Where to go for second hand?

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by toby, Apr 13, 2005.

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    toby Guest

    Hi folks,

    I'm a student wanting to start practising video production and editing,
    and I'm looking to pick up a second hand prosumer miniDV cam. Best bet
    at the moments looks like the Panasonic AG-DVX100 (non 'A').

    Does anyone have any suggestions about good places to keep an eye out
    for this kind of second hand kit? Obviously eBay, warnings
    notwithstanding; are there any good dealers (though price could be an
    issue) or useful forums to watch?

    Also, any particular pitfalls by buying cams second hand, besides the
    obvious? Clearly I'd insist on seeing it working first, for what THAT's
    worth... also these cams seem to have a usage clock so if that's
    reliable then that's another indication I guess (but are higher or
    lower hours better??!).

    Some input on negotiating minefields would be appreciated...!

    Cheers

    Toby
     
    toby, Apr 13, 2005
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    Tony Morgan Guest

    There's been a number of Sony VX100 cams on Ebay over the last 3 months,
    being eventually sold for anything between £250 and £600.
     
    Tony Morgan, Apr 13, 2005
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  3. Jessops. They often have second hand specials in most of their stores.
    Check out their web site and see if any of the stores near you have
    one.

    Doc
     
    Dr Hfuhruhurr, Apr 13, 2005
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    Tony Morgan Guest

    Sorry, that should have read 'VX1000'.
     
    Tony Morgan, Apr 13, 2005
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    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    :::Jerry::::, Apr 15, 2005
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