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    Looking at Canon dSLR's again ..

    To honor Seth's request, I've edited this post to reflect a more specific request...

    I don't have a lot of cash.. Okay, I've got a LOT LESS than a lot of cash.. $200 may be a reasonable transaction to consider but I'd have to think long and hard for that much money. $100 or less value transaction would be much more doable for me right now..

    That said -- anybody got any old Canon dSLR's that they've upgraded from that might be interested in cutting a deal?

    Body-only cameras are fine also -- we have an older 35mm Canon mount lens that would work just fine until we can get a newer lens. (baby steps, baby steps..)

    thanks,
    ..dane
    (The first to sport a signature on TCAforum..)
    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is carrying a great burden." - Philo of Alexandria
    "Love God and be nice to people." - Brooks Everett of CBC
    d&k's webpage

  • #2
    If you can consider Nikon there is a sweet deal in the classifieds...just sayin'
    As it turns out, I was never banned. I was wrong yet again. First Obama, now this. :)

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    • #3
      Originally posted by droht
      If you can consider Nikon there is a sweet deal in the classifieds...just sayin'
      +1 for the deal in classifieds here.

      Nikon D40 with 18-55mm lens, extra battery, remote etc for $315 shipped is a hot deal. :)

      http://www.tweakcityaudio.com/forum/...read.php?t=976

      If you absolutely need canon, take a look at this one linked below:
      http://cgi.ebay.com/Canon-EOS-Rebel-...QQcmdZViewItem

      Cameta has a good reputation. I have bought few things from them. They are also authorized dealers for both Canon and Nikon, so you get the warranty too.
      Ref1,Ref100,RS850,450,RSC200 Sig,ELT525M,MFW-15,UFW10,AVR987/X-amps,LMC-1/LPA1,SB3,P-3A,PS3,HDA3, Gizmo v1.0, SP3 MK II.

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      • #4
        I have a Canon 40D that's collectiong dust (not litterally).

        I've only used it a couple of times. It's in mint condition.

        I might be interested in getting it off my hands.

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        • #5
          Will consider the Nikon, but that's still a hefty price tag.. It's certainly a good BARGAIN for all that's included, but the cost itself is still a hefty amount..

          persisting1, I've sent you a PM ..

          thanks all,
          ..dane
          (The first to sport a signature on TCAforum..)
          "Be kind, for everyone you meet is carrying a great burden." - Philo of Alexandria
          "Love God and be nice to people." - Brooks Everett of CBC
          d&k's webpage

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          • #6
            I know you are looking for a bargain, and are willing to accept a body only offer. That said, I would highly recommend the Cannon's with the 18-55mm EF-S lens included. I got my wife the Canon Digital Rebel XS with the lens included for like $500, the lens normally sells for $200 by itself, so I personally think the bundle is worth it.

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            • #7
              No doubt the kit bundles are good deals.. but I don't have $500 to spend on this..

              I don't *have* to get a dSLR ... I just would LIKE to get one. Therefore, absolute funding levels are low, regardless of the "value" of the offer...

              :(

              ..dane
              (The first to sport a signature on TCAforum..)
              "Be kind, for everyone you meet is carrying a great burden." - Philo of Alexandria
              "Love God and be nice to people." - Brooks Everett of CBC
              d&k's webpage

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              • #8
                Dane, why don't you tell people what you're willing to spend on a DSLR instead of playing the "I'm looking for a bargain" game. We went through this whole process before on AV123's forum, and frankly speaking it doesn't look like you're looking for a bargain, but rather that you're looking for someone to basically give their DSLR to you.

                If you would like you have a DSLR you have to be willing to pay for it. It seems that you have the first half down, but don't see enough value in it to pay what it actually costs to get yourself one.
                With a shovel...

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                • #9
                  Hey Seth .. hard to say what I'm willing to pay, because it will depend on the camera discussed.. Certainly $500 is too pricey.. $200 seems reasonable (depending on the camera) but is still a little higher than I could pull "without thinking about it). I'd really like a $100 or less transaction, because the fact that I would like one doesn't mean that I need to spend a lot to get one.

                  I don't think there's a disconnect at all. There are various items that various people hold on to for a while and eventually decide there's no need to keep it. They don't necessarily want a lot of money for it more than someone who's really interested in having it. Posts like mine might remind them of that "item collecting dust in the back of the closet" that they had hopes for long ago but maybe haven't used in 5 years or more.

                  Some call me a cheapskate, and say what you will-- I call myself someone who's interested in a lot more things than I can afford to buy, and as a result I choose to be extremely patient and ask for the moon. And a once or twice a year, it pans out. Am I ungrateful? By no means! I just don't believe that the current eBay price is necessarily the right price for every used-gear transaction.

                  ..dane
                  (The first to sport a signature on TCAforum..)
                  "Be kind, for everyone you meet is carrying a great burden." - Philo of Alexandria
                  "Love God and be nice to people." - Brooks Everett of CBC
                  d&k's webpage

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                  • #10
                    Alright Seth- I updated the first post to honor your request to be more specific.. :)
                    (The first to sport a signature on TCAforum..)
                    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is carrying a great burden." - Philo of Alexandria
                    "Love God and be nice to people." - Brooks Everett of CBC
                    d&k's webpage

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                    • #11
                      FWIW, a 5+ year old Canon 10D body only sell on ebay for ~$200 regularly, and you're referencing newer models, so I think your price expectations are just out of whack with where the market is. I would be shocked if you can get a working Canon DSLR for under $100, but I guess anything is possible.

                      The only thing you can get for under $100 is a entry level EOS film body. Even something like a EOS-3 (film body that used to be ~$700 new several years ago) will still command somewhere between $150-$200 used but in good shape.
                      With a shovel...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dane
                        Hey Seth .. hard to say what I'm willing to pay, because it will depend on the camera discussed.. Certainly $500 is too pricey.. $200 seems reasonable (depending on the camera) but is still a little higher than I could pull "without thinking about it). I'd really like a $100 or less transaction, because the fact that I would like one doesn't mean that I need to spend a lot to get one.

                        I don't think there's a disconnect at all. There are various items that various people hold on to for a while and eventually decide there's no need to keep it. They don't necessarily want a lot of money for it more than someone who's really interested in having it. Posts like mine might remind them of that "item collecting dust in the back of the closet" that they had hopes for long ago but maybe haven't used in 5 years or more.

                        Some call me a cheapskate, and say what you will-- I call myself someone who's interested in a lot more things than I can afford to buy, and as a result I choose to be extremely patient and ask for the moon. And a once or twice a year, it pans out. Am I ungrateful? By no means! I just don't believe that the current eBay price is necessarily the right price for every used-gear transaction.

                        ..dane
                        I kind of agree with Seth, but only to the extent of a more specific budget, as this might get you better info/help.

                        Unfortunately, you may not find any recent model DSLR in this range though.

                        I would suggest keeping an eye on local craigslist too, for example, this one was in NJ craigslist few days back.
                        http://cnj.craigslist.org/pho/1119724716.html

                        It used to be a good one in its days and still I would say a good camera depending on its condition. Here is a review for this model:
                        http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos10d/
                        Ref1,Ref100,RS850,450,RSC200 Sig,ELT525M,MFW-15,UFW10,AVR987/X-amps,LMC-1/LPA1,SB3,P-3A,PS3,HDA3, Gizmo v1.0, SP3 MK II.

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                        • #13
                          You seem like a nice enough guy but you really are trying to find a favor here if you want a DSLR for $100 and even a two or three generation old one for $200. Good luck in your venture.

                          I have Xti that I want to upgrade but was hoping for a bit more than $200 for it.

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                          • #14
                            I've removed references to any particular generation of dSLR .. but of course I'm still looking for a dSLR. We have an SLR already, but are looking for some of the features of a digital-- namely the immediate availability of the image without the costs, hassles, waste, and limitations (shots per roll) of film.

                            Look guys -- I understand that some of YOU would not sell me your dSLR's for such little money. Doesn't mean that your opinions reflect everyone else's. A little friendly "hey, good luck finding something for that low price" is all in good order, but raining on my parade isn't the nicest thing you can do.

                            I just recently aquired a quite nice sewing machine for my wife using this same method-- somebody had one (albeit an old one, but a nice one at that) that they hadn't used in years and was willing to just give it to us, cabinet and all.

                            I recently emailed a few friends with the same request (old used dSLR) and someone replied that if I had come to them three weeks ago they could have offered me their Canon 10D. They just gave it to somebody else because they upgraded and no longer needed the 10D and didn't want the hassle of craigslist or eBay. So that transcation itself is proof-in-point that what I'm asking for is not an unreasonable request. It's just unreasonable to some (but not everyone).. and that's fine by me..

                            I say that only to proove the point that there ARE people who have things in their closets that they have 'forgotten about' and are willing to part with for very low dollars (if any).

                            What's the worst that could happen? I don't get any responses? Fine by me! But it never hurts to put the question out there.. I just don't think I deserve a bashing for simply asking the question..

                            cheers,
                            ..dane
                            (The first to sport a signature on TCAforum..)
                            "Be kind, for everyone you meet is carrying a great burden." - Philo of Alexandria
                            "Love God and be nice to people." - Brooks Everett of CBC
                            d&k's webpage

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                            • #15
                              Sorry Dane, but I think you'd be better off just asking if someone would give you something for free, rather than posting these kinds of requests. Nothing wrong with that I suppose, but that kind of post is not all that common. People do post occasionally that they are willing to give something away for free. To me it seems like that is more appropriate. I think that is up to the giver (or very low priced seller) to initiate a freebie transaction. If I didn't have the cash for all the toys I'd like (I don't, BTW) I would never post asking for someone to give me something for a nominal cost. Especially for what are essentially luxury items. Like most folks I simply prioritze and move on. YM obviously does V, and that's cool if it works for you.

                              Good luck with the camera.
                              As it turns out, I was never banned. I was wrong yet again. First Obama, now this. :)

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