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tiger82

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Re: How do you buy equipment?
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2013, 07:45:44 PM »
I wait until some yahoo upgrades to a new release so I can buy a barely used, under 5000 actuation pro camera.
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Re: How do you buy equipment?
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Re: How do you buy equipment?
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2013, 07:48:23 PM »
Since all the local shops here have zero to no selection of finer gear I buy almost exclusively from B&H. During the past two years I did quite a bit of selling bodies and glass to fund new buys and with Canon gear having 95% of original cost resale value for like new gear it has been easy to do so. Now I'm in a happy place with what I have with little to no gear lust save for a new film body. (Thinking of switching from an Elan 7 to an EOS 3) I do use a card for my purchases but we pay all our bills off every two weeks. Credit card companies hate us.

On the contrary, they get the 3% fee and their money back in two weeks, CC companies love you.  The proof is the offers you get for new cards.
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Re: How do you buy equipment?
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2013, 08:41:21 PM »
Lend myself the money from my savings account and repay myself at variable intrest rates.  :D

Thats actually very funny, and I agree, it's still the best way to buy anything, often the only way, but still, very funny.
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Re: How do you buy equipment?
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2013, 06:29:15 AM »
I hear ya and I do the same thing pay off my credit card every month and haven't paid interest on either card. Guess I should as for a raise haha. What do you mean pay yourself at variable interest rates?
It means that on months when there is a lot of money left, i repay more, on months when there is less left, I repay less. In the end, I repay a little more than I took, so my savings account ends up with a net profit. (it's kinda linked to what my wife looks good in and how much the latest drresses cost as well :)
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Re: How do you buy equipment?
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