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.


Donna said...

Have you tried to do it through Picasa? I use blogger and haven't had any trouble. Picasa might "trick" it!

Siberians said...

Don't you love it, when the Lord does things like that for you??? Thanks for posting.

Emily said...

Sometimes Blogger is just frustrating like that. What I've done in the past is loaded my pictures to photobucket and then paste the html codes into my Blogger post. It's a roundabout way, but it works! (At least... it worked for me. This technology stuff can be so finicky!)
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