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Old December 31st, 2004, 06:32 PM   #1
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xl2 on ebay

I am looking for an xl2 camera to buy. The best deal seems to be on ebay. It is also through a store. It has sveral lenses and extras. The price is $4600. Is this an okay deal or not? Please help.
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Old December 31st, 2004, 06:45 PM   #2
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Why not just go right to one of our sponsors like B&H Photo? I think they sell the XL2 for $4600 (correct me if I'm wrong guys), plus you have the comfort of knowhing you are dealing with an extremely reputable place.

Most "extras" that are included with Ebay store auctions are crap. Really crap. Lenses are often the worst. You get what you pay for.

If you post the link to the auction I'll take a look at it, but I'd almost garuantee you are better off from one of our sponsors.
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Old December 31st, 2004, 07:18 PM   #3
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$4299.95 US with the 20x and free shipping as of today.

Just bought mine there. :-)

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Old January 1st, 2005, 01:33 AM   #4
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This is the ebay page
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20330&item=3863291086&rd=1
if this does not work this is what they have listed
Items Included with the Canon XL2: Items Included with
The PRO PKG:
XL2 Camcorder Body
Zoom Lens 20x zoom XL 5.4-108mm L IS
Color Viewfinder
Lithium Battery (for Auto-Date)
WL-D4000 Wireless Controller
Two R03/AAA Batteries (for Wireless Controller)
Lens Cap
Lens Dust Cap
Lens Hood
Lens Soft Case
Camcorder Dust Cap
CA-920 Compact Power Adapter and Adapter Holder
AC Cable
DC-920 DC Coupler
BP-930 Battery Pack (with Terminal Cover)
SS-1000 Shoulder Strap
STV-150 Stereo Video Cable
S-150 S-Video Cable
Microphone

XL2 and Lens Instruction manuals
Titanium .45x Wide Angle Lens - 72mm
Titanium 2X Telephoto Lens - 72mm
3 Piece HIGH Resolution Filter Kit - 72MM
5 MiniDV Tapes
60" Remote Video Tripod
Heavy Duty Aluminum Hard Case w/Dividers
Professional 3 Pc. Lens Cleaning Kit
The company is DSN
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Old January 1st, 2005, 10:13 AM   #5
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Hahaha...that ebay page is funny..

List of complete and utter GARBAGE that you would get :

-Titanium .45x Wide Angle Lens - 72mm
-Titanium 2X Telephoto Lens - 72mm
-3 Piece HIGH Resolution Filter Kit - 72MM
-60" Remote Video Tripod

Unless the lenses say Century Optics or Schneider Optics they shouldnt be infront of your camera. And those oness in those type of auctions are 'Digital Optics'...also know as CRAP. The 'High Res Filters'...are crap too. And there is no way you should trust your 4000+ piece of equiptment on no flimsy tripod like that. Save and get a good pair of Bogen sticks and the 501 head.
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Old January 1st, 2005, 01:49 PM   #6
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David, just in case you missed the point in Cory's post above.... :)
You are better off without that low quality junk. Get your camera from B&H, save the extra money and put it towards a real tripod and lenses. You will be much happier in the long run.

That remots vieo tripod, by the way, is mean for small 1lb 1 chip cameras.
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Old January 1st, 2005, 03:03 PM   #7
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I buy a lot of stuff on eBay and never buy from the eBay store such as the ones listed in this discussion.

I personally would feel safer buying big ticket items from an individual on eBay rather than the eBay stores.
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Old January 1st, 2005, 03:18 PM   #8
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The one benefit of Ebay stores over individual sellers, is that percentage wise, there is a much lower chance of being ripped off by a store than an individual.
If I wanted to scam someone, I could set up an individual account "real" enough to lure in buyers. However, I couldn't easily fake an Ebay "store" with 1000+ feedback.

The best and safest route is to go with a reputable, non Ebay seller, like our forum sponsors.

Check 'em out, you won't be dissapointed.
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