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    You should seriously think of translating your money into something solid and durable like cameras and lenses.

    Money is made of paper which is flimsy but cameras and lenses are made of more durable stuffs like plastic, glasses, titanium etc.

    Does this make sense to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Does this make sense to you?
    A few years back my lawyer friend told me that buying a 2nd hand Premium lens is like having a fixed deposit. When you need money you just cash it. Since then I have invested in several dry cabinets and putting my money into lenses. Furthermore with all these quantitative easings your money seemed safer with something solid.

    But it is mostly money out not in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    A few years back my lawyer friend told me that buying a 2nd hand Premium lens is like having a fixed deposit. When you need money you just cash it. Since then I have invested in several dry cabinets and putting my money into lenses. Furthermore with all these quantitative easings your money seemed safer with something solid.

    But it is mostly money out not in.
    Why don't you have a feel of your beautiful glasses once a while. See how solid and heavy they are.

    Now feel a few pieces of paper money. They are so flimsy and fragile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion

    Why don't you have a feel of your beautiful glasses once a while. See how solid and heavy they are.

    Now feel a few pieces of paper money. They are so flimsy and fragile.
    Totally agree with you. I will help you. Give me all your flimsy and fragile paper money.

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    To be honest if you Buy Leica's fast glass ( the 1.4 ) and kept well you not loose much at all..... sometimes if timed right during times when certain lenses are hard to find in Dealers you can make money... try that with Nikon or Canon.

    I had a Leica 50mm 1.4 ASPH and lost only $100 over a year when I sold it!
    See my WTS items.. :) Any sales is by meet up face to face, payment is cash only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Why don't you have a feel of your beautiful glasses once a while. See how solid and heavy they are.

    Now feel a few pieces of paper money. They are so flimsy and fragile.
    Yes.. you can hand over those flimsy papers to me if you don't want it

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man View Post
    Totally agree with you. I will help you. Give me all your flimsy and fragile paper money.
    I agree also !!
    See my WTS items.. :) Any sales is by meet up face to face, payment is cash only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man View Post
    Totally agree with you. I will help you. Give me all your flimsy and fragile paper money.
    OK.

    Could you give me your paypal account and the password? I'll send you a few thousands.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dfive View Post
    To be honest if you Buy Leica's fast glass ( the 1.4 ) and kept well you not loose much at all..... sometimes if timed right during times when certain lenses are hard to find in Dealers you can make money... try that with Nikon or Canon.

    I had a Leica 50mm 1.4 ASPH and lost only $100 over a year when I sold it!
    My lawyer friend made money or broke even with each transaction while I always lose money. My buyers are always lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion

    OK.

    Could you give me your paypal account and the password? I'll send you a few thousands.

    Sure, can I ask for it to be in running serial numbers? I am a collector of fragile paper money you see

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    When a country is mis-managed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    When a country is mis-managed.

    When someone in Zimbabwe offer this amount for your used gears, don't be too happy.
    I eats, shoots & leaves

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    When a country is mis-managed.
    You mean the US Dollar that Bernanke is furiously printing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    When a country is mis-managed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    When a country is mis-managed.

    Quite sad.. all they can come up with is three pieces of rock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanzohattori View Post
    Quite sad.. all they can come up with is three pieces of rock?
    They are suggesting that this fragile and flimsy paper money is worth those 3 rocks. :P

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    buy gold. safe haven.

    gold price spiked overnight as Cyprus bank run threatens EUR$ stability.
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