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A77 Question...

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:52 pm
by Lonnie Utah
So I'm now seriously thinking about getting one. Not to use for myself, but to sit on and sell come early December. With the flooding in Thailand, a few places still have them, but they are selling out FAST. When they are gone, it looks like they will be unavailable until Mid-Jan. I think I could get one, hold it for a month, unopened, flip it and make a hefty profit.

I've been a procrastinator all my life. I know there are others like me. This time, why not make a little $$ for it? :)

My real aim is to buy the FF replacement next year.

Thoughts??

Re: A77 Question...

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:11 pm
by Dusty
A previously owned camera is just that - previously owned - even if unopened. The warranty will only be good from the date of the receipt, so assuming you send it to the buyer, they miss several months of warranty. I would buy a new, unopened but previously owned body only from someone I knew, and then only at a discount.

Maybe other want one so bad they'll pay extra and take the warranty shortage, but if they wanted it that bad they will buy overseas or have bought already.

Dusty

Re: A77 Question...

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:58 pm
by gio67
Lonnie Utah wrote:
Thoughts??


PROCRASTINATE, NOW!!

Re: A77 Question...

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:19 pm
by Lonnie Utah
Dusty wrote:A previously owned camera is just that - previously owned - even if unopened. The warranty will only be good from the date of the receipt, so assuming you send it to the buyer, they miss several months of warranty. I would buy a new, unopened but previously owned body only from someone I knew, and then only at a discount.

Maybe other want one so bad they'll pay extra and take the warranty shortage, but if they wanted it that bad they will buy overseas or have bought already.

Dusty



You obviously missed what happened with the X100 when fuji couldn't make enough of them. For a while, the price skyrocketed and lots of folks made some decent cash selling them 2nd hand. It didn't matter that the were "used". People wanted them, and were willing to pay.

Re: A77 Question...

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:49 pm
by pakodominguez
I think it is a good idea. if you don't make money at least you'll have the experience...

Talking seriously: Other than the price tag, you must think about shipping charges, taxes, and your time.

Regards

Re: A77 Question...

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:57 pm
by Greg Beetham
Lonnie there is not the slightest chance I would speculate on the offchance of a camera (of all things) going UP in price because of some 'possible' shortage.
But if you think it might pay off, go for it, after all it's your money....
Greg

Re: A77 Question...

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:02 pm
by Lonnie Utah
Greg Beetham wrote:Lonnie there is not the slightest chance I would speculate on the offchance of a camera (of all things) going UP in price because of some 'possible' shortage.


What's the worst thing that could happen? I'm "stuck" with an A77? :lol:

Re: A77 Question...

Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:19 pm
by Atgets_Apprentice
Lonnie Utah wrote:
Greg Beetham wrote:Lonnie there is not the slightest chance I would speculate on the offchance of a camera (of all things) going UP in price because of some 'possible' shortage.


What's the worst thing that could happen? I'm "stuck" with an A77? :lol:


Exactly....