Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Camera Story

I mentioned last time that my Canon PowerShot camera (which I loved) got broken at Christmas. After calling Canon and finding out how expensive repairing the broken LCD screen would be, I decided to look for a camera on eBay. I almost immediately found a slightly used PowerShot for $85.00 with free shipping (about 1/3 of the retail price) and was excited to snap up that deal. It works just wonderfully, and I didn't have to worry about learning different features since it is identical to my old camera.

But the most interesting part of this story is that while I was looking for a replacement for my camera, I noticed that people were succesfully selling broken digital cameras. I decided to put my damaged camera on eBay with a complete description of needed repairs and a starting price of $0.99. Imagine my surprise when the auction closed, and the camera had sold for over $50.00!

So you might be wondering where the pictures are, since I have a working camera again. Well, now there seems to be a problem with Blogger because I have not been able to upload any pictures over the last several days. I don't think it's a problem with my computer since I've uploaded in other places. I'll keep trying and if anyone has any suggestions, just leave a comment.