Sold a film SLR for way too little

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by yip812, May 17, 2009.

  1. yip812

    yip812 TPF Noob!

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    I am so bummed about this! I bought a DSLR (Sony Alpha). I had 2 minolta maxxums. One old one, that had a broken LCD screen, but still awesome. And a newer one, in perfect condition. I decided that since I had the DSLR, I didn't need both maxxums. My older camera works fine, so I figured I'd sell the newer one, make a few bucks. I bought it less than a year ago for $27 on ebay, spent $15 for a new battery cover, and $10 for the batteries. Put this on ebay, starting at $16.99. Figured it would go up. Sold today for............$17.49.

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    Is this the economy? Or the ever decreasing cost of DSLRs?
     
  2. Cero21

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    Considering you spent $27 bucks for it, $17 isn't too bad! Not including your improvements mind you.
     
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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That's a typical price for many Maxxum film SLR bodies. And, other brands too.
     
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    christopher walrath No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    At least you got bids. I've seen way too many cameras go unbid upon. Not due to a lack of interest in film photography, I think. Rather the depressed resale value of film cameras in general. Kind of like driving an Olds off the lot and having its value chopped in half kinda thing. I would have thought it would go for a bit more but I gotta say I'm not really surprised.
     

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