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Reasonable Price For A Part Exchange?  
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2463 times:

Hi Guys,

This weekend, I hope to buy a Canon D30 (second hand), and I hope to part exchange it with my pro90. I bought my camera 10 months ago for £820, so what do you think I should accept if we do do part exchange?

I was thinking in the region of £400-£500 inc. 1 16mb, 1 64mb CF card and 1 battery (oh yeah, and a hoya filter).



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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2413 times:

You will never get any where near 400-500£ i think. more like 200£ i think.

anyway its not down to what u accept .. its what u r offered!

but why trade in ya CF cards? ul need them for your d30..you then have to buy more new CF cards..may as well keep the old ones!

a 13-15 yar old buying a DSLR...a bit young in my opinion but we all have differant views on things


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

I have lots of CF cards, about 300mb of them. I think that, if its that low I will sell it (I have a couple of people who are willing to pay £500+ for it).

The amount of pictures I take, a DSLR is worth it.

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2409 times:

Used equipment sells for about 2/3 of new (average, depending on condition) in stores.
Person selling it to the store gets 30-50% newprice at most (again, depending on condition) depending on what they trade in for.
If you trade your camera for a used D30 the store won't make a huge profit out of that sale probably. If you bought a new D60 they'd give you more in return.

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1599 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

I have to agree with Ben here Dan. Look at this logically and ask yourself some questions.

2) What's wrong with your current PRO 90?
3)Have you made the best use out of your PRO 90 to justify something extravagant like a D30?

Im currently in the need for new gear and have saved up enough work wages to buy it but before I made my decision what to buy, I weighed up my options, needs and budget! The amount of extravagant things I came up with for example EOS33 + EF70-200 f4L + 2X converter, EOS33 + Sigma 170-500 and EOS33 + 75-300IS USM. Then I weighed things out logically. Im no pro/advanced amateur and dont NEED an L lens. While the 500mm of the Sigma is tempting, it would leave me too long on the 170 end for anything like an A321 size which is all that visits DUB. Then I considered the IS version of 75-300 and I thought to myself, do I really NEED the IS when I could buy a good 400 ISO film like PROVIA 400F for the stuff that really needs slow shutter speeds.

You know what Im gonna go for now? EOS 33 + bog standard 75-300 III USM. I think it will do the job nicely plus Im satisfied with the results people from this site have gotten with it.

My advice to you is make the best of your equipment. WE (im 16, your 15) have plenty years ahead of us to buy these extravagant items!!! Save you money and go buy a top notch Hifi system or something Big grin


User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2390 times:


Think you'll be very disappointed with what a dealer will offer you for your existing camera, whatever it is and whatever its condition - only the best will deliver anything close to a reasonable return, and you might not even think that reasonable.

Remember that the dealer has got to make a profit on selling on your second hand camera, and they've probably got to offer a warrantee with it too (and they've got no real clue as to whether its mechanically good). They've also got to maintain a good margin in price between second hand gear and equivalent second hand gear.

I doubt whether you'll get even half of what you paid for it. If you can, sell it privately, but not to a friend because if it breaks you'll cop a lot of flack.


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

Martin, I don't know, this is not the question here. I am old enough to buy one, I have enough money (I earn £400 a month from working part time, and doing various other things), I take on average, 300 pictures a week of everything, flowers, sunsets, landscapes, towns, buildings, people (occaisionally  Big grin).

I'm not satisfied with my pro90 because of its downsides, poor image quality (and the fact that 10x8 print looks pretty bad), bad zoom etc. I need something where I can get maximum quality, and a second hand camera is perfect.

I don't want to use a standard camera because I don't want to fork out on film, developing, a scanner, because the majority of my pictures are for emailing to other people, putting on websites (a place where I work, a garden shop, is having a website designed and built by my brother and I, and we need a stock photograph for just about everything that it sells, I think all the work we put in will be about £1000 between us). I also have a huge portfolio of sorted pictures on my HDD's, and CD's, some 32.5gb of them.

If I wanted a hard copy (prints or slides), I'd go by me a mid range SLR, a scanner and some nice lenses, but I'm quite happy with buying (with a one year held payment, no interest!!!) Canon lens, preferably IS but I doubt I need it that much.

Btw. Martin if you would like a teleconverter, I would suggest going with the nice 75-300 and getting the olympus B300 from jessops. I know its expensive, but its the best damn one out there  Big grin.

Although I could do with a new stereo...... naah  Big grin

User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 384 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

a 13-15 year old buying a DSLR...a bit young in my opinion but we all have differant views on things


Look out LGW has had his a week and he's and expert on who is capable of using one!  Laugh out loud

Dont expect too much for your used camera as Andy has said the dealer has to make money on it too. Good luck on buying one try and get one that comes with some kind of warranty.



User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

When did I saw i was an expert? - im no expert! and as I stated its a view

Anyway, im 18, an adult so you cant class me in the same league as a 13-15 year old!

when i was 13-15 a second hand MF SLR was good for me! id never have dreamied of spending £1000 at that age but again, we all differ

LGW (dreams of emulating Pauls's gatwick sucesss Big grin )

User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2330 times:


Jessops offered me £400 minimum over the phone for mine without seeing the condition. It was exactly one year old to the week when I got rid of it. They said up to £450 if in excellent condition.
I ended up selling it to my wife's dad for £400 including all my accumulated accessories. He is chuffed with it and I am glad it went to a good home.
I go and visit it sometimes.......

£500 is a good price, plus more for the extra accessories.


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