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Old April 27th, 2004, 10:57 PM   #1
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*** How much for a vx2000 used?

What is a reasonable price for a used VX2000 in good/excellent condition? Given that the new VX2100 is out, shouldn't the price of the vx2000's come down?
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Old April 27th, 2004, 11:27 PM   #2
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Old April 28th, 2004, 01:30 AM   #3
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OK, a lot depends on where you live and where the VX2000's lived. By the sea side? I'd forget it.

Look at what a brand new, fully guaranteed VX2100 will set you back, and generally the (unknown) VX2k should sell for no more than half that. You won't be paying the tax that the original owner paid, you'll be buying (maybe) a lot of head wear, a lot of lacing / unlacing, a lot of (~shudder~) front element cleaning on his neck-tie.

But you could come across the genuine bargain. If you know the seller so much the better. If you have a *really* good look at the camera in bright light, do check the heads of the screws, the front element, the state of the tape deck. If you can get some sort of warrenty so much the better, because it's going to take you some time to check out all the facilities.

Remember this. There's usually a pretty good reason for a camera being sold. You need to find that reason.

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Old April 29th, 2004, 12:28 AM   #4
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I bought my VX2000 last fall, before the 2100 came out. I found it on eBay, and the final price was $1750.

The camera was in near-perfect shape, and was used by a UCBerkeley student for some classes.

Just checked eBay, and there was one camera on there for close to $2k. Just keep your eyes open.
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Old May 16th, 2004, 09:45 AM   #5
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I've found that the VX2000 retains a lot of resale value (good for the seller) and that you're better off buying new.

I sold both my VX2000 and PDX10 for about $100 less than I paid for them.
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Old May 16th, 2004, 10:54 AM   #6
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you sold them? Why Tommy? I usually buy a camera and have it die on me after many years, or have it in the cupboard as a memory of all the good times we had together.

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Old May 16th, 2004, 11:30 AM   #7
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I rarely keep anything over a year except for the wife, kids, and the cat. :)

I still keep a VX2000 at work as I consider it a staple in my diet.

Over the last five years..

Digital Cameras:
Kodak DC280
Olympus D510
Olympus C-700
Sony DSC-F707
Sony DSC-F717
Canon Digital Rebel
Canon EOS 10D

Camcorders:
TRV120
VX2000
MX1000
Optura Pi
GR-DVL9000U
VL-AX1U
PV-DV953
VL-NZ55U
PDX10
Optura Xi
NV-GS100


TVs:
61" HDTV RCA
61" HDTV Toshiba
40" HDTV Toshiba
65" HDTV Toshiba
50" HDTV Toshiba
34" HDTV Sony
50" HDTV Sony

Cars:
Aurora
300M
Park Ave
SHO
QX4
Supra
Maxima

I don't even want to think about audio gear or computers! :)
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Old May 17th, 2004, 11:42 AM   #8
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You traded your Supra for a Maxima....silly rabbit. I'd die for a 1.Supra 2.RX-8 or 3.Subaru Impreza STi

However I do suffer from a bit of the same syndrom:
Cams:
-TRV17
-GL-1
-DVX100
-PD-170

Cars:
-87 Prelude
-95 Tercel
-97 Tiburon
-99 Tiburon
-04 Protege 5

Computers:
-Pentium 120
-Athlon 800
-Athlon XP 2200+
-P4 3.0ghz


Back on topic- check the private classifieds section here...there's always VX2k (along w/ GL-1s, etc) selling. If not check ebay for the going rate.

I always buy new- I need the reliability for my paid gigs. I can't count on purchasing the camera from someone who is as anal with their equipment as myself.
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