to all CL buying (ALL within reason).... beware of cheap items that should be much more, I have however ran across a few older people who don't know what something is worth and just want to get rid of it... Myself being one of them just wanting to get rid of old parts sold off a not working motorcycle for 200.00 of what was worth about 500.00 in parts alone, I also sold a 3-wheeler for 50.00 and had well over 10 calls for it knowing it was worth more. Did I care to hold out for the extra cash... no, I just wanted to get rid of it, first come first serve. When I buy things on CL i'm expecting that people want to just get rid of it (assuming its theirs), and I expect to get a good deal otherwise I would have bought the item new. The only other thing I watch for are creeps, and its why my .44 Super Black-Hawk is never more than a stones throw from myself in case the person I'm meeting up with is a psycho.
Although on a side note, I recently saw a list of 10 things NEVER to buy used...... and I still don't understand why Digital Cameras were on the list. I think this is assuming that your a complete idiot as a consumer and are buying a point and shoot, who knows.http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Sa ... yUsed.aspx
Then again, how much stock can you honestly put in the "Experts" over at MSN lmfao......... about as useful as Yahoo