as a 450D user I'm on the hunt for a good deal on a 5d2 or save for 6D or 5d3
however I always see people selling bodies with 5-25K clicks attempting to sell the 5d2 for 1500 or even more, because they spent 2 grand on it a year ago.
I dont think I'd pay more than 1400 with body and kit lens. Is everyone crazy hoping we don't know what the market looks like or just hoping to find a sap.
First off -- the people who sell them can't sell them for more than people will pay. It is the buyers that determine the price, not the sellers. When I want to sell something like a piece of camera gear, I look on e-bay to see how to price it. If I were to do that for a 5DII, I would see that they are typically closing between $1200 and $1600 depending on condition etc. $1400 -- $1500 looks like the going rate right now. I sold mine for $1350 to a friend and to arrive at the price I watched 10 e-bay auctions and took the average. Then I subtracted the fees that I would have to pay and that was my cash price to her.
+1. I was going to say almost exactly the same thing. These days with eBay it is very easy to determine the market value of almost anything. Just watch for a week or so and see what the selling prices are. On almost any used product, whether it is cameras or anything else, there tends to be very little variation in price, unless there is something unusual about a particular item.