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Old November 27th, 2005, 01:43 PM   #1
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How much can I sell a used XL2 for?

Ive owned my XL2 for about a year. It hast had too much use and still looks brand new. Mint condition. It was used to shoot about 15 local TV commercials.
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A year ago a new XL2 was 5 thosuand.
Now New XL2s go for around 4 thousand.
How much can I estimate to be able to sell it for now.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 12:44 PM   #2
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Tyson, your best bet is to go to Ebay and see about what they're going for used there. Hope that helps.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 05:26 PM   #3
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ALredy tried that - no one is selling a used XL2 - only new ones. - New ones go for about 4 thousand.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 07:05 PM   #4
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ALredy tried that - no one is selling a used XL2 - only new ones. - New ones go for about 4 thousand.
I'll give you 2 approaches to this one.

When I worked in the music retail industry if someone came in and purchased a new keyboard and came back 3 months later and opted to sell it back, we offered them 50% of cost, they took a beating but some really wanted to get some money back quickly and didn't care. This is way before EBAY btw. Cost on most products in retail range between 10% - 40%, I will venture out to guess that Canon is about 30%.

Another idea is to take a depreciated value for the unit, you got your monies worth to what extent and are willing to part with it for what amount.

Keep in mind that you need to find a sweet spot somewhere between the new market which is currently about 3700 - 4000 at most true camera retailers and a good depreciated amount.

My rule of thumb in this is about 15-30% depending on the wear and tear, blemishes and accessories that you can toss in. If you have a video light, offer it at close to new, if you have a case, again close to new. The attractive dollar amount to the used buyer is the amount they are going to get the camera for <period> if you add some GOOD accessories then you might recover some additional funds.

With all that in mind, low estimate= 2800, good estimate= 3200, good luck estimate= 4000. Considering that you likely got the camera last year for about 5000, do you still really want to sell it?

BTW, I checked Ebay and found 1 for 2700 under a search for USED CANON XL2.

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Old December 3rd, 2005, 04:55 PM   #5
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thanks for all the info. appreciated.
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Old December 7th, 2005, 08:57 AM   #6
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Why don't you try selling it on this website. I sold a Xl1s here. And you don't have to pay ebay.
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Old December 8th, 2005, 01:26 AM   #7
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You can get $3250 pretty easy and $3500 with lots of pictures and good feedback.



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Old December 9th, 2005, 10:29 AM   #8
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I'll take it for $30
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Old December 23rd, 2005, 01:03 AM   #9
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Tyson,

I missed why you are selling the camera.
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Old December 26th, 2005, 05:50 PM   #10
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$3,000 would be reasonable to me. but sell it on ebay ppl love over paying for used equipment. who knows you might be able to sell it for more than you payed new for it. lol

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