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Old August 5th, 2006, 08:57 PM   #16
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I am upgrading my equipment and might sell my GS400 now. This is what I have

GS400
all included accessories, most of which not used
43mm UV Lens
43mm Hood
40hrs on the Cam, good condition, 3 minor knicks on it.
Original Box and Packaging.
Pair of headphones

What do you think I could get?
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Old August 6th, 2006, 09:49 AM   #17
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Hi Kyle. I see you have been debating this as long as I have. My GS400 is similar, 40 hrs, all original accessories+filters, hood, etc. (but not the original box). About a month ago I went on Ebay, and saw that a brand new one in the original box went for about $1150 Australian, which I thinks is something like $850-900US. It looks like the "sweet spot" for used GS400 was this past spring. I am very fond of mine, and while I have gone the HDV route with a Sony HC-1, I am able to use the GS400 as a B camera and intermix footage with the HC-1. The two work surprisingly well together, and in Vegas its as easy mixing DV and HDV as two DV camera's. Good luck - PK
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Old August 6th, 2006, 10:05 AM   #18
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A quick search for the last two weeks on eBay revealed auctions ranging from $1200-$1600 but be aware that scam-bidders prey on these large ticket items and I noticed that the majority of the auctions winners had already had their eBay membership revoked (no longer a registered user). Thats not a good sign and makes it even more difficult to gauge the exact value of the GS400.

I also think that its popularity will be on the slide with all the HDV cams and the announcement of upcoming AVCHD models. Now might be a good time to test the waters but if you go the eBay route I would put some concrete rules up front. Time spent on eBay (# of positive feedbacks) and immediate PayPal payment required are two good starts.

Good luck
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Old August 6th, 2006, 10:32 AM   #19
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Thanks Tommy. I have never attempted to sell anything on e-bay. Guess I'm probably the only one left in the world who hasn't done e-bay. How do you go about it? Doesn't e-bay insure that you don't get scammed? If not I would think it would be so prevelent that no one in their right mind would use e-bay anymore.

What ways, other then e-bay, are there to sell a GS400?
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Old August 6th, 2006, 03:23 PM   #20
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Hi Paul,

You are not the only one left in the world who hasn't done e-bay. ;)

Why not put an ads on your local newspaper?

Regards
Leigh

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Thanks Tommy. I have never attempted to sell anything on e-bay. Guess I'm probably the only one left in the world who hasn't done e-bay. How do you go about it? Doesn't e-bay insure that you don't get scammed? If not I would think it would be so prevelent that no one in their right mind would use e-bay anymore.

What ways, other then e-bay, are there to sell a GS400?
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Old August 6th, 2006, 07:01 PM   #21
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Your best bet, outside eBay, is to list it in the classifieds here or at other camcorder enthusiast sites. There have been three GS400 sold this week from classifieds.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 09:40 PM   #22
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Sold it yesterday on Ebay for $1550, 300 more then I paid for it almost a year ago. Man people really want this camera and I know why but sheesh. O well XL2 here I come, :).

-Kyle
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Old August 14th, 2006, 10:36 PM   #23
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Sold it yesterday on Ebay for $1550, 300 more then I paid for it almost a year ago. Man people really want this camera and I know why but sheesh. O well XL2 here I come, :).

-Kyle
Can't believe it. ;-)

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Old August 14th, 2006, 10:39 PM   #24
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Wow! Thats what I got for my 1/3" 3CCD VX2000 a few months back and that set me back $2300 originally.

Good luck with the XL2!
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