Source for Compact P&S cameras

Discussion in 'Film Camera Forum' started by Michael Penn, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Michael Penn

    Michael Penn SC Veteran

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    Sep 14, 2010
    Philadelphia
    Anybody have a good source besides Ebay where the prices are ridiculous ?
     
  2. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    You can check local craigslist, forums like fred miranda or the used store shops like B&H, Adorama, and KEH's used sections. Craigslist prices also vary but you can negotiate and see what you are buying.
     
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  3. arachide

    arachide SC Regular

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    Feb 15, 2012
    Any particular models you are looking for?
    I have been able to score quite a few decent compacts at my local Goodwill. The Kiev and the XA were found on eBay but the rest of these were under $10 at Goodwill or garage sales.
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    Cheap shots by Arachide, on Flickr
     
  4. Michael Penn

    Michael Penn SC Veteran

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    Sep 14, 2010
    Philadelphia
    I was looking for a Yashica T4 (non zoom, non date) but now that Kodak is raising it's film prices I think i'm going to hold off unless I get find one that's affordable.
     
  5. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Real Name:
    Mark
    Nothing like doubling your money. So I'll double that again for the Ricoh R1 - $40! SOLD!!!! :wink:

    Some excellent finds here Andy!!!!
     
  6. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Real Name:
    Bill
    Leica Forum
     
  7. Franklin Bruner

    Franklin Bruner New to SC

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    Jan 14, 2012
    Wrinkle City, Fla.
    Good Willies, The Salvation Army. and a hundred small and large thrift stores! Auctions, pawn shops, yard sales, newspapers(ad's),word of mouth,and camera sites! A good camera, like a good picture, is where you find it.
     
  8. arachide

    arachide SC Regular

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    Feb 15, 2012
    Thanks! I am embarrassed to admit this, but I can't find the R1. I think my daughter might have it in her room, like my Stylus that went missing for months.

    I'd also offer putting the word out to friends and family that you like to take photographs and still use film cameras. Many people realize they will no longer shoot film and are happy to pass the camera along to someone who does. A friend recently gave me a nearly new Contax TVS II that had been sitting in a drawer for years. Another friend gave me her dad's old Spotmatic SP and a collection of Super Takumar lenses to go with it. I'd be a fool to turn down free gear.