Local store offers 24 month no interest financing as well as price matching. So that is what I do. BUt I also don't do it unless I can afford it with cash.
Joined Nov 2010
Jill Kelly wrote in post #16429107
Do most people:
Buy with cash
Take out business loans
Use Credit Cards
Buy as you go, or
All of the above. If I need it I get it. All of what I have these days is owned outright. I invested heavily to begin with knowing that after a few years I'd then hardly need anything for the years after that.
You know...this thread reminds me. It's really the only hobby I actually buy things mostly new. All other hobbies or interests is usually used. I've sold many things including my pedal bikes to buy some new equipment as of late. Now just need more clients to actually start buying lenses and new body!
Joined Jan 2013
Nov 08, 2013 00:05 as a reply to @ Aki78's post |
I buy used... Cash most of the time, with an occasional trade. I try to avoid upgrading camera bodie,s as they depreciate quickly. Lenses on the other hand, have been a great investment. I just recently sold my 70-200 2.8 IS MKI for more than I paid for it. No clue how that happened, but a huge win, being that we've used it for 5 or 6 years now.
a mere speck
Gallery: 67 photos
Joined May 2011
Location: Gainesville, Florida
I'm an amateur. As such, I don't have to justify a camera gear purchase. When I ran my own business, I would always run ROI calculations on any large purchase.
Kim (the male variety) Canon 1DX2 | 1D IV | 16-35 f/4 IS | 24-105 f/4 IS | 100L IS macro | 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II | 100-400Lii | 50 f/1.8 STM | Canon 1.4X III
Joined Aug 2012
My fiancee took most of my saving when she left after I was paying for everything for her. I sold my xsi to make a car payment. I then worked no word of a lie for 90 days without an off day while working OT and paid for my mkii 70-200 and my nifty 50 cash...... how sweet that was.
Joined May 2007
i crash weddings and wait till the photographer is busy and steal his bag! joke.. i buy used, i buy new, i pay cash, i charge, i borrow! anything to get what you need.
Joined Jul 2005
I know someone who work at a local gear rental store. He borrows items for free when the store is not open on the next day. I think its a good way to test out different equipments. Since the items are rentals, he tends to use them very hard, which is a great way to test gear reliability.
Joined Jan 2008
Buy one item at a time with cash from my business account. If I can't afford it, it goes on my list to be purchased. I credit card nothing.