I've said for quite a while that if I found an X-T1 body in reasonable shape for under four hundred dollars, I'd be pretty likely to pull the trigger. One of the national camera rental houses was having a sale on used gear, and I stumbled across one in "good" condition that, after tax, tags, and local destination charges came up well under that $400 mark. I had the money, and now I have the camera.
It is used, and therefore, it is blemished, but not as badly as was described, at least in my opinion. There are a couple of areas where the black paint has worn off, there's screw missing from the tripod mount, and a little bit of rubber is loose on one side. All are things I can live with. I've actually removed the loose rubber, and I think I have an appropriate screw in my parts bin. The camera looks otherwise new, and the important bit -- the sensor -- is pristine.
I'm now left with a conundrum: do I sell one of my X-Es? And, if so, which one? I'd have more feature parity with the X-E2, but I've still a soft spot in my heart for my X-E1, which will be four years old on Saturday.
And to think, it started with a dollar...