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Old October 20th, 2003, 08:48 AM   #1
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Hi guys, I just got my first XL1s. I found it on ebay. The guy claimed it was new and unopened for $2600. That sort of threw up a red flag. But he lived near me so he agreed to meet me and let me check it out which I did. The camera was indeed, brand new with all the plastic still sealed. Made sure it was NTSC. Works perfectly. So I bought it. To me this is an unusually low price, but I haven't been looking for one for that long. Did I get a good deal?
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Old October 20th, 2003, 11:01 AM   #2
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Yeah, if you got a brand new XL1s for $2600? Heck YES!

Assuming the serial numbers haven't been filed off and it isn't still hot to the touch, if you know what I mean... ;)
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Old October 20th, 2003, 11:04 AM   #3
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Dylan - yeah I thought about that first thing - but he says it was a gift to him from a friend and didn't need it. Serial numbers are still there. But when you're a 20 year old kid driving a Lexus SUV I guess you have friends like that. Oh well, I'm happy.
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 04:35 PM   #4
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I wouldn't have believed the "friend" story. Sounds like mabye it fell off a truck :-p But then again, if it has the serial number on it, and it works, good deal. I paid $3600 for my new xl1s, a tripod, bag, 2 hoya filters, 8 hour battery, and cleaning kit.
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 05:23 PM   #5
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Any price under the MSRP of $4600 is a good deal. Congrats,
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 05:33 PM   #6
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Deal of the century dude.......now with all that saved money u can buy an EF adapter and get crazy!
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 03:05 AM   #7
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<<<-- Originally posted by Brad Carrier : Dylan - yeah I thought about that first thing - but he says it was a gift to him from a friend and didn't need it. Serial numbers are still there. But when you're a 20 year old kid driving a Lexus SUV I guess you have friends like that. Oh well, I'm happy. -->>>

In Vancouver it means you are a drug dealer or pot grower.

However, it sounds like you got a good deal.
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 03:13 AM   #8
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In my experience, many rich kids convert gifts to cash. They ask Dad to buy them something with a high street value.

Otherwise, you're, ahem, dealing with someone that barters to conceal cash flow from common sources.
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 08:33 AM   #9
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Money Laundering!

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Old October 23rd, 2003, 10:58 AM   #10
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Brad,
congrats on getting your new XL-1S. You got a great deal on it, who cares if it's from a rich kid or drug dealer, it's now yours, enjoy and welcome to the XL-1(S) brotherhood. Would someone be so kind as to show him the secret handshake. :-)
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 03:09 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the support guys!

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Old October 23rd, 2003, 03:16 PM   #12
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Hey Brad,

If you don't like the XL1S, I'll buy from you and I'll even give you what you paid for it! Incredible deal...some guys have all the luck!
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 09:16 PM   #13
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Speaking of serial numbers (and I wish I had friends that gave me XL1s!), where the heck is it supposed to be anyway? The manual says "on the bottom" but maybe I'm blind or retarded but I can't find it. I had to pull my registration card for the number..
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 09:58 PM   #14
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I just looked over my camera, and I think its the number underneath where the battery goes. So take out your battery and check.
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 10:02 PM   #15
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Hi Bob,

Remove your battery from the Xl1s and you should be able to figure where is the serial number. :)

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