anyone ever used or heard about ritz camera trade in?

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  1. chris182

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    I bought a d3000 back in november and although a great camera I am now wishing I went ahead and spend some extra cash and got the d90. I saw ritz camera does trade ins and was wondering if anyone had input on it or experience with it?
     
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    HAve not but i would imagine you would get more cash back if you just sold it online somewhere like here
     
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    They rape you when you buy new stuff from them. I wouldn't expect it to be any different when you're trading your old stuff in. Buy a used D90 and sell your D3000. That's your best bet.
     
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    Based on what I've seen for programs like this I'd have to agree with the above.
     
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    yeah i was looking to do the same thing, went to ritz and they were like, "oh hey, D3000? cool, we'll buy it for 250." my response ... lol no, you can sell on ebay for 350-400
     
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    Exactly. Unfortunately the only photography stores here in B'ham are Wolf Camera (owned by ritz). Eventually I'm going to sell my sony gear and swap to Nikon or Canon. I was driving by Wolf the other day so I popped in and told them what I want to do and was wondering how much I would get if I traded in all my Sony specific gear. Here's what I have with the original price paid:

    Sony A-700 Body: ($1000)
    Tamron 17-50/2.8: ($450)
    Sigma 10-20/3-5.6: ($500)
    Minolta 50/1.8: ($70)
    Sony 18-200 kit lens: (retails for $550)

    They offered me a total of around $800 for all of it. I understand they need to make money when they resell it, but that offer was comical.
     
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    Sounds just like car dealerships :lmao:

    I have never traded in a car because I don't like being raped and I don't understand why anyone does it. But if you do do it, I guess you either are totally unaware (nice way of putting it) or you deserve to be raped.
     
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    Their name should be Ritz-off Camera.
     
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    Used to work for Wolf. Don't EVER do a trade in if you can help it (cars included). As said, they won't give you **** for it.

    I believe it was $250 for a GOOD D80. It's up to their discression on what shape the camera is in. Plus, I'm pretty sure they won't even trade in a D3000, too new of a camera.

    ~Michael~
     
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    Actually, there are benefits to trading in. Tax savings for example. Just depends on what you're trading in, what you're buying, the difference between what the car is worth privately and what the dealership is offering, and whether you want to deal with selling a car.
     
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    I would be very interested in knowing what exactly those benefits are. Probably others too.

    The last time I asked (I always ask for the laugh) about trade in value I was offered $600 for a car I sold for $4000. :D

    The time before that I was offered $100 (I was told that it was what it would cost me to have it towed to the scrap yard although I drove to and from the dealership...) for a car I sold for $5000. :lol:

    I wonder why I even bother with dealerships.

    The only thing I agree with is that some people just can't be bothered to save themselves a few thousand dollars. To each his/her own.
     
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    Yeah, sure.
     

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