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1D Mark IV for Sale... How much?
« on: July 03, 2012, 01:46:11 PM »
As soon as I get my 1D X, hopefully this week,  I will sell my 2.5 year old 1D Mark IV.
ebay's commissions have gone to the roof... 9% off the total value plus 3% for PayPal... Crazy...

I will send it to Canon for a thorough cleaning and they can tell me how many actuations the camera has.
Truthfully, I think it might be close to 250,000 photos...
I think I can get close to $3500 for it... What do u think is fair if it doesn't have that many photos?
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1D Mark IV for Sale... How much?
« on: July 03, 2012, 01:46:11 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2012, 02:26:02 PM »
$3500 sounds fair to me...

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Re: 1D Mark IV for Sale... How much?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2012, 02:30:51 PM »
As soon as I get my 1D X, hopefully this week,  I will sell my 2.5 year old 1D Mark IV.
ebay's commissions have gone to the roof... 9% off the total value plus 3% for PayPal... Crazy...

I will send it to Canon for a thorough cleaning and they can tell me how many actuations the camera has.
Truthfully, I think it might be close to 250,000 photos...
I think I can get close to $3500 for it... What do u think is fair if it doesn't have that many photos?

If you have the shutter assembly replaced, I'd buy it for $4k.
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Re: 1D Mark IV for Sale... How much?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 05:12:19 PM »
I wouldn't sell Camera gear on ebay, I stopped doing that after I sold a lens and then paypal held the money hostage for 21 days because they considered it a high risk transaction, even though I had a perfect seller feedback rating. They also changed a lot of rules so that a seller has pretty much no rights anymore, you also can't leave negative feedback to a buyer anymore.

What I have done in the past few years was look up how much it would sell for on ebay, then knock off a little bit of money and put it on craigslist. I have sold a lot of gear that way, even a 1Ds Mark III within 24 hours.

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Re: 1D Mark IV for Sale... How much?
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 05:29:59 PM »
I sell cameras and lenses all the time on ebay, I get enough more of a price to pay their fee.  $3500 for 250K camera seems a little high, I just bought one for $3600 and it had 1400 actuations,  another person had one for $3700 with under 500 actuations.
 
I see some high usage cameras on Fred Miranda that are not selling for $3250.  Ebay charged me $65 for selling a 1700 lens a couple of weeks ago, thats 3.8 % not 9%.

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Re: 1D Mark IV for Sale... How much?
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 11:49:13 PM »
seems expensive considering the shutter is almost gone
you can get them brand new from hong kong for around $4k
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Re: 1D Mark IV for Sale... How much?
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2012, 02:12:34 AM »
seems expensive considering the shutter is almost gone
you can get them brand new from hong kong for around $4k

Even in the expensive UK mine cost about $3700 a year ago (when it was top dog) - its current shutter count is <40k and I have done a lot of those.

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Re: 1D Mark IV for Sale... How much?
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 12:05:52 PM »
As soon as I get my 1D X, hopefully this week,  I will sell my 2.5 year old 1D Mark IV.
ebay's commissions have gone to the roof... 9% off the total value plus 3% for PayPal... Crazy...

I will send it to Canon for a thorough cleaning and they can tell me how many actuations the camera has.
Truthfully, I think it might be close to 250,000 photos...
I think I can get close to $3500 for it... What do u think is fair if it doesn't have that many photos?

If you have the shutter assembly replaced, I'd buy it for $4k.
Can it be replaced? I didn't know... That would make it a new camera...
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Re: 1D Mark IV for Sale... How much?
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2012, 12:09:17 PM »
I sell cameras and lenses all the time on ebay, I get enough more of a price to pay their fee.  $3500 for 250K camera seems a little high, I just bought one for $3600 and it had 1400 actuations,  another person had one for $3700 with under 500 actuations.
 
I see some high usage cameras on Fred Miranda that are not selling for $3250.  Ebay charged me $65 for selling a 1700 lens a couple of weeks ago, thats 3.8 % not 9%.

How do you know your $3600 camera had 1400 actuactions? Nobody knows except for Canon... If I were a bad person I can sell mine on ebay and claim it has 50K actuations... Nobody will ever know. That's why I don't buy used. Unless there is an authentic Canon Service report with the REAL number of actuations, people will either lie or, like me, not be sure of how many photos I've done... I assume around 250K averaging my daily usage...
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Re: 1D Mark IV for Sale... How much?
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2012, 12:09:36 PM »
Yeah.  If you send it to Canon and get it replaced, I've seen new mirror assembly 1D4's go for 4500-5000 consistently.

4500 is a good chunk of 6700 for your 1D X too.
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Re: 1D Mark IV for Sale... How much?
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2012, 12:21:38 PM »
I wouldn't sell Camera gear on ebay, I stopped doing that after I sold a lens and then paypal held the money hostage for 21 days because they considered it a high risk transaction, even though I had a perfect seller feedback rating. They also changed a lot of rules so that a seller has pretty much no rights anymore, you also can't leave negative feedback to a buyer anymore.

What I have done in the past few years was look up how much it would sell for on ebay, then knock off a little bit of money and put it on craigslist. I have sold a lot of gear that way, even a 1Ds Mark III within 24 hours.
I've been selling on ebay since 1999... I have sold ALL my previous cameras, lenses, flashes, studio flashes at good prices.
2 weeks ago I sold my old 580EX II and a Canon 135mm F2.0L
Somehow I sold the 580EX II for $367 and the commission was $33... That is almost 9% on ebay alone plus the 3% for PayPal...
On the other hand, I sold the 135mm for $835 and the commission was only $8.75... Weird...
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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2012, 01:55:09 PM »
I sell cameras and lenses all the time on ebay, I get enough more of a price to pay their fee.  $3500 for 250K camera seems a little high, I just bought one for $3600 and it had 1400 actuations,  another person had one for $3700 with under 500 actuations.
 
I see some high usage cameras on Fred Miranda that are not selling for $3250.  Ebay charged me $65 for selling a 1700 lens a couple of weeks ago, thats 3.8 % not 9%.

How do you know your $3600 camera had 1400 actuactions? Nobody knows except for Canon... If I were a bad person I can sell mine on ebay and claim it has 50K actuations... Nobody will ever know. That's why I don't buy used. Unless there is an authentic Canon Service report with the REAL number of actuations, people will either lie or, like me, not be sure of how many photos I've done... I assume around 250K averaging my daily usage...

I use eoscount, it is the only windows based software that will read the actuation count from a 7D or a 1D MK IV accurately.  Does not work for a Mac, unfortunately.
 
Many people now use it since it came out 3 or 4 months ago.  I was a bit dubvious, but I've used it on cameras where I knew the count, and its right on.  On my 5D MK II, It returns the same count as astrojargon eos info.  I've taken a few images since I bought the 1D MK IV in May, so its now up to 2800.
 
Unfortunately, it still only works on a limited range of cameras, but the 1D MK IV is one of them.  If you have a windows pc, try it and let us know what you read.
 
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Re: 1D Mark IV for Sale... How much?
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2012, 02:26:58 PM »
I'm serious, it's worth replacing the shutter.  It might cost you 450-600, but instead of selling your camera for about 3200-3500, you'll get 4500-5000, more than making up for it.
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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2012, 03:32:35 PM »

I use eoscount, it is the only windows based software that will read the actuation count from a 7D or a 1D MK IV accurately.

I use this:

1D4 <40k
1DS3 ~60k

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