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Old October 11th, 2009, 03:57 PM   #1
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Reasonable used price for PDW-700

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I have seen a PDW-700 (body only) advertised at 4000 GBP. Would people agree that this seems suspiciously cheap? I have been pressing the seller for info on any faults, but he seems to be avoiding the issue. Shouldn't PDW-700's still be under a Sony guarantee? Any thoughts, or checks I should make if I go to have a look at it? Cheers, Jon
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Old October 11th, 2009, 04:06 PM   #2
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Definitely ridiculously cheap.
From a dealer you'd expect to pay around 15,000, and private sale at the VERY LEAST 10,000. Remember none of these units are very old as it only came out about a year back, and there are no tape heads to wear out etc., so they should re-sell for only a little under the new price.
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Old October 12th, 2009, 05:14 AM   #3
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I'm inclined to agree. He is a also selling a Rolex Oyster and, bizarrely, at a different part of the country the same guy is selling a full EX3 kit for 2 grand. I smell a rat. Jon
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Old October 12th, 2009, 07:21 AM   #4
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On this kind of thing, you should always ask for the serial number of the camera. A legitimate seller will have no problem giving you that information. However, someone fencing stolen goods won't want to do that. The price is way too cheap. This camera is likely stolen.

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Old October 12th, 2009, 07:43 AM   #5
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Hi Greg, the guy actually includes a photo of the serial number. Its not possible to say if it has been photoshopped at all, but it can be read quite clearly as 11223, has anyone out there lost this camera? Jon
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Old October 13th, 2009, 04:07 PM   #6
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The price of new PDW-700's recently went up quite considerably. You used to be able to get a body for around 16k, they are now closer to 20K. A viewfinder will add another 4k for the HDVF-20A, so new your now looking at a street price of around 23k - 24k. In my book that would put a used body plus finder in the 16K -18K region and body only at around 14k to 16k. So yes suspiciously low price. As to see the original invoice from wherever he got it, then call the dealer or seller to see if it's legit.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 04:17 PM   #7
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I am on the case, good call. Jon
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Old November 29th, 2009, 11:37 AM   #8
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Hi All

I have seen a PDW-700 (body only) advertised at 4000 GBP. Would people agree that this seems suspiciously cheap? I have been pressing the seller for info on any faults, but he seems to be avoiding the issue. Shouldn't PDW-700's still be under a Sony guarantee? Any thoughts, or checks I should make if I go to have a look at it? Cheers, Jon
Sounds like a bargain, Do you have the seller info?
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