Sounds like a pretty good deal to me...I recently picked up a used 5D2...paid about $100 more...but it only had about a 14K shutter count. I got it from one of the major photography retailers here i5n Canada...so it was not a "private" deal. They wanted $1500 but they lowered the price by $100 when I said I wanted their three year warranty...for $179. It was my entry into full frame...still getting used to it. A new 6D...used and open box 6Ds are just now starting to appear...would have been another $500...maybe not the best of deals, but I'm pretty happy with it.
I don't think I'd buy a body without some kind of warranty behind it.
When I was purchasing it, they said the expected shutter count on these in the area of a quarter of a million. And a co-worker of mine that has a 5D2 says there is no way he'd sell his for the price I paid for mine.
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