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Oct 01, 2011 02:25 |  #1

Hey guys, so one of my 5Ds died almost a year ago and it has been sitting around doing nothing (like most dead things). Yes, it's certifiably deceased - Canon said something was wrong with the PCB.

My question is, is it worth trying to sell it on eBay? Who has ever sold a dead body there before? What kind of price did you get? There's nothing wrong with the shutter or sensor. I figured someone might perhaps be able to use it for spare parts, or maybe use it as a labrat for kinky camera dissection purposes.

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Oct 01, 2011 02:36 |  #2

Does EBay charge much for listing? If not, then just try and see what happens.


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Oct 01, 2011 02:39 |  #3

I think listing is currently free, but the point is, if I'm only going to get something like $20, it wouldn't be worth my time (of doing the listing, trekking down to the post office etc.).


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Oct 01, 2011 02:40 |  #4

I have seen dead cameras sell reasonably well on ebay, as there are people who do buy them for bits. You won't get a gtreat price for it, but you may be surprised what it fetches. It can be a gamble because obviously the market is limited and if there is only one person looking for a 5D for spares at that time, it may go at the start price. But that is the way with auctions.

On the other hand, what else are you going to do with it? I would just stick it on ebay and see what happens, you may be pleasantly surprised. You have nothing to lose.




  
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Oct 01, 2011 03:17 |  #5

If It's sat around the house doing nothing and you don't intend on getting it repaired I'd stick it on ebay and just see how much you get.
Any costs involved in posting/packaging etc. can be allowed for in your P&P charges.

There is always some idiot willing to pay for useless junk on ebay :-)




  
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Oct 01, 2011 03:20 |  #6

my friend sold his 5d with a broken motherboard for $500. canon said it would cost $400 to repair. BAM gripped 5d with low actuations for $900. i still see most people selling theirs locally for 1k+.


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Oct 01, 2011 09:19 |  #7

any estimate on the shutter?


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Oct 01, 2011 12:10 |  #8

Since Canon said something was wrong with the PCB did they also give you an estimated repair cost? I imagine you could get at least a couple hundred for it as I've seen a few 7D that have been submersed in water go for $500 on ebay.




  
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Oct 01, 2011 15:12 as a reply to  @ spacetime's post |  #9

Since a 5d is still quite valuable, why don't you fix the board and sell it for market.. ???


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Oct 01, 2011 15:22 |  #10

I will give you $50 for it.

Then I will put it on Ebay where BROKEN 5D's are selling for $431 USD and up.

Yeah I checked ... the lowest price paid recently for a broken 5D was $431.00

PUT IT ON EBAY !!!!

Saw a BROKEN 40D go for $270 as well.




  
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Oct 01, 2011 15:32 |  #11

I will give you $50 for it.

My thinking also. It would be worth it for me to get it fixed and use as a backup (third camera body).


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Oct 01, 2011 16:52 |  #12

I think listing is currently free, but the point is, if I'm only going to get something like $20, it wouldn't be worth my time (of doing the listing, trekking down to the post office etc.).

If you have a quote from Canon on how much the repair is, and if you just don't want to mess with it, you could consider donating it to a favorite niece or nephew that wants to dip their toe into the photography world. They might be willing to ante up the repair cost to get a working camera. Or perhaps you have a local school that could use it for photography classroom ?
It would save you from having to mess with it, and put it back into service again for something worthwhile.


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Oct 01, 2011 16:58 as a reply to  @ george m w's post |  #13

Yeah Ebay it. You'd be amazed how valuable your crap is to others.




  
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Oct 01, 2011 19:18 |  #14

Alright guys, I'll eBay it. Unfortunately the Canon guy didn't give me a quote on how much it would take to fix it.

Shutter count is roughly 18,000. The camera actually turns on, I can see SOME of the icons on the top LCD light up (and some of the buttons work). Just that nothing happens when you press the shutter button.


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Oct 01, 2011 22:06 |  #15

It would save you a few bucks as a trade in on a refurb 5DII for Canon's loyalty trade in program, I imagine.


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