How much did the Minolta 650si sell for?

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Melissa, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. Melissa

    Melissa Guest

    I have a Minolta 650si that I'm about to try to sell, and forgot how much it
    cost originally. I wanted to put the original price in my auction. It has the
    date time option and panorama. Does anyone recall how much they originally
    retailed for with the standard 50 AF lens?

    Yours In Liberty, Melissa - Colorado, U.S.A.

    The last best hope for liberty, to give the world its first Bill of
    Melissa, Feb 6, 2005
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  2. Melissa

    me Guest

    I'm sorry dear we no longer discuss such things in this NG. Have you asked
    your question in, perhaps you'd have better luck there?
    Film best,
    me, Feb 6, 2005
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  3. Melissa

    Alan Browne- Guest

    Not sure at all. However, if you price current sales on ebay it should
    give you a rough idea ... there are 3 there that I can see right now.
    Alan Browne-, Feb 6, 2005
  4. Melissa

    me Guest

    Normally I consider any site with the word blog in the title an anathema
    however I may well become a regular reader of yours. You've got a damn good
    head on your shoulders.
    Those are fine words and noble sentiments. How tragic it is that the US
    government is now the *worst enemy* that personal freedom faces today. Best
    speed and best wishes on your worthy endeavour! You go girl!

    Please excuse my gross error at not noticing that you have already
    crossposted to as well as several other NG's. I am unable to
    find an answer to your question but none of the auctions for your model
    camera at ebay has the retail price listed so I wouldn't worry about it.
    Don't give your camera away. There are several companies who buy used
    cameras. Contact or and ask them what they will give for your
    camera or what would they ask for your camera if they had one for sale. Good
    Luck. Just curious but what camera are you looking to buy after you sell
    Film best,
    me, Feb 7, 2005
  5. Melissa

    Melissa Guest

    Thanks. :)
    I wouldn't say the worst, I'd reserve that for N Korea, China, Al Qaeda,

    But certainly far from the best friend.

    And what about Bush's new catch pair; that he wants to promote "liberty and
    freedom"? What's the difference between them? :) I heard Condoleeza Rice
    repeating it recently too, and wondered; what's the difference?
    Thanks you.
    That was what I was afraid of actually. I think I paid close to $1000 for
    the whole kit originally ( I have a big carry bag, Tamron 20-200 Aspherical
    abd several other goodies ) and I'm shocked at how low the Ebay prices are,
    especially when I just sold a beat up old 8080A suitcase microlab that
    someone gave me for free, for $157 on Ebay.
    My experience with people who buy used stuff, is that you can usually
    expect 10 cents on the original dollar.
    I'm actually into digital now, I picked up a used Coolpix 4500 ( yes, used
    on Ebay for $330 ) which I just love to death, and Costco had a sale
    recently for a HP Photosmart 7760, which prints awesomely on glossy photo
    paper, so no more film developing waits for me.

    And that probably explains why the 650si's are going for so little now.
    It's a great camera but I suspect most people are just going digital.

    Yours In Liberty, Melissa - Colorado, U.S.A.

    The last best hope for liberty, to give the world its first Bill of
    Melissa, Feb 7, 2005
  6. Whatever you say "comrade"! BTW: cross-posting is a violation of
    the* Charter!
    Wade-Saunders, Feb 7, 2005
  7. You obviously can't recognize a friend, even when you're being
    protected by one!
    That's the problem with liberals; they truly don't know the difference!
    Wade-Saunders, Feb 7, 2005
  8. Melissa

    me Guest

    That's rhetoric for the unwashed masses.
    Asking questions costs nothing.
    I get everything I could ever hope for and more from film so I'm sticking
    with it.
    I have added you to my list of NG friends. Ping me here if you have any
    questions about film cameras or film photography and I'll try to give you a
    hand or hunt for an answer. Good luck!
    Film best,
    me, Feb 7, 2005
  9. Melissa

    jsmith Guest

    Talk about someone trying to push a belief off onto someone else !!
    jsmith, Feb 8, 2005
  10. Melissa

    Nostrobino Guest

    [can't help with the 650si pricing; as others have suggested, see what they
    go for on eBay]

    Zero interest in martial arts (I'm too old and lazy, and my self-defense
    preference is a 9mm Beretta anyway), but I salute you for your views and
    sentiments in general.

    That's pie in the sky, Melissa. Unfortunately, compiling things like
    "Planetary Bill of Rights" will never be anything but the purest example of
    wasting one's time. Even if you could get governments the world over to
    agree on such a document--and you never will--you're still left with the
    mess of judicial interpretation and rewriting.

    Consider our own Bill of Rights. I'm gratified to see that you're a RTKBA
    supporter, but that's perhaps the best single example of how constitutional
    "rights" can be violated and dismissed by the courts, including the highest
    court in the land. Our Second Amendment says that "the right of the people
    to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed"--but it is infringed all over
    the place, and in many places (NYC being a prime example) the ordinary
    citizen has essentially NO right to keep, let alone bear, arms. (Judges,
    politicians, wealthy and influential citizens of course do fully enjoy the
    right, as do retired policemen who are automatically given permits to
    carry.) Where is the protection of this right promised by the Bill of
    Rights? It doesn't exist. At most, the Second Amendment is a minor potential
    irritant to people who would, if they could, do away with the right
    completely. It protects nothing.

    The Tenth Amendment doesn't fare much better either. It says that the
    federal government has NO power not SPECIFICALLY granted to it by the
    Constitution ("The powers not delegated to the United States by the
    Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states
    respectively, or to the people"). But the government makes and enforces
    thousands of laws that flagrantly violate this principle. Where, for
    example, does the Constitution give any federal agency the right to deprive
    a person of the right to develop his own property because it may contain
    some "protected species" bug? This is just one case in which the bloated,
    self-serving and often screwball government has spun wildly out of control,
    tramples on people's rights, and the Bill of Rights does not stand in its

    Ann Coulter is probably correct when she says that 75% of what the U.S.
    Congress does is unconstitutional.

    Meanwhile the U.S. Supreme Court has "discovered" all sorts of
    constitutional rights and privileges that no one who reads and understands
    plain English can find there. Take Roe v. Wade for one example. Now I can
    see and understand both sides of the abortion argument, and I take no
    position on that one way or the other. But for SCotUS to discover a
    CONSTITUTIONAL right to abortion? Clearly there is nothing in the Bill of
    Rights to support such a notion, nor any "right to privacy" either, beyond
    the rights specifically delineated in the Fourth and Fifth Amendments.

    Alas, our Bill of Rights has been steadily undermined by the very people
    employed to defend it. Is there any reason to believe a "Planetary Bill of
    Rights" would do any better than ours has? Or for that matter even as well?

    Nostrobino, Feb 8, 2005
  11. Melissa

    Nostrobino Guest

    Do you really believe that, or are you just hoping that some radical
    leftist-"liberal" will come along and pat you on the head for reciting it

    Nostrobino, Feb 8, 2005
  12. Melissa

    Nostrobino Guest

    [ . . . ]
    It is true that the two words are often used interchangeably. While they are
    related and even overlapping in meaning, they aren't quite the same.

    Freedom is the state of not being imprisoned, enslaved, or (by extension)
    subservient to royalty, etc.

    Liberty has more to do with the right to do or choose some kinds of things.

    An example of the difference would be the convicted felon who completes his
    sentence and is released. He has his freedom back, but not the same
    liberties he had before conviction, e.g. he cannot legally own a firearm and
    in many states cannot vote.

    Nostrobino, Feb 8, 2005
  13. Melissa

    me Guest

    Dear Nostrobino:
    Do you disagree or are you a right wing republican fascist hoping that
    another like minded cretin will agree with you?
    Film best,
    me, Feb 8, 2005
  14. Melissa

    Melissa Guest

    I carry too. :)

    Yours In Liberty, Melissa - Colorado, U.S.A.

    The last best hope for liberty, to give the world its first Bill of
    Melissa, Feb 8, 2005
  15. Melissa

    Melissa Guest

    Melissa, Feb 8, 2005
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    Guest, Feb 9, 2005
  17. Melissa

    Nostrobino Guest

    Good for you, Melissa. It's fortunate that we're both from states that allow
    this. Many others are not so lucky.

    Nostrobino, Feb 9, 2005
  18. Melissa

    Nostrobino Guest

    You didn't answer the question. Do you really believe that "the US
    government is now the *worst enemy* that personal freedom faces today"?
    You're an admirer of Fidel Castro, Kim Jong-il, et al., and their communist
    paradises, I take it? Wish we were more like them, do you?

    To answer *your* question, I'm a lifelong registered Democrat. However, I
    was a Democrat before the party became dominated by the p.c. whiners and
    looney malcontents who are running it today. You can think of me as a Zell
    Miller Democrat, or a Harry S Truman Democrat. It should go without saying
    that I haven't voted for a Democratic president in recent decades.

    And by the way, fascists were left wing, not right wing. Read Hitler's "Mein
    Kampf" and see for yourself. You'll love his ideology, as most of it
    comports nicely with Democratic ideology today. Likewise Mussolini, who was
    a socialist, anarchist and marxist before he became a fascist (not much of a
    switch there).

    Nostrobino, Feb 9, 2005
  19. Quote"It's a great camera but I suspect most people are just going digital."
    You're right, I just went digital, I bought the Kodak CX 7300 for 144 euro
    complete with 128 MB card battery charger and 4 Ni-Cd batteries.I have now
    the same enthusiasm for photography as when I got my first fujica 110 film
    camera with flash or the Minolta Freedom my aunt brought me from Canada or
    the SLR Nikon FM-2 I bought in '92.I gave away all my old stuff;I wouldn't
    bother to set up an ebay account to sell something no one wants anymore.I
    was bored throwing away the bad chemicals and paying an arm and a leg for
    films, developing etc.just for 5 good shots out of 36.
    Dimitrios Tzortzakakis, Feb 10, 2005
  20. Although I am not from the states, I love USA as if it were my homeland.Many
    good things come from USA, including movies, processors, operating systems,
    music, democracy.If there wasn't microsoft (yes!microsoft) I wouldn't be
    having the japanese editor installed.Try to find japanese for linux, it's
    not possible.And if there wasn't kodak, I wouldn't be having an excellent
    digital camera only for 100 euro.
    Tzortzakakis Dimitriïs
    major in electrical engineering, freelance electrician
    FH von Iraklion-Kreta, freiberuflicher Elektriker
    dimtzort AT otenet DOT gr
    Dimitrios Tzortzakakis, Feb 10, 2005
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