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Old September 4th, 2007, 07:38 AM   #1
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Resale value of a GL2?

OK I started to get into video 4 years ago and got a GL2 with a bunch of accessories. I had a few gigs, but really spent my time on my photography, thus the video work took a back seat. My GL2 has less than 100 hours on it and looks new. Was wondering what kind of resale a GL2 has in today's market with HD coming on so strong? I'm debating on selling all my videe gear and accessories. Is e-bay the best place to sell this type of gear or is there a more specialized place to maximize my resale?
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Old September 4th, 2007, 08:08 AM   #2
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I sold mine in the local paper recently,
it had only 9hrs use
I looked for 1600 and got 1500 (euro) (nearly $2000) for it.
needless to say I was very happy with that.
There was quite a lot of interest in it as it is still
a current canon camera on the market.
Make sure you tell any potential cusomers this.
Tell them you are upgrading to HD for business purposes.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 11:49 PM   #3
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The GL2 seems to be holding its value extremely well. New, it's available for about $1800 after mail-in rebate. It's my opinion that you could definitely get $1500 out of it, and possibly, depending on your accessories, that you could approach $2000.
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Old September 5th, 2007, 05:18 PM   #4
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The GL2 seems to be holding its value extremely well. New, it's available for about $1800 after mail-in rebate. It's my opinion that you could definitely get $1500 out of it, and possibly, depending on your accessories, that you could approach $2000.
I'm also planning on selling my GL-2, in order to help pay to upgrade to the XH-A1. Do you think the $1,500 to $2,000 is possible on EBay?
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Old September 11th, 2007, 08:59 PM   #5
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I took a look on ebay and couldn't see anything selling higher than $1300. Why don't you try selling on these forums first?
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Old September 11th, 2007, 10:07 PM   #6
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Hi,

Just to let you know,... i have bought a GL2 (with around 80 hrs ont the heads) with a hard case and a big battery(6hrs one) for 1150 us $ almost 9 month ago.

Even if it is still a great camera,... i would personnaly never pay more than that for another one (actually i would not pay more than 1000$ at that point in time with HD now so strong).

Then again, since the camera is still sold by canon,...you might be getting 1200-1300ish$

Good luck,

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Old September 11th, 2007, 10:19 PM   #7
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I got ~$1300 for my GL2 with the canon Wide Angle on Ebay a month ago with a good amount of useage on the camera. Seems to be the norm. Considering the camera had all ready paid for its self a few times over I was happy.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 01:35 PM   #8
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I gave pretty close to $1400 for mine a month or so ago .. it was used with a wide angle lens (with lens hood), standard batt., extended life batt., UV filter, & all original acc.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 01:41 PM   #9
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I would defenitely state in your ad that the camera is still a strong SD contender, especially in low light.

I think I'll be buried with my GL2.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 02:26 PM   #10
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BTW, I bought mine from a user here on the dvinfo.net forum.

So any idea on how much you are gonna ask for it? :-)
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Old October 29th, 2007, 02:03 PM   #11
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I'm trying to remember what I paid for my GL2 almost two years ago... I think it was ~$1800.. I see it for sale now for $1900 New..

Am I correct? The price for the GL2 did not change? I think this might be the time I cash out on the GL2.. and use it towards a XHA1..

My GL2 is in perfect condition BTW, used it as a backup camera for my weddings.. probably only 20-30hrs on it total..
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Old November 1st, 2007, 09:29 PM   #12
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OK so I decided to clear out my video gear, I have been too much into still photgraphy and this stuff has been gather dust.

What do you guys thisnk this is worth? And where is best place to get rid of it quick? Would you think $1800-ish is decnet for all this?

Canon GL2 in MINT condition, less than 50 hours on it!

Complete with following accessories as a bundle (also MINT condition):

Two Canon BP945 batteries
Canon CH-910 dual battery charger
Canon VL-10li light

Audio Technica AT897 Shotgun mic (used less than 8 hours)

Libec M20 Tripod
Varizoom Pro Controller
GL2 custom hard plastic carrying case
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