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Re: This thing's gotta go!
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2014, 01:57:31 PM »
I have only sold one camera and I have regretted it ever since.  It was a Pentax Auto 110.  An interchangable lens SLR that used 110 cartridges 8).  Not very handy in the dark room :o.  I sold it and bought my AE-1.   :-[

I wished I had kept it, it would look good on the display shelf with my other old cameras.

You can relive that for around $20. <$100 gets you a nice boxed kit.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xpentax+110&_nkw=pentax+110&_sacat=0&_from=R40

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Re: This thing's gotta go!
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« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2014, 07:18:55 AM »
I have only sold one camera and I have regretted it ever since.  It was a Pentax Auto 110.  An interchangable lens SLR that used 110 cartridges 8).  Not very handy in the dark room :o.  I sold it and bought my AE-1.   :-[

I wished I had kept it, it would look good on the display shelf with my other old cameras.

You can relive that for around $20. <$100 gets you a nice boxed kit.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xpentax+110&_nkw=pentax+110&_sacat=0&_from=R40

Been thinking about it, but it is just not the same.  There is a difference between having *the* camera you used 30+ years ago and having a copy of the same model.

I learned my lesson.  I ain't sellin nutten. 
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« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2014, 02:52:19 PM »

I rarely use my 50mm f/1.8 II any more, but it's not worth enough to sell because I couldn't really buy anything new with the proceeds.

Just like most, it was my first prime.


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Re: This thing's gotta go!
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2014, 07:19:27 PM »
I have only sold one camera and I have regretted it ever since.  It was a Pentax Auto 110.  An interchangable lens SLR that used 110 cartridges 8).  Not very handy in the dark room :o.  I sold it and bought my AE-1.   :-[

I wished I had kept it, it would look good on the display shelf with my other old cameras.

You can relive that for around $20. <$100 gets you a nice boxed kit.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xpentax+110&_nkw=pentax+110&_sacat=0&_from=R40

Been thinking about it, but it is just not the same.  There is a difference between having *the* camera you used 30+ years ago and having a copy of the same model.

I learned my lesson.  I ain't sellin nutten.

I was kinda lucky, my first serious camera, a black Canon AE-1, that I got in 1978 is back with me after years away. I sold it to my brother many years ago, then a few years ago he gave it back to me, it sat in storage for years but I recently moved everything to where I am and I have it back in my hands. It needs the foam strips sorting out etc but I won't sell it again :-)
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« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2014, 08:27:59 AM »
I was kinda lucky, my first serious camera, a black Canon AE-1,

I have my AE-1 that has literally been through a war with me.  It has taken more abuse than any camera deserves and did not let me down. That was one sweet camera!  It earned its retirement on a shelf of honour!

I would never sell my AE-1 and my kids better not either... on second thought, I might be buried with it.   ;D
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« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2014, 09:46:32 PM »
This brings to my mind a question I've had for a while.
Could we not have a buy/sell forum here?
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« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2014, 10:19:22 PM »
That has been asked before, and I seem to recall the Mods answer was that as Fred Miranda is already has a sales area that is well set up, moderated, and has a good reputation, that another competing service didn't make much sense.
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« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2014, 03:04:43 AM »
That has been asked before, and I seem to recall the Mods answer was that as Fred Miranda is already has a sales area that is well set up, moderated, and has a good reputation, that another competing service didn't make much sense.


Good point, and I have purchased their Upload and Sell subscription and have sold a few and bought a few. But I have only 30 posts there compared to a 1000 here, (FWIW  ::) ) and the forum posting system there is still a bit odd for me, and I don't feel like I know anyone there...  :(

On topic: I am usually extremely attached to all my stuff (photographic and otherwise) up to the point that I have sold them. But I also dislike clutter to the point of obsession and have a small apartment.
Unfortunately the former force is stronger, so I keep finding ways to efficiently pack away unused stuff... 8)

At this point I have an EOS 650 and some film that I cannot give away or sell. Works fine, and I use it once in a while. Using IR film might be a good use for that, suggestions?

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Re: This thing's gotta go!
« Reply #37 on: June 18, 2014, 03:04:43 AM »