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    Where do you get your gear?

    Hello,

    I need some help again.

    There are only a few dealers in Germany selling Hasselblad gear, but their prizes are very crazy when they sell pre owned stuff. I agree to pay some more money when buying at a dealer but if I compare to other sources it is a little bit ridiculous to pay that much.

    So, does anybody have an information where I could get pre owned gear in Germany or nearby for good value? I am looking for a HC120/4 Makro (I would even take the older version) and a HC80.

    Thank you!

    Thomas

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    Re: Where do you get your gear?

    Quote Originally Posted by fotom View Post
    but if I compare to other sources it is a little bit ridiculous to pay that much.
    Let me guess.......eBay?

    Thomas, this is not a criticism but me venting after trying to sell some expensive camera gear (on eBay).

    Why do people who can't afford to pay good money for quality second hand kit get all huffey and assume sellers should sell it for peanuts? While I agree both seller and buyer should reach a fair price it would seem to me that currently buyers want it all their own way.
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    Hi Gareth,

    I do not want to buy good quality for peanuts. Do not missunderstand my point of view.
    The stuff I regular use I buy new. Some other, that I wonīt use frequently, I want to save some money on. Especially, when that gear does not bring or earn any money.

    My other sources are not ebay. There are a few places at the internet but when I ask for, if stuff is still available it is already gone. Sometimes I believe bought by reseller. Well, in this case I had been too slow maybe...

    Sometimes it seems to be impossible even getting the gear new at a shop. That was my intended question for: Where do you get good stuff without paying twice as much as needed?

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    Re: Where do you get your gear?

    Quote Originally Posted by fotom View Post
    Hi Gareth,

    I do not want to buy good quality for peanuts. Do not missunderstand my point of view.
    The stuff I regular use I buy new. Some other, that I wonīt use frequently, I want to save some money on. Especially, when that gear does not bring or earn any money.

    My other sources are not ebay. There are a few places at the internet but when I ask for, if stuff is still available it is already gone. Sometimes I believe bought by reseller. Well, in this case I had been too slow maybe...

    Sometimes it seems to be impossible even getting the gear new at a shop. That was my intended question for: Where do you get good stuff without paying twice as much as needed?
    You just have to wait for the right moment. I got my H4D-40 Stainless steel at a totally crazy price.

    At such moments, you must be able to decide and act fast ...

    Example: At this moment, there's a Leica S2 on eBay.de : 10'999 Euro. Almost new, with one year warranty. From a dealer, btw.

    S.

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    Re: Where do you get your gear?

    hasselbladdigitalforum.com - Index has a good traders section - will reputable dealers offering good prices.

    You may want to try Konijnenberg in Holland: http://www.photospecialist.de/

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    Re: Where do you get your gear?

    In addition to Swissblad's excellent suggestion, have you asked for the item(s) here on GetDpi?

    Just list a "Want To Buy" (WTB) ad.

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    Hi,
    As I have no acquaintance with this shop that was warmly recommanded to me I guess I can also communicate it freely:

    http://www.greiner-photo.com

    Nice prices and experienced manager

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    Re: Where do you get your gear?

    Thank you all! The links above I havenīt seen / found before and the prizes are very interesting at Greiner- Foto!

    No, I havenīt asked here for those items. Itīs a good idea only with that exception, that the seller should be based in Germany or somewhere around here.

    I will now go on looking for the lenses.

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    Re: Where do you get your gear?

    Donīt understand why ebay is mentioned. There is nothing interesting at all for digital HC lenses.

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    Re: Where do you get your gear?

    Digital backs and camera bodies only from our dealer. Most lenses come from our dealer as well with a rare exception of a private sale or auction. It may cost more dollar wise however we are saved many times over with the knowledge that I've got my dealer standing behind me.

    The last thing I need is to be out in the boonies when something goes wrong and no support.

    Again, just my 2Ē

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    Re: Where do you get your gear?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stan ROX View Post
    You just have to wait for the right moment. I got my H4D-40 Stainless steel at a totally crazy price.

    At such moments, you must be able to decide and act fast ...

    Example: At this moment, there's a Leica S2 on eBay.de : 10'999 Euro. Almost new, with one year warranty. From a dealer, btw.

    S.
    Found an H3DII-50 for 8999€ on ebay as well... my one was more expensive but with zoom, so that is maybe balancing...

    But you are right, at the right moment I will have to take the chance...

    I can both: Wait and take...
    Last edited by fotom; 20th December 2012 at 12:48.

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    Re: Where do you get your gear?

    Hasselblad USA has a 25% off Certified Pre-owned with 6 months factory warranty. Runs to Dec. 31st

    Example: A CFV/39 back in mint class 1 shape with 401 shot count ... $8,171.

    -Marc

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    Re: Where do you get your gear?

    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    Hasselblad USA has a 25% off Certified Pre-owned with 6 months factory warranty. Runs to Dec. 31st

    Example: A CFV/39 back in mint class 1 shape with 401 shot count ... $8,171.
    I'd love to play with one of those, but it's out of my price range—even at discount!
    Someone buy it for me, ok? I'm happy to register as a non-profit charity. ]:-)

    I always like to buy from people I know when possible. Difficult to find items, I buy them from wherever I can find them.

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    Re: Where do you get your gear?

    I have a CF39 digital back for sale for a good price if anyone is interested
    Currently mounted in V

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