Trying not to stand out

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  1. Bryant

    Bryant TPF Noob!

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    Hey have you ever had that person and ask how much your camera costs? Since my new camera, I get asked this daily and they say, "How much is that camera, i know it's expensive." How do you answer this. I'm not going to just blurt out it's over $2k. I've said alot, shrugged, but what is your way to tell them lightly and not feel like bragging. I see my camera as proving my skill, not proving my wealth. I'm a senior in high school and it's normally my friends that ask so they're not total strangers.
     
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    just tell them a lot and if they persist, say its none of their business
     
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    haha, ya I have had that happen too, if it's somebody I know I just say it was a summers worth of work hah, true though because I worked all summer to buy it. I haven't had a random person ask but I would just not answer if it was a total stranger
     
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    I find that when people ask questions like this ("how much was your house?" "how much was your car?" "how much do you make a year?" etc) the best response is, "why would you like to know?"

    Usually people just say "oh, uh, just curious" and then I can say that it was in my price range & just what I was looking for, and that's about it.
     
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    Just tell them that if they don't know enough about photography to already know the rough price of that kind of a camera then they would never understand the reasoning behind the price tag.

    -TAG
     
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    yeah, i just hate to be that one kid that brags about having a ton of money.
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I usually respond with "How much is your car?"
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Just say "About half what this lens costs", lol!
     
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    :lol:
     
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    brilliant!:lol:
     
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    i am 16 and all my friends ask where were i got the money for my camera i say in my wallet.
     
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    Strikes me that telling them how much it costs is only bragging if that's your intent. I always say, "it was pricey." If they persist, I just tell them. It's easier and often times avoiding the answer hard sounds more arrogant than just saying it nonchalantly.
     

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