I'm trying to avoid the Marketplace

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by John M Flores, May 18, 2016.

  1. No you don't.

    37 vote(s)
  2. Yes you do.

    21 vote(s)
  1. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    So I created this thread.
  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Real Name:
    Go to a bakery. You can eat badly and then justify it by not buying a camera. Win, win.
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  3. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    What kind of thing do you even want? I often covet gear until I think of all the tradeoffs associated with it and quickly convince myself that I wouldn't use it nearly enough to make it worthwhile, nor would the results please me as much as I imagine they would. It's a pretty good cold shower.
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  4. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    Go for a drive, take a walk, try out some feature on your current camera that you never used before, or put it all down and make yourself a nice meal with good ingredients.
  5. Gerard

    Gerard Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 12, 2015
    Vleuten, Utrecht
    Buy a second hand 3MPX Nikon camera, put a 512 mb SD card in it and have fun
    buy a Nikon D5 with a 12-600/1.2 EL lens and have fun
    Watch House of Cards backwards.... and have fun
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  6. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    John, take half the money you want to spend and give it to the charity of your choice. That will make you feel better than any gear purchase, imo. Take the other half down to AC and pick your lucky number on the roulette wheel. One spin. 35-1 odds. If you hit you can go on a guiltless spending spree. If not, you will have donated to two charities...
  7. PakkyT

    PakkyT Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 20, 2015
    New England
    Take every piece of photography equipment you own, stick it all into a slightly too small bag so that you have to strap things like monopods on the outside or carry them in a free hand. Now take a long walk with it all. Problem solved, as you realize you need to get rid of some stuff.
    Last edited: May 18, 2016
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  8. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Real Name:
    You don't, but I do.

    Once I get it my photographs will reach a new level that is currently impossible without the new thing. I know with this new technical capacity it will open new doors to my creativity. Doors that have been closed due to my lack of the right piece of equipment. With this new access to expanded creativity I'll grow into a better photographer. I'll be able to reach my potential.

    All I need is this one more thing to make my photographic life complete. I'm so excited!

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  9. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
  10. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Real Name:
    Andrew Lossing
    Didn't you just get a GX85? No matter, I voted buy.
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  11. alan1972

    alan1972 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 23, 2012
    Malaga, Spain
    Real Name:
    Alan Grant
    Try moving house to somewhere outside the USA... I think you would find the appeal of the Marketplace forum would drop significantly as you scan the "ships to..." locations. This also helps reduce the trauma of being tempted by great deals on refurbished cameras and lenses. For maximum effectiveness I guess you should pick somewhere outside North American and Europe.
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  12. bahamot

    bahamot Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 4, 2015
    Go travel with your current camera then review the results. Most likely you'll not want new camera or lenses.
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  13. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
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    Define "Need".
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  14. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA
    "Do or do not, there is no try..."

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  15. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
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    That was in my fortune cookie recently:
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  16. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    Here are the results so far:


    Now I know who my real friends are. I think...
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  17. MJL

    MJL Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2016
    New Zealand
    Real Name:
    Send the money you were going to spend to your relatives in the Phillipines. What you would spend on a lens they can live on, what, how long, a month, more? Think about it and you'll feel good and they will make you feel like God....
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  18. rmcnelly

    rmcnelly Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 21, 2015
    Portsmouth, VA

    The real friends are saying Yes you do! ;-)

    (I'm a good enabler!)
  19. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Real Name:
    Damiano Visocnik
    a GAS addict should never be limited by "ship to... " . There are always shipping forward companies; I use www.shipito.com
    Even if an item can ship outside USA the price for shipping is usually insane, compared to within USA. So I have my items shipped to California and from there onward, for very little money, to my address in Australia.
    Don't let the "ship to..." get in the way of feeding GAS :)
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  20. MJL

    MJL Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 24, 2016
    New Zealand
    Real Name:
    I use New Zealand Post's "YouShop" which forwards from US, China and UK to New Zealand.