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Old January 28th, 2006, 05:14 PM   #1
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Market for used Canon XL-H1?

Just watched the sale of the first XL H1 go down.

Wondering: Would anyone here be interested in buying a slightly used XL H1?

Slightly Used: A period of about a month, 30 days total. Used continuously for only 5-6 days, 8 hours at a time. And slightly used for a day or two for 1-2 hours at a time.
= Probably totalling less than 10-12 hours of actual usage of the HD-SDI output.

IN CALIFORNIA. THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA,...

Is this of interest to anyone?

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Old January 28th, 2006, 05:25 PM   #2
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Just curious, Joe. What makes you want to sell the camera?
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Old January 28th, 2006, 05:29 PM   #3
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Oh. Sorry. I should have clarified it in the first post.

I am a student, I work in a grocery store, I don't make much. I NEED the camera to shoot a feature.

I can't find any rental houses nearby (San Francisco Bay Area) nor do I think it is extremely ergonomic price-wise to rent ($300ish per/day?... Besides, I need it for 2 days at a time, on weekends, etc...)...

So I figured, I will buy it for a month. Make the first payment or two, pay the interest. Then I will SELL it for a bit of a loss.

I hope that makes sense. Any suggestions, tips, or if anyone is interested, please get back to me.

I would prefer to do this deal face to face, someone local, but however it is usually done here is OK...

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Old January 28th, 2006, 06:17 PM   #4
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Depends on price and usage. It's a given that you have pampered it.
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Old January 28th, 2006, 06:20 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Joe Desmond
Just watched the sale of the first XL H1 go down.
= Probably totalling less than 10-12 hours of actual usage of the HD-SDI output.
10-12 hours of shooting. Direct output through SDI.
Is $8,500 reasonable?
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Old January 28th, 2006, 07:27 PM   #6
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As more stock gets out the street price will go down a little. Expect to take a 10%+ hit on whatever you pay. If you bought it today for $9000, I expect in a month you would get no more than $8100 max... In California you will be eating $700+ in tax as well so you would be paying $1500 - $2000 for a month. Lots of places have day rental rates but also weekly and monthly rentals as well. The XLH is prolly in high demand so there wont be as much of a discount but it would not cost you $300 a day for a months use. If you really only needed it for 5-6 days... might as well rent it...



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Old January 29th, 2006, 04:21 AM   #7
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rent the jvc
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Old January 29th, 2006, 04:23 AM   #8
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rent the jvc
Talk about random?

What JVC?
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Old January 29th, 2006, 10:25 PM   #9
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rent the jvc

Evan, got to give the man a bit more info as to why he should do that. Both the Canon and the JVC are great cameras. He should figure out which one best suits his needs.
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Old January 30th, 2006, 01:04 AM   #10
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Joe I know over at indie rentals they just got a couple of them in, you should check that out as an option as well.

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Old January 30th, 2006, 09:41 AM   #11
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this listing needs to get outta the classifieds! when it comes up, i keep thinking someone is actually selling a used XL-H1, even though i promised myself i'd wait awhile until prices came in....

feeling the magnetic pull of a new camera purchase.....stop me now!
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Old January 30th, 2006, 09:58 AM   #12
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I agree with Rob, this really doesn't belong in Classifieds since it's not an actual listing, so I have moved it to our Business forum.
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Old January 30th, 2006, 10:24 AM   #13
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rob???? i've been called a few things in my day, but that's a first....
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Old January 30th, 2006, 10:33 AM   #14
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He thought you were going to "rob" the camera.
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 04:04 PM   #15
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Still nothing... Would ANYONE here be interested in buying a slightly used XL-H1 for below the MSRP of $8999?...

Somewhere along the lines of $8500 and NO TAX?

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