Look what I found!

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  1. WaywardShinobi

    WaywardShinobi TPF Noob!

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    Okay, so I was in town today bored and decided to venture into my local Goodwill store. I didn't expect to find anything much. While rummaging around the electronics tables I happen upon this little gem:

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    A Canon EOS Rebel GII with the kit lens (Canon zoom lens EF 35-80mm 1:4-5.6)

    I immediately snatched it up before any other nefarious shoppers saw it first. I gave it a once over (and a twice) and look for a price. When I saw the tag I thought I'd gone blind. It was $3.99 plus tax.

    When I saw that price I just thought that maybe it was broken and someone brought it in figuring Goodwill would sell it for parts. I looked in the battery compartment and noticed that it had batteries, turned it to Av mode and tried autofocusing it. It worked.

    I ended up buying it. I also went over to wal-mart to pick up the cheapest film I could find (Fujifilm 200 2pack) just to test it and some fresh batteries (cost 10 bucks, more than the camera, lol!). Loaded the film, it cycled, and I took the first shot. It advanced perfectly.

    Hopefully the pictures will come out good since I don't know much about cameras and couldn't really tell the quality of the lens and such.

    Anyway, here are a few crappy pictures I took of it with my phone camera:
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    What do ya'll think?
     
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    Nikon_Dude TPF Noob!

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    That's a deal if I ever saw one.
     
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    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    Put it on eBay!
     
  4. WaywardShinobi

    WaywardShinobi TPF Noob!

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    Didn't think about that. How much you think it'd get?
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    How would you like to tell your future grandkids that their grandpa (you in 30 years!) once bought a camera and sold it the next day, "for over FIVE TIMES what I payed for it!!!"

    If you'd like to be able to tell that story, then sell it to me for $20, and you'll bask in the satisfaction of having turned a huge profit on an old, junked Goodwill camera!:lol:
     
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    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

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    I just looked... don't get your hopes up :lol:

    Still, for $4 - what a fun find!
     
  7. WaywardShinobi

    WaywardShinobi TPF Noob!

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    Lol! I would but I already put around 18 bucks into it with the batteries and all. Besides, it's currently the only camera I own at the moment. When I DO get a dslr and if the offer still stands then I'll most likely do it.
     
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    You've inspired me to check out some of the thrift stores around here! how fun! :)
     
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    CoRNDoG R6 TPF Noob!

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    Should be intresting to see what that camera produces. Dont forget to post some pics!
     
  10. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice find.

    You won't get much for it on E-bay. Some people are giving these things away because they sit unused since those people bought digital cameras.

    But the good news is that you have a fully functioning camera that can help you take some great photos....maybe even some that are in focus, unlike your phone camera. ;)
     
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    Good job. I would'nt expect a good dollar for it though. My MINT Elan7e grippped with 2 remottes went for 99US a few weeks ago.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The funny part is that at any given time, I can look at my local 'Bargain Finder' (buysell.com) and see cameras like this listed for up to $200.
    Or maybe I've just seeing the same ones, listed over and over again...because there is no way that a cheap film SLR cameras would sell for that much.
     

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