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Old July 5th, 2008, 07:12 PM   #1
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How much for a used XL1s with worn out heads?

I want to buy this camera from a friend, it has a lot of hours on it so the heads are worn out. What would be a fair price for this camera?
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Old July 6th, 2008, 07:13 AM   #2
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I want to buy this camera from a friend,
Check E-Bay prices, especially recently completed sales, then deduct a bit for known condition (maybe $500???).

Keep in mind that the XL1s is a bit long in the tooth and approaching the end of factory service availability before long.

Do not expect much, if you do, it cam put friendship at some risk.
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Old July 6th, 2008, 07:25 AM   #3
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Dear Steve,

What indications do you have that the heads are worn out?
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Old July 6th, 2008, 12:04 PM   #4
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Find out the total cost for head replacement and add that to the sale price and see how it compares.
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Old July 6th, 2008, 02:14 PM   #5
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I second Dan's question. I thought mine were shot, the cleaning tape wasn't doing its thing. I was about to send it in, but lent it to a friend with the caveat that he would have to let the tape roll a little first to get past the broken timecode problems I was having. He went out and got a little off brand cleaning tape (I had a sony or something, he got a zynex one) and ran it before the shoot (I told him it would help, but not solve the problems). It solved the problem. On the off chance, I ran it in the little JVC camera I was using as a deck and had written off as a usable camera and it restored it to full functionality.
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