I'm looking to buy my first external flash to use on my Canon 350d (which I bought used — no problems). Most likely this will be a Speedlite 430EX II.
Looking on Ebay, it looks like I can save over 25% by buying used, so I am rather tempted, given the cost new is around GBP200, vs GBP130-150.
Are there any major drawbacks to buying a used flash, assuming that the one I got had been cared for?
I'm not a professional photographer — this would just be for family and holiday snaps.
Anything specific to look out for when buying used flashes, specifically Speedlite?