jxg wrote in post #7795956
interesting that hers came with the 18-55IS, and not the 17-85? was it used?
No, it was new. But we got it from a small brick-and-mortar camera shop selling their own "kits" through Ebay. They offered the 50D plus the 18-55 IS for $1,100, which was too good a deal to pass up. Both lens and body were new. All the other cobbled-together packages on Ebay were more expensive and chok full of those worthless macro and fisheye filter attachments. Or packaged a EF 75-300 as the kit lens. No thank you, have one of those mediocre things already!
We'd originally planned to order body-only from B&H, but they started one of their extended holidays at the time we actually had money in hand, and The Wife decided she didn't want to wait. The Ebay seller checked out okay, and offered a decent lens for the same price as we'd pay body-only to B&H, plus free shipping. Very happy with the deal, even if the 81-55 IS was only used a couple of times.