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Old February 27th, 2006, 10:35 AM   #1
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How much can I get for my GS400?

Im not saying im going to sell my GS400 but if the time comes I want to know roughly how much it could be sold for. I got it in the beginning of Nov. so its only like 4 months old. No problems, not even 10 hours of footage. How much could I get for it?

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Old February 27th, 2006, 11:21 AM   #2
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Just do some research on Ebay to see the final pricing of them. That would give you a general market value. Other places might as well, but Ebay is a big place and might give you the best idea with little effort.
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Old February 28th, 2006, 01:49 PM   #3
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The price today won't be the price tomorrow..

If I were in the market for a used GS400 I'd probably spend anywhere from $600 to $800 depending on age/condition.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 08:57 PM   #4
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There may be a price spike in the next few months regarding used GS400's. A lot of people don't like the GS500 which was meant to replace it. Those looking for more manual control options may opt to buy used 400's over brand new 500's.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 03:27 AM   #5
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There might be a spike on the GS400s, who knows. It's my understanding as well, that a lot of folks are looking at the GS500s as something of a let down. When I've noticed, it looked like GS400s were going for close to a grand on eBay, but I really haven't paid attention. I just wouldn't consider buying one at close to that kind of price. Much rather get another GY-DV300U (full blown professional camera, 1/3" 3 chipper) for just a little more, if I ever do buy another SD camera (probably just HD cameras from here on out though).
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Old March 13th, 2006, 04:47 PM   #6
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Just my take on the price for a 400. (NTSC models)

I bought brand new in October 2005 from Dbuys.com for $1048 delivered.

I sold that 400 a few weeks back during a one day auction on ebay for $1275. That was a buy it now price. Another 400 had sold the previous day for $1350. Remember those were used cams. Mine was in mint condition and I included some hoods, an extra battery, and 1 tape. (I had about $60 in the extras.)

Gs 400's seem to be hard to find and there are a lot of folks trying to get their hands on one.

What you can get... who knows? I wouldn't be surprised to hear if one in good shape brought in over $1200 or more.
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Old March 14th, 2006, 01:23 AM   #7
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Hi Jeff,

Congratulations.

It is nice to hear this great news. ;-)

Regards
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Just my take on the price for a 400. (NTSC models)

I bought brand new in October 2005 from Dbuys.com for $1048 delivered.

I sold that 400 a few weeks back during a one day auction on ebay for $1275. That was a buy it now price. Another 400 had sold the previous day for $1350. Remember those were used cams. Mine was in mint condition and I included some hoods, an extra battery, and 1 tape. (I had about $60 in the extras.)

Gs 400's seem to be hard to find and there are a lot of folks trying to get their hands on one.

What you can get... who knows? I wouldn't be surprised to hear if one in good shape brought in over $1200 or more.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 10:37 AM   #8
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With the few being soldon Ebay and prices they are getting in the end I wondered if I should sell mine. I gave it some serious thought but recently landed on the DVX100B for my next camera. I could sell my GS400 right now but I would have to save for a while to get the DVX. Should I wait till I save just about enough then sell the GS400? I mean in another 6 months nobody will be selling one of these I dont think. Could the possible selling price of my camera go up in another 6 months if I take very good care of it? Even if its used?

-Kyle

I really want a DVX lol.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 05:35 PM   #9
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Hi Kyle,

Why not HVX200? Just curious ;-)

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With the few being soldon Ebay and prices they are getting in the end I wondered if I should sell mine. I gave it some serious thought but recently landed on the DVX100B for my next camera. I could sell my GS400 right now but I would have to save for a while to get the DVX. Should I wait till I save just about enough then sell the GS400? I mean in another 6 months nobody will be selling one of these I dont think. Could the possible selling price of my camera go up in another 6 months if I take very good care of it? Even if its used?

-Kyle

I really want a DVX lol.
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Old June 24th, 2006, 04:32 PM   #10
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Current GS-400 Price ?

Does anyone know what a used GS-400 is going for today - June 24, 2006 ?

I have one with less then 25 hours on it, is a great camera, and has always performed flawlessly.

Recently I purchased a Sony HC-1, so if the GS-400 is still worth something I would sell it.
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Old June 24th, 2006, 05:35 PM   #11
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Read here to determine the number of hours on the heads. If you have low head usage (less than 100 hours), the body is relatively unscratched, you are including some accessories and you have a transferrable extended warranty, then you can likely get $1100 or more.
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Old June 24th, 2006, 05:40 PM   #12
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Its definitely a seller's market for used GS400s and eBay will probably extract the most. I've seen recent auctions going anywhere from $1100 to almost $1600.

Its amazing how cam values can jump or drop depending on the quality of its replacement. The GS500 didn't work out so well but a well pricedd Pana equivalent to the HC1 could send those GS400 prices plummeting.
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Old June 24th, 2006, 07:40 PM   #13
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Thanks Guy and Tommy

Guy, thanks, I checked the service menu on my GS400. The VTR and CAM were all 0's. I feel stupid, but I know that at one time I new the hexidecimal format, but it eludes me right know. Mine is "00007EA7". How do I interpert this? Thank you - pk
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Old June 25th, 2006, 09:45 AM   #14
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You can use the MS calculator in Windows in scientific mode. I calculate 38.73 hours.
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Old June 25th, 2006, 01:03 PM   #15
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Thanks Guy! I sure appreciate the tremendous amount of help and info you have.
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