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Old May 5, 2005, 7:27 PM   #1
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New this last Christmas, I bought the FZ20, Sunpak 383flash, Yoshida 55b, 128mb SD, spare battery, Hoya +6 closeups. I'm having a blast and now decided to move up to a DSLR. I've got about $880 invested in all my FZ gear and I want to sell it off. Camera is like new, no scratches, no blemishes, no dead pixels, it's perfect and I have the original packing, cables etc still in the pristine box.

If you have an opinion on the best place to sell these, just drop me a PM or email to [email protected]. I looked into eBay but it seems so incredibly confusing. I have a PayPal account that I used to buy the Yoshida adapter from Ruji in Japan and I checked and I can use it to sell also.

I've enjoyed participating in this forum and have gotten way more good advice then I've been able to reciprocate.

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Old May 5, 2005, 7:37 PM   #2
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What DSLR are you looking at? If I was selling cameras, I would use eBay. I look as some FZ20 auction - used with some extras (battery, SD card, etc.) seems to bring around $500 dollars. Check out some auctions. Best chance of a sell, highest $$$. For higher-end digital cameras, I would sell but never buy on eBay.
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Old May 5, 2005, 8:01 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Nick. I bought a Canon 20d, 17-85 IS, 50 1.4 and 70-200 F4 /L. Got the whole bundle for $1950 from a really nice retired fellow local here in Dallas. He had it offered in the Buy & Sell forum at www.fredmiranda.com. I offered my FZ20 there but didn't really get much interest (I guess those boys play in a different game :-).

I'm either going to sell off the adapters etc and just keep the camera for my wife or I'm going to try to make someone a good deal on the whole bunch.
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Kinda sounds like you're trying to sell it here
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Old May 5, 2005, 8:38 PM   #5
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I don't think so. I'm assuming most everyone here already has one. My apologies if that was the impression given. There are plenty of forums that offer buy-sell slots (like fredmiranda) I just can't remember where I saw them (other than Fred's) and I really was looking for somewhere besides eBay.
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Old May 5, 2005, 9:43 PM   #6
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Sounds like you are in the same boat I was in when I tried to sell or trade in my old 1200$(when new) 13 month old Nikon P&S. Store offered 0$ as a trade in, and I could not get any of the other used camera stores to make an offer. I ended up deciding to keep it as a car camera.

Maybe try eBay but I would not expect good results there.

I also ended up with the 20D :-) I feel it was the greatest digital move I made so far, I am really liking the results. :-)
Hope you like your 20D too

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Old May 5, 2005, 11:09 PM   #7
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If you don't have much of a feedback rating on Ebay then selling will be a little tougher. Many people don't want to buy a big ticket item from someone with no or low feedback. If you have a friend with a higher rating that might help. I also think you could get more by selling it off in parts than in one larger package.
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Old May 6, 2005, 1:33 PM   #8
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You probably right about the parts. I went to a lot of trouble to buy the Yoshia 55b thinking I was going to get one of those great Olympus lens. Never did and now it sits in the bag. I bought the Sunpak 383 thinkin' I'd take a ton of flash pictures. Nope, I'm almost always outdoors. The closeup lens set has been used even once, I made sure it fit the Yoshida and then never took a picture. They still shiny in the case the came in.

Now I gotta find that friend that has an eBay rating :-)

Thanks everyone, good feed back.
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You might try Amazon. I sold a nearly new 35mm p&s a couple of years ago. They handled the finances and I think I netted about $75 out of a $90 selling price. Much less stress than EBay. Good luck !
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Old May 7, 2005, 12:33 PM   #10
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Hadn't even thought about Amazon. Great info! That's why I posted this message here. Thank you everyone for the great info.

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