I buy all of my photo stuff for my office from BHPhotovideo.com
most photographers I know too buy from there too.. lowest prices, good people and great customer service.
But yeah.. He doesnt need a D2Xs.. but if he can get one for the same price as a D300.. why not? I shot D2X's for a a year before I went back to IPC and had to shoot the D300.. it was nice, but it felt like I was using a camera for a 16 year old girl. lol
All Im saying is if 2 things cost the same and one is clearly better, why not get that one? I would buy a used Porsche over a brand new chevy malibu anyday. Hey the Porsche may have 100,000 miles, but I will be happier in my porsche
A lot of the deals on ebay are a bit shady but for the most part anyone who is selling a D2X on eBay tends to take care of their $5000 camera.. you will get it and it will work just fine. Refurbed is always a good thing.. but they will charge more. warranties are kind of pointless.. you pay $300 for one and you still have to pay money if something breaks...
I have bought new cameras and used cameras, essentially they perform the same. I wont buy new cameras (for personal use) anymore.