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.