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Old August 11th, 2017, 06:59 AM   #16
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Yeah, it was really adding insult to injury... I thought I was doing somebody a favor but ended up losing a milk crate that I wanted to keep. Another example of "no good deed goes unpunished"!

But my point was, there are some things you can't even give away...
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Old August 11th, 2017, 07:41 AM   #17
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You could see if any of your local pawn shops will offer you anything. Don't expect much.
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Old August 11th, 2017, 08:17 AM   #18
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It's also the season for yard sales, might be worth a try. Always amazes me the kinds of stuff that people will buy there!
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Old August 11th, 2017, 11:14 AM   #19
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You could see if any of your local pawn shops will offer you anything. Don't expect much.
Thanks for that. I'll check into that.

So far The High Schools around here it was a dead end. No luck. Camera Shops, asking about trade in, the same. No luck. I did more checking for something called Ebay Valet. Have any of you heard of this? The reviews are both Pro & Con. They, youTube Videos, say you can take your items to FEDEX and they will check to see if the items are acceptable or not.They have to have a value of at least $25 or more. They will ship the items for free. Also if they don't sell they will ship them back for free. I still have to call FEDEX and check it all out. I know I won't be getting much, if anything. Something is better than nothing.
Anyway I will post back on what I find. So stay tuned.
Thanks again for all the input.
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Old August 11th, 2017, 12:16 PM   #20
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Don't over think this put it on ebay for $50 -100. Odds are one of the millions of shoppers will buy it.

Its hard to believe but standard def is still alive. Even though I use a tape less camera I still film in SD.
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Old August 11th, 2017, 12:28 PM   #21
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Are you using a 15 year old fixed lens camera with 1/4" CCD's? ;)

I'm doing a lot of work with legacy footage from a Sony VX-2000 and Sony PDX-10 now, capturing lots of tapes from 2001-2004 with a Sony deck. Some of that footage looks surprisingly good, some of it doesn't. The cameras from that era set a new standard for affordable quality and the better footage holds up pretty well. Recently had friends over to see one of these projects and they were quite surprised by the quality on my 46" Sony TV.
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Old August 11th, 2017, 01:18 PM   #22
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I just did an ebay search for sold gl2 and 93 sales came up for around $80

So despite the specs and years, people still buy them.
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Old August 14th, 2017, 08:39 AM   #23
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One tip on tape cameras. It is best to use Sony only tapes or Sony never tapes. It keeps the heads fresh. What tapes did you use in these cameras? Sony uses a "wet" mechanism and all the others are dry. It doesn't matter which you use but you shouldn't use both Sony and other tapes.

Just a tip. It could help for resale.
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Old August 14th, 2017, 11:00 AM   #24
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Ok I've decided to use FedEx/eBay Valet Drop-Off system. Letting them do the work. I did some more research and even though it was some Pro and some Con, most of it was Pro so I decided to take the plunge. Hopefully I'll have success. The main thing is to sale them. I know I'm not going to get much. However something is better than nothing. I am taking shipping them out tomorrow morning.
I'll keep you all posted. Maybe my experience will help some of you down the road.
Wish me luck.
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Old August 14th, 2017, 05:09 PM   #25
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Phil,

"Sony uses a "wet" mechanism and all the others are dry"

Is this still the case?
I thought I read on one of the forums that Sony switched to the dry lube a while back.
But thinking about it again, I've always used the cheap Sony tapes in my venerable DVX100a since day one without issue; so maybe they did keep the original formula.

Still...good tip on sticking with one brand of tape.

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