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Has anyone bought one of the $99 X10's from eBay?

Discussion in 'Fuji Forum' started by kevistopheles, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. kevistopheles

    kevistopheles SC Regular

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    Jan 2, 2015
    Years ago I had an X10 (in fact as I recall I bought it from Ray) and really liked that camera a lot. I sold it and since then have been shooting Fuji (XE-1) and Sony (5n, 6 and now an a6000). I find I really dislike the a6000 and I am thinking of picking up an X10 to play with while I figure out what to do with the Sony.

    The $99 price is quite tempting especially given the state of my wallet during the holidays. Has anyone bought one? They supposedly "may have minor scratches or blemishes". Of course it is amazingly cheap.
     
  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Can you provide a link please kev?
     
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  3. kevistopheles

    kevistopheles SC Regular

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  4. Susan Sande

    Susan Sande SC Veteran

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    Aug 3, 2011
    Upper left USA
    Dang it all!!! Do not tempt me with a scratch and dent camera with free shipping. Though..... I may Make an Offer and just see how low they'll go!! (since it is not coming with batteries, charger, lens cap etc).

    Edited to add: I put in $61 just to start the Make and Offer ball rolling. Seller came back with $94.99.
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2015
  5. rbelyell

    rbelyell SC Top Veteran

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    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    i did, but i dont think it was this particular deal from this seller. i had the original, sold it to 'upgrade' to the x20, hated the xtrans sensor and sold the x20. then i saw a deal similar to this about last january or so. it was 'open box' new, but supposedly had the sensor before it was improved to deal with the 'white orb' issue. i bought it anyway because, well, it was $100! ive never had an 'orb' issue, and i love the camera. of course, none of this is probably very helpful, but i guess by the same logic, its $100 and if somethings really wrong you can get your money back.
     
  6. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    Dec 15, 2011
    I bought one in March from the same seller for $123 iirc. Camera was more or less "like new", but came with third party battery and charger. I have had zero issues with it.
     
  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Does not ship to Oz, dammit
     
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  8. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Take another look, Sue. I think it DOES ship to Oz.

    FujiFilm X10 Digital Camera 12MP 4X Optical Zoom 1080HD

    I owned the X10 twice before and let it go both times before really mastering EXR mode and I've regretted that. At $99, I'm tempted.
     
  9. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Well that's confusing. In the small print it says it ships here, but in the large red print above, it says it does not. I imagine you wouldn't see that because you're there, so there's no need for it to say anything at all...

    image.
     
  10. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Same goes for the United Kingdom too.
     
  11. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Drat. That's really too bad.
     
  12. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I would shoot the seller an email if you are interested.
     
  13. Susan Sande

    Susan Sande SC Veteran

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    Aug 3, 2011
    Upper left USA
    Just got a counter offer to my counter offer. Seller says $90 is the lowest he can go. Free shipping. Hmmmm. Merry Christmas to me? Maybe.
     
  14. kevistopheles

    kevistopheles SC Regular

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    Jan 2, 2015
    Hmmmm....$90 is gonna pretty hard to resist.
     
  15. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    Yeah, very hard to resist and there's very low risk at that price. Even if you don't really need this camera, playing around with the EXR technology can be a lot of fun. Plus, the jpg's from the X10 are better than those from the X20.

    Meanwhile, replacement NP-50 batteries - even Fuji-branded ones - are very inexpensive. $12.49 each on Amazon.com as I type this. Battery life with the X10 will encourage you to pick up an extra two or three of them.

    I'm thinking about picking up one of these X10's to keep in the car with me at all times. Remember, if you pull the trigger use Amin's eBay link.
     
  16. Susan Sande

    Susan Sande SC Veteran

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    Aug 3, 2011
    Upper left USA
    I pushed the button after going back and reading reviews one more time. Ebay said there were currently 42 other buyers making offers. Biro - that was my thought exactly. Toss it in the car at all times camera.
     
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  17. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Nah. By the time shipping and exchange rate and bank fees are taken into account, it's just not worthwhile. I could probably get one here, for less, if I *really* wanted to. I really need to stick to my guns. No more cameras until I rationalise what I have.
     
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  18. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    It just became a present for someone for whom I had no good ideas. I hope it works. :rolleyes-74:
     
  19. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I'll bet it will work fine. I just pulled the trigger on one myself. But you (or the giftee) will probably have to pick up a few accessories. The camera ships with battery and charger but no other gear. That means no USB cable, no lens cap and (I'll bet) no manual.
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2015
  20. kevistopheles

    kevistopheles SC Regular

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    Jan 2, 2015
    Just bought one too. They accept returns so if it's a mess it can always go back. Having had an X10 before I know it'll need a few extra batteries. I have my soft release from when I had the x10 before and a thumb rest is a good idea with these cameras.