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MX-1 $169.99 at Woot
Posted By: Mr Bassie, 01-24-2014, 10:22 AM

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02-06-2014, 11:47 AM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by seventysixersfan Quote
And when I finally do sell a lens, I often have seller's remorse and think hard about reacquiring it--
I've done that way too many times. That even came into my mind about this MX-1 - which lens could I sell that I really don't need to help cover the cost of this camera. I've had to re-purchase 3 or 4 lenses because of this over the years - won't do that again!

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Well it looks like the ice storm delayed my MX-1 a few days. But right now the FedEx site said it is enroute from the USPS office to which they handed it off (FedEx Smartpost) to my local post office. So I should definitely have it tomorrow.
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Yeah, but I admit it tends to work better for classic gear, since it tends to retain its price better or even appreciate, whereas with the latest and greatest, it's worth waiting until the inevitable price cratering.

Of course, if you really want the new stuff, you can think of it as a rental and take the percentage loss whenever you decide to sell it down the line. With this in mind, I've had my cursor hover over the "buy" button for a 645D several times, but it's still a bit too steep to make THAT jump, especially given the risk that I might fall in love!

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I follow the same strategy. I often see something at a great price and think, "That would be fun to play with for a few months." I then often sell it at a small profit. So it amuses me at no cost.
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Yeah, but I admit it tends to work better for classic gear, since it tends to retain its price better or even appreciate, whereas with the latest and greatest, it's worth waiting until the inevitable price cratering.

Of course, if you really want the new stuff, you can think of it as a rental and take the percentage loss whenever you decide to sell it down the line. With this in mind, I've had my cursor hover over the "buy" button for a 645D several times, but it's still a bit too steep to make THAT jump, especially given the risk that I might fall in love!
It also works well if you can use really good rebates and/or store coupons for your original purpose to bring down your initial purchase price. I once combined two big discount coupons to get a $900 lens for $520. A few years later I sold it used for $800.

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It also works well if you can use really good rebates and/or store coupons for your original purpose to bring down your initial purchase price. I once combined two big discount coupons to get a $900 lens for $520. A few years later I sold it used for $800.
That was a really good flip!
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Well it looks like the ice storm delayed my MX-1 a few days. But right now the FedEx site said it is enroute from the USPS office to which they handed it off (FedEx Smartpost) to my local post office. So I should definitely have it tomorrow.
Unbelievable. I ordered from Adorama yesterday at 6:30 pm and it arrived in Lititz, Pa today about 24 hours later. We got the ice as well. Temps must have been warmer as things were significantly more melted than in Chester County.
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Unbelievable. I ordered from Adorama yesterday at 6:30 pm and it arrived in Lititz, Pa today about 24 hours later. We got the ice as well. Temps must have been warmer as things were significantly more melted than in Chester County.
Nice! How do you like it?

Mine shipped on January 27th from Texas. I think it got delayed by the southern storms a bit last week and by the northern storms this week. The fact that it shipped FedEx Smartpost certainly didn't help. It was passed off to a US Post Office about 30 minutes from my house on Tuesday morning and for some reason is taking 3 days to make it here.
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Nice! How do you like it?

Mine shipped on January 27th from Texas. I think it got delayed by the southern storms a bit last week and by the northern storms this week. The fact that it shipped FedEx Smartpost certainly didn't help. It was passed off to a US Post Office about 30 minutes from my house on Tuesday morning and for some reason is taking 3 days to make it here.
I'll check it out this evening and let you. I'm bouncing back and forth between home and Quantico, Va.

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Yeah, I've found that "Smartpost" combines the power of USPS and FedEx ground to bring you an even SLOWER delivery experience than either alone. I'm currently living pretty close to both of you guys and find that when package tracking shows a delivery has reached the dreaded Lewisberry, PA (a whole 25 miles from here) post office, it's going to take about 2-3 more business days before it arrives.

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Nice! How do you like it?

Mine shipped on January 27th from Texas. I think it got delayed by the southern storms a bit last week and by the northern storms this week. The fact that it shipped FedEx Smartpost certainly didn't help. It was passed off to a US Post Office about 30 minutes from my house on Tuesday morning and for some reason is taking 3 days to make it here.


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The one upside to the Pentax MAP is that it has allowed those of us who purchased lenses before it went into effect to often make a windfall on the re-sale. Of course, that's presuming we haven't been hit by SDM bugs or other bad luck!

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That was a really good flip!
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Yeah, I've found that "Smartpost" combines the power of USPS and FedEx ground to bring you an even SLOWER delivery experience than either alone. I'm currently living pretty close to both of you guys and find that when package tracking shows a delivery has reached the dreaded Lewisberry, PA (a whole 25 miles from here) post office, it's going to take about 2-3 more business days before it arrives.
So Lewisberry has one guy & he's still delivering by horseback?
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I am living in Lancaster, so I do occasionally see horses and buggies going down my street, but so far none of them have been carrying the mail!

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So Lewisberry has one guy & he's still delivering by horseback?
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I am living in Lancaster, so I do occasionally see horses and buggies going down my street, but so far none of them have been carrying the mail!

Not mail, but I have been propositioned to buy sweet corn from two barefoot Amish girls from their horse and buggy in my neighborhood near the Lancaster Airport.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jtkratzer Quote
Unbelievable. I ordered from Adorama yesterday at 6:30 pm and it arrived in Lititz, Pa today about 24 hours later. We got the ice as well. Temps must have been warmer as things were significantly more melted than in Chester County.

Wow! That was fast! I ordered the camera from Adorama via their Amazon store front, and it's not scheduled to arrive until late next week! So how do you like the MX-1 so far? First impressions?
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Outen the lights! Have they no shame, hanging around the airport.
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Actually, I just checked my shipping status, and it says that the MX-1 was just delivered to my door two hours ago! Yippee! Can't wait to get home from work...
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