How to spend a $100 GC to National Camera

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  1. AverageJoe

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    Just got a $100 gift card to National Camera and Video: Home

    Not really sure what to go for, I have a 40D and a good assortment of lenses. $100 isn't going to buy me a new body or much in terms of a lens... any suggestions? Maybe just print some photos?
     
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    Speedlite 220EX or 270EX?
     
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    I have a 580ex II, so that rules out a flash...
     
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    Circular Polarizer?
     
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    Not willing to spend any extra cash on stuff? If not, (you probably have this stuff but): Spare battery? a bag? More memory, filters?
     
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    I have decent filters, two crumplers, three batteries and all the memory they carry is WAY over priced...

    I asked about what they could do on a trade, 40D with kit lens for a 5D mark II, they would give me about $500 for the 40D and lens, which is much less than what it's worth. I'm going to go with a battery grip for $150 used. I figure it will be nice for portrait photos and when I decide to sell the body it will add value.
     
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    Just 1?
     
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    Maybe, but they aren't taking it off your hands because they want it, and they assume all the re-sale risk, listing/advertising and effort for you.
     
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    They were very honest about not being able to buy gear as opposed to craigslist. And yes, just one flash which is almost exclusivly fired off the camera.
     
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    That case will always be true on any trade in...

    Consignment is just slightly better.... (shops will typically take 30% off the top.. I've seen as bad as 50%). My local shop will reduce consignment to 20% off the top if you take store credit.

    Always better to sell it yourself unless you deem it not worth your time.
     

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