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Old July 13th, 2004, 05:41 PM   #1
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now that xl1s is out, how much should i sell xl1s for?

what price points? i don't think there is a 'blue book' on camcorders like there is for used automobiles...

$3,000? 2,000?
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Old July 13th, 2004, 05:46 PM   #2
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The "Blue Book" for most things used is spelled ebay.
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Old July 13th, 2004, 05:52 PM   #3
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it looks like around $3,000... i think the sooner i sell it the better...
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Old July 14th, 2004, 05:53 PM   #4
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Ebay is always too high for me. On most things.
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Old July 14th, 2004, 06:22 PM   #5
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Yeah, it does seem like things go for a lot on Ebay... probably because someone with lots of good feedback is unlikely to screw you over. People feel more secure about buying from people when they can leave negative feedback.

Is there a cheaper place than Ebay to find the XL1S right now... shouldn't there be some clearance sales or something? Canons just don't come down in price much.
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Old July 14th, 2004, 06:24 PM   #6
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and I know that you encourage people to buy from your sponsors... I spend more than most people make at B&H, but there's no way I'm paying that much for an XL1S. I love B&H (well, not they're customer service), but I'm not stupid.
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Old July 14th, 2004, 06:26 PM   #7
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<<<-- Originally posted by Tony Hall : Yeah, it does seem like things go for a lot on Ebay... probably because someone with lots of good feedback is unlikely to screw you over. People feel more secure about buying from people when they can leave negative feedback.

Is there a cheaper place than Ebay to find the XL1S right now... shouldn't there be some clearance sales or something? Canons just don't come down in price much. -->>>

Well, I guess I asked a stupid question since there's a big notice at the top of the forum about it.
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Old July 14th, 2004, 06:27 PM   #8
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If I was buying I would look right here! On DV info. Lots of good people here to buy things from. Ebay people make good money just off the ship and hand. fees they charge.
I have not had a problem here with anything I have bought from DV people.

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Old July 14th, 2004, 08:03 PM   #9
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I've got an XL1s that's going up on the sale block shortly (believe it or not, it's not just because of the XL2, just funky timing). The thing that is either bad or good about it is that it will be sold without a lens. This means that you can decide which lens you want rather than paying for a lens you don't need. For instance, I sold my 16x (white) lens last year because I'm a 14x manual guy (and am keeping that lens to use with the XL2 eventually). You can still pick up 14x pretty inexpensively, and have a nice shooting package. Anything you might be interested in, Tony?

Actually, this brings up a good question; I assume the 20x lens will be backwards compatible with the XL1s?
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Old July 14th, 2004, 08:08 PM   #10
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Charles, the 20x lens indeed seems to be backwards compatible, based on the info Chris put up in the XL2 Watchdog.
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Old July 14th, 2004, 09:03 PM   #11
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Before being discontinued, they were advertised in magazines for around $2700 new. I would say $2000 would be a fair price for an XL1s in good condition.
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Old July 14th, 2004, 10:45 PM   #12
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I just sent you an email Charles
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Old July 14th, 2004, 10:58 PM   #13
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btw i contacted b&h's department and found that the max they will pay for xl1s is $2,000 no matter how new. that's including lens!!!! so obviously it is easier to sell to other DV users.

and for the first time i've also visited the DVI classifieds section... i never knew it existed!!! woo hoo! i will be taking lots of pictures and posting my xl1s for sale soon as i hear about xl2 delivery! i'll probably sell it for $3k (includes original 16IIx lens)
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Old July 14th, 2004, 11:13 PM   #14
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and then they turn around and sell it for $3300 bucks
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Old July 15th, 2004, 06:20 PM   #15
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No one is going to buy an xl1 for over 3k. They sell on ebay right now for consistently under 2500. And i assume once the xl2 hits the market the prices will go down as well.
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