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01-25-2008, 06:12 AM   #1
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What are you going to spend your tax rebate on (USA only)?

As it stands today for people earning $75k or less will receive $600 and couples earning under $150k will receive $1,200 and if you have children dependents you will receive an additional $300 for each.

What are you going to do with your money? Buy a new K20D or K200D, lenses, flashes, software, or just bank it and help pay for essentials?

We will buying more diapers, baby formula and a Britax seat. After that a nice handbag for my wife and possibly a flash for me. The remainder will go in the bank to help pay for the utilities and possibly any car repairs needed this summer.

01-25-2008, 10:29 AM   #2
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Its gonna make a good start on a set of AlienBee 800ws studio strobes...
01-25-2008, 10:32 AM   #3
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A new deck. A new fence. A new heater/AC. New flooring. New windows.

Take your pic. I need all of them, just haven't decide which one to start with.
01-25-2008, 10:35 AM   #4
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I plan on getting the K10D and some glass. I thought long and hard about the K20D, but I figure the K10D is a step up from my K110D and having some nice glass is a better place to put my money right now. Actually, I already ordered the K10D and the 10-17 fisheye lens, can't wait to start playing with them. When the check actually comes I think I will get the 50-135 DA*. Hey, the purpose of the rebate is to get the economy up by spending money, right? Might as well spend it.

01-25-2008, 10:38 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by MRRiley Quote
Its gonna make a good start on a set of AlienBee 800ws studio strobes...

You're after my own heart... I am thinking the same thing.

However, other things might take precedence...

01-25-2008, 12:40 PM   #6
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What to buy, what to buy....

Would love a DA 10-17mm fisheye, DA 50-200, and FA 35 f/2.0 (if it's still available) and maybe an AF-360FGZ flash unit. I know it's more than my rebate, but I've got a little saved for "accessories" we'll see. Should pretty much have me set if I purchase all of this.

Who would have ever thought this little $400 purchase (after rebate) would have snowballed like this!
01-25-2008, 12:53 PM   #7
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I think we should give it ALL to Adam for his great forum
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I'm trying to convince my wife that I need the new 35mm limited macro. It's a very hard sell because I convinced her to let me use some of the Christmas bonus for a DA 70. My plan of attack: The government wants you to spend this money...that's what the recovery bill is all about!

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QuoteOriginally posted by MRRiley Quote
Its gonna make a good start on a set of AlienBee 800ws studio strobes...
I really want the K20D but in reality I'll probably be looking at some Alien Bees as well.
01-25-2008, 08:11 PM   #10
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Sigma 10-20mm here...and a trip to Vegas...
01-27-2008, 06:31 PM   #11
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Already budgeted money for the K20D. May help buy the new DA300 f4. Just wish they had a longer lens.
01-28-2008, 04:23 AM   #12
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I don't have to worry about where our rebate will be spent -- my wife and I don't qualify. However, the good thing is, both of my boys do and the older son has a child, so he is looking at receiving $1500. They can surely use it.
01-28-2008, 06:44 AM   #13
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I think I'm going to put it all into savings, just to spite the politicians.
01-28-2008, 03:44 PM   #14
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I'm thinking about the 35mm macro limited. Or maybe the 10-17mm fisheye. Good thing I have a few months to make up my mind.
01-28-2008, 04:20 PM   #15
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Paying of debt with mine ...
Travelled a lot this year and charged to much of my fun...
I would really love a step up from my K100, but probably not this year. (I have had my K100 cleaned 3 times by three different pro companies, and it still has a couple of spots on the sensor...don't know how they got there, but I am getting really tired of retouching every landscape photo I take...

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